Working for a charity

Around 800,000 people in the UK work for a charity. They’re crucial to helping the charity make a difference. The variety of roles available is huge.

Where to look for jobs

Many job sites have adverts for jobs in charities. The biggest dedicated site is You can also try Third Sector Jobs.

Several recruitment agencies that specialise in charity roles. Big names include:

Volunteering can be an excellent way to gain skills and experience in an area you’re interested in.

Pay and conditions

Benchmarking data shows that pay at more junior levels is similar to the public or private sectors, but that more senior staff in charities earn less than they would in equivalent roles elsewhere.

Charities tend to be flexible employers, and data shows that charity staff are more likely than others to work part time. However they’re slightly less likely to be on permanent contracts