How to become a Charity Researcher

Experienced (non manager)

Considering a career as a Charity Researcher?

This job is perfect for anyone with a brain for facts and figures. As a researcher, you’ll get involved in several in-depth and data-heavy projects that are critical to attracting the right donors and convincing people to give to your cause. This work is essential for any non-profit because it produces the hard facts the organisation needs to back their claims. Depending on the needs of the charity and the type of work, you could find yourself doing anything from market research to academic content.

Where can a career as a Charity Researcher take you?

Charity Researcher £25,000 1-2 years
Policy & Research Officer £35,300 2-3 years
Research Manager £38000 3-5 years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • Well-versed in backing ideas with qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strong presentation skills
  • A keen editorial eye
  • A results-oriented mindset
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passionate about meaningful work
  • Strong attention to detail

Qualifications and experience

  • Strong background in research
  • Educated to degree level
  • A professional knowledge of the research subject
  • For specialised areas such as medical, legal and social work, a postgraduate degree may be required
  • Background in the field/cause may be essential
  • Knowledge of common analysis tools and databases such as SQL

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