Charity jobs in the UK
The role of charities is now more important than ever. Whilst corporate greed drives the commercial world forward, a small but significant 2.8% of the UK workforce have dedicated their careers to charity jobs.
Often know as “the third sector”, or “non-profit sector” charity jobs and people working in charities are a significant part of the government’s Big Society agenda, making now the perfect time to enter the sector.
Charity jobs are also rewarding in ways that the regular 9-to-5 often fails to be, as mentioned in our previous post, working in the charity sector is also great for your health. Volunteering England’s report on the impact of volunteering and health has found clear evidence that
volunteering can increase volunteers’ longevity, improve their mental health, and keep them fitter
In Deloitte’s 2015 Millennial Survey, 47% of social media savvy millennials placed a high priority on businesses improving society and protecting the environment. A staggering three quarters of those surveyed believe that
businesses are too fixated on their own agendas and not focused enough on helping to improve society
And this is why charity jobs are becoming key. A new, more socially conscious, generation is entering the work force, and the opportunity to take part in work that is geared towards providing help and support to those in need is extremely appealing. The Nexus Youth Summit is championing this new work ethic, saying:
The world is at a crossroads. Social and environmental tensions are growing. Technology has made the global village increasingly inter-connected and inter-dependent. People everywhere are seeking transformative ideas, new resources and new leadership to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future.
Charity jobs are now at the forefront of a global way of thinking and living, and there has never been a more exciting time to get involved and help make the world a better place.
average earnings by role in the charity jobs sector:
|Senior function head||£52,839|
|Senior specialist staff||£30,900|
|Junior specialist staff||£18,871|
|Trainee specialist staff||£15,291|
|Trainee non-professional staff||£13,661|
For more detail on funding, the number of charities, where they are and where they operate check out the House of Commons report, from 12 December 2014 on Charity jobs, social action & the voluntary sector: statistics