Working for a Charity
See also 'Volunteering','Trusteeships' and 'Jobs of offer'
There are many charities both local and national which rely heavily on the work and experience donated by retired people. We discuss the subject in the topic page on 'Volunteering' and list some of the websites which connect volunteers with appropriate charities.
For a useful general list of contacts in this field see www.primetimers.org.uk
For a comprehensive oversight of information on charities see www.guidestar.org.uk which is supported by HM Treasury, the Chrity Commission and various trusts.
; www.charityjob.co.uk ; www.volunteering.org.uk ;
: Encore Futures facilitates strategic level, high impact volunteer projects in charities for experienced professionals who are looking for a new challenge. Introductory workshops to help you explore how your skills can make a difference through your next stage of life and work are also available.
‘Reach’ helps to connect volunteers with voluntary organisations
www.pilotlight.org.uk : ‘Pilotlight’ is an organization which introduces its members (who are volunteers recruited from industry and the professions) to small charities in order to help them grow.
www.primetimers.org.uk Advises executives and professionals who are seeking full or part time work in the charity sector but are uncertain where to start; it also gives career coaching and mentoring.
www.can-online.org.uk Community Action Network supports and networks social entrepreneurs who are seeking to improve the quality of life for all, but particularly disadvantaged communities.
For jobs currently on offer with specific charities see Jobs on Offer, which include:
www.cfappointments.com CF Appointments specialises in recruitment of senior executive talent for the charity and non profit sector
www.mediatrust.org Jobs with the Media Trust, which acts as a broker between charities needing media skills and people who can provide these skills.