Presentation on theme: "Careers in the Charity Sector: Cancer Research UK Heather Brierley and Neil Clark."— Presentation transcript:
Careers in the Charity Sector: Cancer Research UK Heather Brierley and Neil Clark
Agenda Cancer Research UK: Who are we? Charity Sector: Some common misconceptions Our personal experiences Opportunities in the charity sector Future career paths Questions?
Together we will beat Cancer
Our Purpose We carry out world-class research to improve our understanding of cancer and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer We ensure that our findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients We help people to understand cancer, the progress we are making and the choices each person can make We work in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer
A few facts UKs leading cancer charity Largest fundraising charity in Europe We employ 4,000 staff Our annual income makes us as large as a FTSE 350 Company Fund 4,250 researchers in 42 towns and cities in the UK Future projects worth £413m have already been approved. The charity is working to raise the necessary funds for this vital work.
The Charity sector
Common Misconceptions Unpaid or poor pay Not business-like Unprofessional Soft option No career development Under resourced Niche skills – only shops/science
The Reality Quality Career Development Professionalism Growing influential sector Paid roles/competitive salary Transferable skills Dynamic & fast paced Business focused Real work/live projects A chance to make a real difference
Opportunit ies Volunteering – Shops, Offices, Events Internships (e.g. Oxfam, Cancer Research UK) Graduate Schemes (e.g. Cancer Research UK, Barnardos) Entry Level Roles
Career Paths Examples of Careers you might consider in the Charity Sector –Campaigning –Policy & Public Affairs –Fundraising/Events –Marketing –Health Information –Research –Retail –Corporate Partnerships –Any roles you would find in any commercial organisation e.g. Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal