‘Charityworks‘ is a paid, 12-month graduate scheme, which provides all the tools for you to build a career in the UK social sector.
Rising inequality, widespread social isolation, an ageing population and climate change; these pressing social issues constantly surround us. We need talented, committed people to work on solving them. Is that you?
Charityworks exists to help talented people develop sustainable careers that are dedicated to solving the problems listed above. We want people to be able to work on these issues in the long term, to build a life for themselves while also becoming brilliant social
[We] offer a unique opportunity for talented graduates to gain experience and build networks across the [social] sector, at the same time as providing non-profit organisations with a cost effective and easy way of accessing talented people capable of having an immediate impact.
As a Charityworks Graduate Trainee, you will have a full time job in a partner charity or housing association. You will also partake part in an acclaimed leadership programme, which will introduce you to all aspects of working and leading in the social sector. You’ll gain experience of the sector, build an understanding of the key issues, and have access to a national network dedicated to making a difference.
Charityworks is a national programme, offering over 100 placements each year. Placement organisations in 2014/15 included:
- National charities like AgeUK and NSPCC
- Award-winning local housing associations like Poplar HARCA
- National organisations like National Housing Federation and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.
Graduate Trainees in those organisations perform real jobs, ranging from delivering front line services through to working on research and strategy. They are matched with a Charityworks Programme Manager and external mentor to help
them make the most of the year.
The 12-month Charityworks programme makes this much more than just a great job. You will get together with your fellow trainees and leaders twice a month to explore and debate the key issues affecting your work and society. You’ll also produce 3 pieces of independent research, each helping to raise your profile and develop your understanding of your environment.
Read the Charityworks brochure to find out more!
How to apply
There are currently over 100 vacancies within the CharityWorks scheme, including opportunities in public services and administration, marketing, advertising and PR, healthcare, charity and voluntary work, social care and information, research and analysis
Applications are now open until midday on 16th April 2015.
To apply, or to find out more about the programme, visit the Charityworks website