The Charityworks Network is made up of the extensive group of people and organisations who have contributed to, or participated in, the programme over the course of the last 5 years. With every passing year this group grows, incorporating new partners and contributors as well as the trainees who have finished the programme.
Abbeyfield, Accent South, ACEVO, Acclaim Housing, Acorns, Action on Hearing Loss, Advance, Advance Housing and Support, Advance UK, Advising London, Age International, Age UK, Age UK Westminster, Alzheimer’s Society, Aston-Mansfield, Avenues Group, AYME, Barnet Homes, Birtenshaw, Bolton Together, Bracknell Forest Homes, Brandon Trust, Bridge Mental Health, British Lung Foundation, Cambridge House, Cancer Research UK, Certitude, Charity Finance Group, Christian Aid, Community Action, Community Action Southwark, Community Circles, Community Lincs, Community Transport Association, Core, Developing Health and Independence, Diabetes UK, Dimensions, Dosh, Dot Dot Dot, Drinkaware Trust, English Rural Housing, Enham Trust, Family Action, Find a Better Way, Forces in Mind Trust, Friends of the Elderly, Futures Housing Group, Gateway Housing, Green Square Group, Guide Dogs, Helen Sanderson Associates, Home Farm Trust, Hospice UK, Housing and Support Alliance, Housing for Women, Housing Solutions, Jewish Care, Keech, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Lesbian and Gay Foundation, LGBT Foundation, Liverpool John Moore’s University Students’ Union, London’s Air Ambulance, Magna Housing Group, Marie Curie, Marie Stopes International, MCCH, Milestones Trust, Mind, Moat Homes, Mount Green Housing, MS Society, MyBnk, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action, National Housing Federation (NHF), National Society of Apprentices, National Star College, National Union of Students, Network Homes, Notting Hill Housing, NSPCC, Origin Housing, Parkinson’s UK, PDSA, Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People, Reading SU, Richmond Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians , Royal College of Radiologists , Royal National Institute of Blind People, Royal, National Lifeboat Institution, Royal Trinity Hospice, Scope, Sentinel Housing, Single Homeless Project, Small Charities Coalition, Solon Community Network, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Sovereign Housing Association, St Mungo’s, Sycamore Project, SW9 Community Housing, Thames Valley Housing Association, The Avenues Group, The Brandon Trust, The British Lung Foundation, The Charity Finance Group, The Children’s Society, The Children’s Trust, The National Autistic Society, The National Housing Federation, The Prince’s Trust, The Quality Company, Thera, The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of Radiologists, The Royal National Institute for Blind People, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Three Faiths Forum, Together, Trinity Hospice, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, University of West London Students’ Union, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, Warrington Youth Club, Westward Housing Association, Whiteley Village, Wilf Ward Family Trust, Willow Foundation, Willow Housing and Care, Young Charity Trustees, Zac’s Youth Bar.
Peer group and network have always been central to Charityworks.
After 7 years of the programme, Charityworks trainees are everywhere: working on issues from Alzheimer’s to homelessness, in roles from digital comms to service delivery, in places from Leicester to Los Angeles. A handful are in the public sector, a sprinkle in the private sector, and the vast majority have remained in non-profits.
We are delighted that so many members of the alumni group stay involved with the programme through buddying, contributing and even line-managing their own trainees and high fliers, and we hope this will continue.
The Office for Civil Society is part of the Cabinet Office, and holds responsibility for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisationse. In 2014 Charityworks was awarded funds by the Office for Civil Society to make the programme national.
Civil Society Media is the leading provider of news, magazines, events and trustee training to the UK’s charity sector. We publish Charity Finance, Fundraising, and Governance magazines; we produce a free daily news bulletin, Civil Society News, and we run a host of conferences and events including the Charity Finance Summit, the Charity Technology Conference and the People and Culture conference. We also organise the Charity Awards.
The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is an awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK. It is also a professional membership body for leaders and managers in the UK. Charityworks has been working with ILM since 2009 when the programme is launched, and is an endorsed provider offering an ILM-endorsed programme. Vanilla, Charityworks’ managing agent, is an ILM-approved centre.
Prospectus are pleased to support Charity Works through using our unique expertise and knowledge to deliver tailored workshops which build on the experience that Charity Works members gain in their placements. These workshops are focused on career development, securing a management role and insights into the current job market.
Prospectus is a market leading recruitment consultancy operating exclusively in the civil society sector and is committed to building the capacity of organisations through securing and developing talent at all levels.
Mentoring is an extremely popular part of the programme, for both trainees and mentors. Mentors can come from anywhere, and so far have come from a variety of organisations, positions, experiences, sectors. All that really matters is a desire to support and challenge someone to have the most positive impact they can. The commitment is relatively light, with the expectation being 5-6 sessions through the year, and no restrictions on how or where you work with your mentee. Mentors will be matched with mentees in November, and be given a full briefing.
In 2015/16 each Charityworks trainee will do up to 2 pieces of research, through which they will explore an issue affecting them, their organisation, or the sector more broadly. These pieces of work are assessed, and form part of the requirements for the trainee to become a Charityworks Fellow. The quality of the research is often excellent, and assessing the work is an unfailingly interesting way to contribute to the programme.
Throughout the year, Charityworks trainees have the opportunity to learn from people all over (and beyond) the sector, who have the experience, expertise and knowledge to contribute to their development. Topics range from the practical (project management, finance) to the theoretical (social policy, social network analysis), and from the specific (social isolation in urban communities, social impact bonds and homelessness) to the general (the social housing crisis, challenges for the non-profit sector). Whatever you’re interested in contributing we’re keen to hear from you.
To register your interest, either fill in the email form above (under express your interest), email Amy at Amy@charity-works.co.uk, or call 0203 620 5252.