It’s probably safe to say that historians of the future, should there be one, won't be regarding 2018 as one of humanity’s finest years - globally or within our own (barely) United Kingdom.
But as we grapple with increasingly unacceptable levels of conflict, poverty and Boris Johnson, it’s all the more important to remember there are plenty of great people out there too, doing plenty of truly great things. Hundreds of thousands in the UK alone in fact,working or volunteering for good causes and the benefit of others, through nearly 200,000 registered charities.
This week is all about celebrating those people and the fantastic work of UK charities (many of whom we're delighted to work with), so naturally we're proud to be an official supporter of #UKCharityWeek 2018!
Inspired to work for a UK charity?
Charity jobs are of course what we’re all about at Harris Hill, bringing remarkable people together with fantastic opportunities throughout the sector.
And if you've been inspired to find a great new job with a UK charity, here's a top selection of our currently available vacancies, from the north of Scotland to the southern shores of Jersey (which turns out to be a real island and not just invented in the 1980s for tax purposes and Bergerac, so it's definitely worth a look).
On to the jobs below!
This is a key role working on behalf of Scotland's only national charity dedicated exclusively to the prevention and response of child sexual abuse. You'll need to be quick with this one though, as applications close on Thursday 6th December.
18 locations nationwide including Aberdeen, Brighton, Carlisle, Durham, Glasgow, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton and Suffolk
Part-time (min 22.5 hrs per week), £11,500 per year
We're delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, on a nationwide hunt for people who share their passion for the UK's native woods and trees, with the enthusiasm to inspire plenty more! You'll be the face of the Woodland Trust, talking to people from all walks of life about why woods and trees are special and how we can ensure their protection.
Southampton, £31,000 - £34,000 per year
This is a great role for an Events Fundraising Manager to work with a national and international social welfare charity in Southampton, dealing with a range of challenge and special events; where you'll also have the opportunity to travel abroad.
Watford, £23,000 per year
This is an opportunity to get plenty of hands-on experience running programmes, initiatives and events to support the strategy and tailored fundraising programme of this Watford-based charity.
Surrey, £25,000 - 35,000 per year
If you're looking for something short-term this is a fantastic three-month opportunity for a Social Media Developer to join this youth related charity, where you'll help to plan, coordinate and implement all of their social media communications.
Surrey, £25,000 - 35,000 per year
....and with the aforementioned youth related charity, this is also a great opportunity to join them on a temporary basis for three months, developing relationships across the charity's local communities and delivering a portfolio of fundraising and awareness-building events throughout the year.
Hampton, Surrey, £24,000 per year
Famous for Hampton Court Palace, former residence of wedding addict and guillotine enthusiast Henry VIII, Hampton is thankfully now home to a rather more genteel community, who you'll work closely with in this role, implementing this charity's community partnerships strategy by growing income from all forms of local area fundraising.
St Helier, £34,375 - 36,672 per year
Based in the beautiful setting of St Helier and working with one of the UK's most loved children's charities, this is a role with huge appeal where you'll take the lead on fundraising, partnerships and raising the charity's profile throughout Jersey and the Channel Islands.
We've also got a wealth of great opportunities elsewhere in the UK (particularly in London and the South East) in charity finance, fundraising, marketing, digital, data management, HR and many more fields, so if we can help with your job search or recruitment needs please don't hesitate to get in touch.
In the meantime, we highly recommend following the #UKCharityWeek Twitter feed to keep abreast of what's happening, and from all of us, have a wonderful UK Charity Week 2018!
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