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Charity & Voluntary Sector: Tips for Applications

Working with volunteers, in not-for-profit charitable organisations


Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful skills for the charity sector

Here are some of the qualities and skills that come up in a lot of job advertisements for this sector

  1. fundraising skills
  2. communication skills
  3. teamwork
  4. ability to research
  5. administrative skills
  6. experience of budget management
  7. research skills
  8. understanding of the issues surrounding this sector

Charity directory

The Charity Commission website lists all registered charities and gives details of their expenses and contact details

This could be a useful tool when researching employers for interviews or to find opportunities

CVs and Applications


Speculative Applications

In this sector, there can be many opportunities to find work through networking and applying speculatively

In many cases, however, this work may be unpaid

Current awareness

Use these new sources to impress employers with your in-depth knowledge of the sector!

Making your own opportunities