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Charity and development work

This section has information on careers within the charity and development work sector. It is a popular sector, and it offers a diverse range of opportunities within a not-for-profit environment.

Roles within the sector include fundraising, volunteer management, charity management, emergency planning and international aid/development work.

It is a large and diverse sector, and includes small community groups and organisations, as well as large national and international organisations. Entry into this popular sector is competitive, and related work experience is important, either paid or unpaid.

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Industry insight: charity and development

Twitter Lists: Charities and Development Work - Are you on Twitter? Look at our Twitter Lists for Charities and Development Work to receive updates on news, vacancies and advice from relevant professional bodies, employers and useful organisations. Please note the Careers Service cannot accept responsibility for the content of external sites.

Twitter @uofedcareers/Charities

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TARGETjobs - provides graduate careers advice in the charity/not-for-profit sector, including international development. It also allows a search for graduate jobs, employers and work experience in this sector.