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Careers in International Development: Summary of panel event

This is the fourth post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel event we held on 11thMarch 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

Sector overview

The panel was made up of representatives from LeedsDEC, Maxwell Stamp and a third representing ENDIP and Future Africa.

What is defined as the international development sector will vary depending on who you speak to.  Broadly speaking however, it can be defined as those organisations – be they governmental, non-governmental, charities, public or private sector – whose focus is on Continue reading

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Getting into the charity sector: Summary of panel event

This is the third post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel event we held on 11thMarch 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

What is the charity sector?

This sector is made up of not-for-profit organisations which set out to provide help or support for those in need; to benefit society, specific groups or individuals. The sector may also be referred to as the voluntary, not-for-profit or the third sector.  Note, however, that ‘third sector’ is more of an umbrella term which also encompasses non-governmental organisations, co-operatives, social enterprises and more Continue reading

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How I got my job: Project Events Assistant for a Social Enterprise

jenny sellersJenny Sellers studied at the University of Leeds and is now the Project Events Assistant for Leeds based Community Interest Company Luv2MeetU. Here she explains how getting involved in a range of things at university – and beyond – led to her current role.

My current job

I work for Luv2MeetU a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities. Luv2MeetU is part of the larger charity hft trust, which provides a variety of services to people with a learning disability. My role is Project Events Assistant for Leeds. I organise social events in Leeds as part of the Leeds and Wakefield team. My role also includes creating events flyers to mail out to Luv2MeetU members and attending Luv2MeetU council meetings (made up of members). My role is incredibly varied, flexible and really rewarding! I get to meet a variety of people and no two months are exactly the same, exactly what attracted me to the role and Luv2MeetU.

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How I got my job: Fundraising Academy Project Coordinator

Looking to break into the third sector or cultural industries? In this blog post University of Leeds student Nick Watts explains how he did just that with his industrial placement year.

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I’m Nick and I’m doing an industrial placement at DARE (a collaboration between Opera North and University of Leeds) as the coordinator for the UK’s first Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme. Before that I had completed my second year BA Music and Philosophy (Ind). Continue reading

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How I got my job: Community Projects Intern

Interested in working for the Third Sector? How about staying in Leeds? Here’s how Leeds graduate Julia Kinch made it happen!

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Hello! I’m Julia, and I’m currently working as the Community Projects Intern with Leeds University Union. I graduated this summer with a BA in Philosophy and Sociology. Continue reading

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Getting into International Development

Are you interested in the International Development sector? In this blog post our Careers Consultant, Jessica Henderson, gives her advice on how to be successful in this field.

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What is it?

International development is a diverse and wide-ranging sector which is concerned with improving human quality of life, particularly in developing countries.  It aims to find long term, sustainable solutions to issues, covering potentially anything relating to the human condition.   These could be environmental, infrastructure, equality, human rights, economic, political or migration related issues to name but a few. Continue reading

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Careers…Making A Difference

Lauren McArthur, our Fair Liaison Officer gives her insight and advice on making the most of our upcoming ‘Careers . . Making A Difference’ event

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Public sector.  Not for profit.  Charities.  Central government.  Think tanks.   Government and Politics.  Volunteering in the UK and abroad.  Teaching.  Conservation.   Companies from all of these sectors and many more will be attending  the ‘Careers…Making  A Difference’ Continue reading

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