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Worthwhile - Building a Career in the Third Sector

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Presentation about careers in the charity/voluntary sector that have a social impact. includes details of the Worthwhile Graduate Scheme. November 2015

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Worthwhile - Building a Career in the Third Sector

  1. 1. www.worthwhile.org.uk Building a Career in the Third Sector
  2. 2. www.worthwhile.org.uk What we’ll cover • Who are Worthwhile? • Busting stereotypes: what does a career in the charity sector looks like • Identification of own values, drivers and career aims through experience mapping • Confidence in job research skills • Top tips for securing a great career in the charity sector
  3. 3. www.worthwhile.org.uk We have a number of problems in society today that are pervasive, and will not be solved with status quo solutions
  4. 4. www.worthwhile.org.uk Worthwhile – an introduction Worthwhile’s mission is to create the conditions for young people to do their best work in social impact, from the start of their careers We think there is a real need for this for a number of reasons….
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  6. 6. www.worthwhile.org.uk The working environment for socially engaged millennials is characterised by insecure employment and fragmentation Insecure employment Social impact careers Fragmentation of Work Growth of short term project based work Shift from employing staff long term to maintaining continual conversations with alumni/ ex- staff who can come in and out for short term pieces of work Recruitment process is becoming a community building function Young professionals value freedom and engagement over stability and security Transition to ‘shared economy’ learning – mutual learning opportunities for network members and organisations New measure of success for young people: the extent of their social influence and personal networks Danger of rising unemployment for many, as traditional roles are replaced by technology.
  7. 7. www.worthwhile.org.uk But what does a ‘career’ in the social sector look like?
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  9. 9. www.worthwhile.org.uk Admin, Advice, Information, Advocacy, Business Development, Campaigning, Care Management, PR Finance, Engineering, Fundraising, Housing Management, Human Resources, International Development, IT , Legal, Management, Marketing, Nursing Operations Policy/Research, Practitioner, Project Management, Retail, Social Care/Development, Social Work, Support Worker, Teaching, Training Vocational/Services, Volunteer Management….
  10. 10. www.worthwhile.org.uk How can you go about finding a job that suits you?
  11. 11. www.worthwhile.org.uk DOTS model of career planning
  12. 12. www.worthwhile.org.uk What am I good at? What do I enjoy doing? Which bit of previous jobs/ experiences do I remember fondly/ negatively? What are my hobbies/ passions and how do they map against what I think I want to do in the future? Experience Mapping What am I not good at? Where in the world do I want to be?
  13. 13. www.worthwhile.org.uk Thriving at work
  14. 14. www.worthwhile.org.uk Be like Sherlock Holmes
  15. 15. www.worthwhile.org.uk Good job websites • Charity Job • Dev.net • Guardian Jobs • Escape the City • Elevator Café • The Golden List • Envirojob • London International Development Network Facebook Page
  16. 16. www.worthwhile.org.uk Social Impact Graduate Schemes Worthwhile: www.worthwhile.org.uk The Worthwhile Graduate Scheme seeks to provide a clear career path from university into the social impact space. Through the facilitation of ten-month meaningful work placements, support networks, training and networking events, the Worthwhile Graduate Scheme is the strongest starting point for those passionate about a social impact career. Year here: http://yearhere.org The Year Here programme is a full-time postgraduate course in London designed for smart and curious graduates. Unlike a traditional Master's degree, Year Here is immersive and experiential with those on the programme working towards building creative and entrepreneurial responses to social problems Charity Works: http://www.charity-works.co.uk/for-individuals/ Charity works is a paid, 12 month graduate scheme which gives you all the tools you need to build a career in the UK social sector. As a Charity works Graduate Trainee you will deliver a full time job in a partner charity or housing association, and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme which will introduce you to all aspects of working and leading in the social sector.
  17. 17. www.worthwhile.org.uk Social Impact Incubators • Hub Catalyst: http://www.hubcatalyst.org/: Whether you're an innovative charity or a disruptive social enterprise, Hub Catalyst can help you scale up your social venture to create long lasting impact. Through a mixture of one-to-one mentoring and training boot-camps, their programme is designed to support you in taking your venture to the next level. • Alt:Gen: http://www.altgen.org.uk/: AltGen supports 18-29 year olds to set up workers co-operatives as a way of reclaiming control over work and creating a more equal and sustainable economy. • Kitchenette: http://www.wearekitchenette.com/: Kitchenette is a food start-up incubator. They run a year-long programme, giving food entrepreneurs top industry mentoring, the pick of our residencies at some of the best sites in town, and support developing a business plan and landlord deck to secure your first site. • Bethnal Green Ventures: http://bethnalgreenventures.com/ Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator programme for people who want to change the world using technology. They invest in and support great teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems through an intensive three- month programme.
  18. 18. www.worthwhile.org.uk Reading List! • DIY Toolkit: http://diytoolkit.org/ • Business in the Community – Sustainable Business Tool Kit: http://sustainablebusiness.bitc.org.uk/node/130659 • How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by Graham Alcott (book) • Unltd: Change the World: A young Persons Guide to Social Entrepreneurship https://unltd.org.uk/wp- content/uploads/2014/04/Beginners-Guide-First- Edition.pdf
  19. 19. www.worthwhile.org.uk • Social sector graduate scheme – we match graduates with small and innovative charities. Our placements are characterised by interesting and challenging work and high levels of responsibility from day 1.
  20. 20. www.worthwhile.org.uk Worthwhile creates the conditions for young professionals to do their best work in social impact
  21. 21. www.worthwhile.org.uk Success Stories • 96% of our graduate scheme alumni are in work or full time education • 80% are working in the social sector (16% in further education, others have one on to set up their own organisations • This year, we have twenty three graduates working with our partner organisations • Combined with our social impact internship scheme, our experience of recruiting, placing and developing young people is significant • Within 2 years of leaving the scheme, 6 of our 54 alumni have ended up in senior management positions
  22. 22. www.worthwhile.org.uk Our graduates feedback on the scheme has been very positive Being on the Worthwhile graduate scheme has been a fantastic opportunity to access training and support and to be part of a community of graduates working in similar organisations. Working for Student Minds as part of a staff team of only three people, it is so valuable to be able to access training covering a wide range of topics. The productivity training we received at the beginning of the year has been especially useful in helping me to adapt to a complex and constantly changing workload, and I have been able to take many of the skills I have learnt in training back to the office, sharing techniques such as action learning sets and project management.” Being on the Worthwhile graduate scheme has been a fantastic opportunity to access training and support and to be part of a community of graduates working in similar organisations. Working for Student Minds as part of a staff team of only three people, it is so valuable to be able to access training covering a wide range of topics. The productivity training we received at the beginning of the year has been especially useful in helping me to adapt to a complex and constantly changing workload, and I have been able to take many of the skills I have learnt in training back to the office, sharing techniques such as action learning sets and project management.”
  23. 23. www.worthwhile.org.uk What’s next? • Applications will open in early December and will be rolling until May/June. We will be filling roles on a rolling basis as they are confirmed. • To apply go to www.worthwhile.org.uk • The application process will consist of an initial application form, an interview with Worthwhile and then, if you are successful, interviews with host organisations.
  24. 24. www.worthwhile.org.uk Contact us! twitter.com/WorthwhileUK Facebook.com/worthwhilechange www.worthwhile.org.uk

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