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Charityworks scores 3.1/5 based on 41 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £17,000 - £19,000
Current salary: £17,000 - £19,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
The most important thing is to show passion for working in the charity sector. When you are applying think in depth about your motivations. Why is it that the charity sector appeals to you? If you have a better answer than ' I want to have a positive impact' or 'I want to make a difference' you'll be doing yourself a favour!
It may seem like a very long process but each stage is manageable. The assessment day is by far the biggest hurdle. Just make sure you engage with the topics. I feel the best thing you can do to improve your chances is to think about what it is about the sector that appeals to you and read charity news to be aware of issues in the sector (e.g. Guardian Voluntary Network / housing network). Finally make sure you engage with the group tasks! Even if you do not feel you have much to say you can take the role of ensuring the group remains focused on the task (i.e. say 'what is the crux of this task' or 'I think we are getting side-tracked... lets bring this back to...) or even just time keeping (okay we have 10 mins left... lets see where we are and get our main points together).
With the interview/presentation just make sure you practice. My first few times I was super nervous and it was not good! so I went through it a few times with my sister and made it much more succinct and also increased my confidence with presenting.
Do you have any interview tips?
As above... make sure you have a clear sense of why you want to work in the sector! You may get through if you say 'I want to make a difference' but you'll have much better chances with a thought through answer. For example the public sector is also a place where people work who want to have a social aspect to their career, why is the third sector more appealing to you?
Also Charityworks has a very social focus, they are trying to create a network of future leaders in the sector. Think about how you would engage and feed into this network. How might you act as ambassador for the programme and the things it stands for?
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