But where do I start?
Look at Explore types of jobs on the Prospects website for profiles and case studies of some jobs working in the charity sector. There’s a profile on being an Advice Worker, a Charity fundraiser, a Charity officer, an International aid / development worker and a Volunteer coordinator .
For more information look at the charities and voluntary work sector information on the Prospects website .
Have a look at these websites:
Big Issue magazine has articles and features on a wide range of issues and carries job advertisements for work in the charity / voluntary sector.
Charity Choice is an encyclopaedia of charities on the net. You can search UK charities by category, by name or by location.
Forum3 is an annual event, worth going along to if you’re interested in working in the charity or voluntary sector. This year it will be held on September 23rd and 24th 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Entry is free – you can download your ticket before you go. There are all kinds of seminars and workshops about the charity / voluntary sector which you can book to attend and lots of exhibitors from the sector who you can talk to at their stands.
Specialist recruitment agencies for the charity sector include :
Prospectus a Recruitment consultancy specialising in placing people in Charities, NHS Trusts and Universities
Good Moves a recruitment specialist for the charity and voluntary sectors in England, Scotland and Wales
Charity Action specialists in charity recruitment.