Get into Charities and NGOsWeek

Week commencing 3rd February 2014

What is it?

A week of activities designed to help you find out more about opportunities in this popular sector including information on routes in and how to gain valuable work experience.

Do I need to book to attend?

YES! Booking is essential for all activities listed below but booking methods will vary depending on what you want to attend - please read the booking information carefully. Students who haven't used the "My Careers Service" event booking system this year should read our instructions page before trying to log in to book anything.

Please Note: Events are popular and booking for each will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

LOCATION DETAILS FOR DIFFERENT EVENTS will be provided when booking.

What's happening?

Careers in NGOs and Charities – What They Are – And How To Get Them

Monday 3rd February (1-2pm)

This session will give you an overview of the NGO and Charity sectors and provide a succinct guide to some of the different routes you can take to begin and develop your career. Hear from

  • People in Aid helps organisations whose goal is the relief of poverty and suffering to enhance the impact they make through better management and support of staff and volunteers.
  • Barnardos works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
  • Christian Aid works to bring an end to poverty around the world - tackling its root causes as well as its effects.
  • Street Child helps to create opportunities through education for some of the most vulnerable children in the world.
  • City Year London recruits 18-to-25-year-olds for 11 months of full-time volunteering as near-peer role models, mentors and tutors in schools in deprived areas
  • VSU UCLU’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in the local community.

Case study: So you want to be a relief worker? With Catherine Russ, Humanitarian professional development specialist (ex- Save the Children, RedR Senior L&D manager)

Tuesday 4th February (1-2pm)

Catherine Russ is a humanitarian professional development specialist and most recently worked as Head of Learning and Professional Development at Save the Children where she worked for the past 21/2 years. She was involved in setting up the Humanitarian Leadership Academy which is a sector wide initiative led by Save the Children. Her learning and development work goes back over 15 years in a variety of roles in the humanitarian and NGO sectors. In her previous position as Learning Programmes Director at RedR, she oversaw the development and delivery of training programmes for workers responding to emergencies in a range of countries including Sri Lanka, Sudan, Pakistan, Chad and Haiti.

Careers in Charities/NGO Forum and Networking event

Thursday 6th February (5.30 to 8pm)

Are you wondering what the career opportunities might be in the not-for -profit sector? Do you know what you want to do but need some advice as to how to get there? Would you like inside information to help you boost your application? The Careers in Charities/NGOs Forum and networking event will help anyone who wants answers to these questions. The evening consists of a one hour Question and Answer session with a panel of representatives from six different charities including BUNAC, VSO, Save The Children and Vanilla Ventures, a non-profitmaking social impact business, followed by a networking session.

The networking event will give the opportunity to network with the forum presenters and representatives from other organisations such as ARK Teacher Training, The Challenge Network and the UCL volunteering network.

The panellists will be able to help anyone who is interested in domestic or international charity work, internships or employment and faith or non-faith based not-for-profit institutions.

Writing a CV for the charity / NGO field

Friday 7th February (1-2pm)

UCL Careers Consultant

With fierce competition for roles in the sector, a good CV is essential. In this workshop, discover the secrets of how to tailor and personalise your CV for the not-for-profit sector.

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