In a recent webinar, Simon Allen, OA Chief Operations Officer, shared his experiences of working in the charity sector.
Charities vary considerably in size, values and culture, so you need to choose a charity whose purpose you believe in.
A larger charity will generally have more roles available, higher salaries and be better resourced. However, these charities can be more bureaucratic and the roles more specialised. In smaller charities, employees will likely be generalists, have lower salaries and fewer opportunities for career progression, but can often make a greater individual impact.