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Have you been feeling demotivated at work? Feeling like there’s no real purpose to what you do?

It may seem as if changing the world is an impossible dream – but in the charity sector, you’ll know you’re making a real difference every day. 

Here are our six top reasons why working for a charity could be the most rewarding job you’ve ever had.

1. A real sense of purpose

The desire to make a difference is what drives many people to work for a charity. Charities have a clear sense of purpose and aim to make the world a better place. Being part of this can bring you motivation and job satisfaction of a kind you’ll rarely find in the business world.

2. Like-minded people

Most people who work for a charity say the best thing about the job is the people. You’ll meet people from all different backgrounds, but with one thing in common: they all want to make a difference. You’re unlikely to find cut-throat competition in an organisation where you’re all working together towards an altruistic goal. When you work for a charity, it’s easy to make friends and build a strong professional network.
3. Varied opportunities

Charities are well known for supporting their employees with training, progression and sideways moves into a new field, helping to attract talented people who want to progress. Charities hire people who are dedicated and passionate, whatever their area of expertise, and keeping them engaged and interested is a major priority for them.

4. Benefits and flexibility

You’re less likely to get a pay rise when you move into the charity sector, but you are more likely to find a competitive benefits package and great employee support, because charities want to attract the best talent. Benefits within charities often exceed the corporate world when it coes to unpaid and paid leave, funded learning, childcare and caring assistance and more. Charities also generally offer more virtual roles and flexible working arrangements than the corporate sector.

5. Opportunities for development

Charities tend to be innovative and offer a wide range of opportunities to get creative, involve yourself in interesting projects, and learn new skills. If you work for a smaller charity, you’re likely to find yourself wearing lots of hats and gaining valuable experience that will stand you in good stead in your career.

6. Living by your values

If you’re frustrated by corporate life, it may be that your job is at odds with your values. Working for a charity that aligns with your values will be a breath of fresh air and provide a sense of belonging and purpose to your professional career. 

How can Boston Hale help?

Working in the charity sector could be the best move you ever make. We specialise in the below roles for the charity and not-for-profit sectors:

  • Finance Director/Head of
  • Management Accountant
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Financial Planning Analyst
  • Financial Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant

If you are looking for a new role or looking to hire, please get in touch today.

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