With over 164,000 charities in the UK, the voluntary sector employs around 800,000 staff. It can be a great option for those who are motivated by the desire to help others and add value to society.
A hugely important role in any charity, fundraisers seek to increase financial contributions by building relationships with individual and groups, and by planning and overseeing fundraising events.
Charities need to communicate with their supporters, their beneficiaries and the media to make sure the right messages are getting across about the work that they do.
So often the success of a charity is reliant on the hard work of its volunteers. Coordinators are employed to ensure the smooth running of this essential help.
Despite being not-for-profit organisations, charities need to employ skilled accountants to ensure they are balancing the books and making the most of their resources.
From humanitarian and emergency operations, to encouraging development and self-sufficiency in rural areas, overseas development professionals are crucial to the good work that charities do.
To understand how a charity can make changes and add value in the right ways a team of researchers are needed to do the groundwork and help set the goals of the organisation.
Whether it's a specific campaign, event or new funding stream, project managers are often employed (sometimes on fixed term contracts) to see an assignment through from start to finish.