Careers and Employability Service

Charities, NGOs and Think Tanks

7 to 11 February 2022

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A selection of events taking place during the week to give you an insight into working in Charities, NGOs and Think Tanks


CVs, Cover letters and Application forms
Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters. We will cover the do's and don'ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.
Mon 13:00 14:00
Careers in Think Tanks
Careers talk by Emily Reading from Why and how you can start a career in think tanks and policy.
Mon 15:00 16:00
Careers in Volunteer Management
Come along to find out from our expert panel how to access and build a career in volunteer management. Part of the Careers in Charities, NGOs and Think Tank week.
Mon 17:30 18:30
Using LinkedIn
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections and find jobs!
Tue 10:00 11:00
Working in Charities; Skills, Experience and Pathways with Education Charity WEA
WEA is a leading education charity. This session will overview some of the key skills and attributes needed to work in the charity education sector and the different pathways in.
Tue 13:00 14:00
Careers in the Third Sector as a career option
Find out about a range of career options in the third sector. The 'third sector' refers to organisations that are primarily socially focused and are not profit making.
Tue 15:30 16:30
Interview skills including video interviews (Time of event changed)
Find out the type of interviews you might face with tips on how to ace them.
Wed 11:30 12:30
Working with Social Justice Charities
Organised by the Kent Law School - hear from charities The Prison Advice and Care Trust, Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) and Young Lives Foundation about their work, careers and student volunteering opportunities.
Wed 12:00 13:15
Careers in International Relations, Development and NGSOs
Hear from Kent Alumni now working in multi lateral organisation such as the United Nations and the European Commission. A range of speakers will talk about how to succeed with time for questions.
Wed 17:30 18:30
Working in Charities and Diversity Focused Projects
Graysen Whittaker (they/them) is a trans non-binary person who works for the charity Porchlight They are the LGBT+ Service Development Manager for this organisation and work on LGBT+ inclusion as well as supporting the LGBT+ young people centred project that Porchlight runs, called the Be You Project.
Graysen is speaking around how being LGBT+ is an asset to their work rather than something that holds them back, or causes fear in the workplace.
Graysen wants to encourage all LGBT+ young people to be their authentic selves and feel safe in their workplaces and educational settings, in relation to their LGBT+ identity.
Thu 13:00 14:00
Careers in Fundraising Panel
Come along to find out about how to access and build a career in fundraising.
Thu 17:30 18:30
Charityworks and Careers in the Third Sector
In this session, Charityworks will briefly explore their talent programme and the opportunities it gives to graduates in the third sector. We will then in more detail discuss what type of roles are available in the charity sector; what skills, competencies and values organisations look for when hiring graduates; how graduates can develop these specific skills, for example where to find volunteering roles; and lastly, we will dive into the sector's key trends and themes, and what sources you can use to improve your knowledge.
Fri 11:00 12:00
Do something great - Volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and develop your employability skills. This session will go through the different types of opportunities which are available and how you can make the most of them.
Fri 14:00 15:00
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Last Updated: 13/04/2022