A Look Back at What CharityJob Did in 2019
At the end of every year, we like to look back on all we accomplished and celebrate the positive changes we’ve put into place. Needless to say, we kept ourselves very busy in 2019. We made some major updates to our site, got to know the charities we work with and spent plenty of time volunteering for causes close to our hearts.
And on top of all of that, we continued to be the busiest specialised job board for the not-for-profit sector. In 2019, we posted 45,837 jobs and 22,861 volunteer roles and created 115 pieces of content for job seekers and recruiters.
Quite a lot to get done in just twelve months! But we’re so immensely proud of the work we do, which is why we want to take this opportunity to reflect on all the best things CharityJob did in 2019.
Creating the definitive guide to charity sector salaries
The non-profit landscape is shifting, and as such, so are our salaries. With more charities than ever growing their digital and social media presence, the need for candidates with digital experience is on the rise. And with the introduction of regulations such as GDPR, charities are investing more money into people with the know-how and experience to keep things above board.
That’s why we partnered with charity recruitment specialists, Harris Hill, to explore how the need for new skills has impacted the salaries on offer in the third sector. Together, we sampled over 45,000 vacancies in the charity space, drawing from our own insights and Harris Hill’s legacy of salary reporting to create a pay benchmark to be shared with both our clients and our candidates.
You can download the full report below.
Want to see where your salary stands?
Explore our 2019 Charity Sector Salary Report
Building a new generation of charity workers
Did you know that the charity sector workforce tends to be roughly 30 years old and above? Whether that’s because people are shifting into the sector later in life or because employees are sticking around longer than other sectors, there’s a growing need to attract a younger generation of workers.
That’s why organisations like the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP) are so important. They provide 2,500 work experience placements for local disadvantaged teenagers, helping them build the right contacts and experiences to pursue a long-term career in the third sector straight out of school.
Last March, we spent several hours calling up hundreds of London-based charities we work with, asking them to consider offering work placements for these teens. It was a great event—even The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston, Thay Thayalan, and the Deputy Speaker for the Tower Hamlets council, Cllr Victoria Obaze were in attendance, making a few calls of their own.
If you’d like to know more about how you can get involved in helping THEBP, you can get in touch at [email protected].
Launching our brand-new courses hub
Training courses are an important part of the job seeker journey. Whether it’s career shifters looking to gain sector-specific knowledge or charity employees hoping to brush up on the latest trends, personal development is a big part of taking that next step in your charity career.
That’s why we’re proud to boast about the changes we made last year to our courses page, introducing a brand-new courses hub page and stunning new designs for a more intuitive user experience.
Take a look at our current course list and find out which one is right for you.
Speaking of new designs, have you seen our new search pages?
Earlier this year, we caught up with our candidates to find out how their search experience could be improved. What we learned was that they wanted to be able to browse jobs without having to click back and forth between search results and job details. And so our two-panel design was born, providing candidates with more relevant search results.
So far, it’s yielded some amazing results, allowing candidates to search through jobs faster and get a broader understanding of the jobs on offer in the sector. Take a look at what’s available and start saving and applying for jobs today.
Helping you find a path to a more meaningful career with 9 to Alive
In 2018, we launched our brand-new educational video series, 9 to Alive, aimed at helping educate and inspire career shifters who were interested in working in the not-for-profit sector. In 2019, we took that project even further, interviewing an amazing array of industry professionals and providing you with the recruitment and sector-specific expertise you need to figure out your next career move.
Discover all our inspiring interviews and find out if charity work is right for you:
- Interview with Jo Dunsford, European and UK Director for Animals Asia
- Interview with Matt Saunders, founder of social enterprise CharityBox
- Interview with Leon Ward, Charity Trustee
- Interview with Adèle Bird, Recruitment Manager at Leonard Cheshire
- Interview with Michelle Okwudia, Internal Engagement Officer
- Interview with Francine Challands, Support Experience Assistant at Child.org
- Interview with Rich Wall, Manager at Charity Fast-Track
- Interview with Clare Lucas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Muscular Dystrophy UK
- Interview with Ruth Taylor, freelance Campaigns and Engagement Strategist
Celebrating our star volunteers during the #SeasonForChange
Christmas is not just a time for giving—it’s a time for giving back. That’s why we wanted to spend the Christmas season celebrating all the amazing volunteers who tirelessly give their time to make a difference in their community (and in the world). And we got involved ourselves, volunteering with local causes close to our hearts.
We asked you to nominate the unsung heroes, and the response was amazing. With 71 nominations over the span of 4 weeks, it was a hard decision to make. But ultimately, we picked three incredible winners:
End of year donations
At the end of every year, CharityJob donates 10% of its annual profits to charity. This year, we donated to the following organisations:
- Braille Chess Association
- Carers Support Merton
- Kingston Women’s Centre
- The Peaceful Place Ltd
- Read for Good
- School Food Matters
- Stay Safe East
- User Voice
In other words, we’ve had an amazing year, and we’re so excited to see what 2020 brings. Stay tuned to find out what we have in store. And if you’re ready to start applying for your new position, take a look at what charities are hiring now.