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Charity & Voluntary Sector: Sector Overview

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


Sector Overview

What jobs are available and how to get them

Facts and Figures


Estimated number of people employed in this sector in the UK


Growth in number of employees in the sector over the last 12 months (as of February 2013)


Number of people working part time (compared to 27% of the total work-force)

£110 million

Estimated cut to government funding for the sector in 2011


Estimated cut to amount of money charities get from government by 2015


Decrease in charitable donations from individuals in 2012, compared to 2011

Source: Skills Third Sector, Third Sector, NCVO, Guardian Fundraising Hub

The Sector

People are employed in this sector to:

  • Spread news about the charity through marketing and events
  • To do administrative and management tasks
  • To provide services such as advice or help
  • To coordinate volunteers

A greater than average number of people employed in this sector work part time, and charities are able to offer work that doesn't adhere to national minimum wage law. This can make the charity sector quite competitive

Job Roles

Here are some of the major job roles available in this sector

Changes to the Charity Sector

Gillian Young - Youth Work Coordinator