Charityworks Graduate Trainee

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Charityworks

London, London United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
1 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
Charityworks is the UK non-profit sector's graduate scheme - a 12 month paid graduate programme and Times Top 100 Graduate Employer.

As a Charityworks Graduate Trainee you will deliver a full time job in a partner charity or housing association and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme introducing you to what you need to work and lead in the non-profit sector.

In your placement, you might be providing vital business support and evaluation at a national charity like NSPCC, leading on the improvement of infrastructure projects with a housing charity, driving international business with the RNLI, or serving a community in a local project. Wherever you're placed, you'll have a chance to make a real impact through your work.

Alongside your placement, you will take part in a leadership programme. You'll be supported by our programme team and an external mentor to help you make the most of the year. Twice a month you'll come together with your fellow trainees and leaders across the sector to explore and debate the key issues affecting your work and society as a whole. You'll also produce your own research, helping to raise your profile and develop your understanding of your environment.

At the end of the 12-month scheme you'll have the experience and skills to kick-start your professional career in the UK social sector and beyond. Charityworks graduates are highly desired with 98% securing employment within 3 months if they were looking for it. Typically, over 66% of graduates stay in their host organisations at the end of the year, and 96% of graduates since 2009 have remained within the non-profit or public sector - some have even gone on to start their own organisations.

Whatever you do in the long-term, Charityworks is a great way to launch your career and get paid to change the world.


Applications open 3rd October 2018 - 28th February 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Charityworks Graduate Leadership Development Trainee
Employer: One of our Charityworks partner organisations
Location: Placements will take place in leading non-profit organisations across a number of locations across the UK.
Hours: Usually 9am - 5pm with some flexibility according to the requirements of the placement and your host organisation.
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months commencing September 2019
Salary: £18,000 (UK-wide) / £20,000 (London) & Leadership Development Programme

Person Specification

To apply for Charityworks you must meet the following eligibility criteria. Please note that we do make exceptions for these criteria on a case by case basis.


Our minimum academic requirements are a 2:1 at degree level (or equivalent) OR a Masters.

We do not have a preference for particular degrees or disciplines.

We offer a selection of technical roles too, making the programme also relevant to those from a STEM, IT or Finance background.


You must have at least one piece of experience which allows you to demonstrate your commitment to social change (this can be paid or unpaid, at home or abroad, and can include caring responsibilities).*


Ability to competently use basic IT software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office or equivalent), which may include any adaptations/adjustments as required.*


Due to the fact that we partner with a range of organisations and place Graduate Trainees into a vast number of varied roles, it is not possible to provide a detailed job description that applies to all positions at this stage. That said, there are 8 core competencies which we believe are core to you succeeding on the programme. Through our selection process you will be assessed against the following criteria:

Beneficiary and customer focus

Communicate with impact

Build positive relationships


Results driven
Innovative and entrepreneurial

Commitment to personal development

Reference: 619461945

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