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Finding a job

Charity and Third Sector

There are many different areas within the Charity, Not-for-profit and Volunteering sectors and work can be varied.

You could get involved in: 

  • campaigning and lobbying
  • international development
  • community development
  • human rights
  • Fundraising
  • volunteer management, so some

Considering which area(s) you are particularly interested in will help you to target your job search.


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Who recruits the charity and third sector areas?

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Social enterprises
  • Charities
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Pressure groups
  • Think Tanks

Where to find charity and third sector jobs

Many charity and third-sector roles are found through online job boards. These include:


Useful social media

Follow X or Facebook feeds to receive news and information about current projects for the areas/organisations that you are interested in. Most charities and NGOs have an X feed and a Facebook page and this is a good way to start networking with an array of people.

You can find information on the most innovative and followed accounts through the following links:



Tips for finding a job

  • Keep up to date with charity and not-for-profit news and trends by following interest groups and organisations on X, this information might help you identify opportunities to network and tap into the hidden job market.
  • Keep your online job search flexible as some employers might use different titles to describe the same job role.
  • If you are keen to focus on a specific area within the charity and not-for-profit sector then check out the specialist websites for these areas for current vacancies.
  • Most companies have an X and/or Facebook account, register with them as this is often a place where new opportunities are posted, and where you can keep in touch with their current activities.


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