Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 193
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charitable ones. The better-known a
charity is, the more likely it is to get
donations from the public. Your job
would be to promote your charity and
its good work across media outlets,
getting press coverage for your
campaigns and keeping the name
of the charity constantly in people's
minds, so they remember you when
they put their hands in their pockets.
A PR or marketing qualiﬁcation
will stand you in good stead, as will
having some marketing experience.
How much can I earn? From
£15,000 as a press oﬃcer.
Behind the frontline care and services
provided by any charity lies the
vital fundraising department. This
is staﬀed by the hard-working folk
generating cash to ensure the smooth
operation of the charity's work.
Roles are available as both fulltime and occasional fundraisers, with
the latter seeing you thrown into
the deep end on high streets up and
down the country. Yes, those people
with the clipboards who bother you
in the street. If you decide to go into
this ﬁeld full-time, be prepared to
work hard - you will face rejection,
so you also have to be pretty thickskinned. But imagine the sense of
achievement if you score a massive
donation for your chosen cause.
How much can I earn? Around
£9 an hour for street canvassing,
and from £20,000 to £40,000
for a full-time position.
If you have passion, drive and
dedication this is the area for you.
You'll be working with policymakers,
researchers and press oﬃcers to
help develop, launch and promote
campaigns. People in these positions
need excellent communication
skills and conﬁdence in using online
tools, as the job involves promoting
campaigns via email, social media
and direct marketing methods.
You can start as a junior oﬃcer,
working your way up to campaigns
manager, where you'll also be
responsible for analysing and
reporting on campaign results
and developing future strategies
within your organisation.
How much can I earn? £20,000
for a junior oﬃcer, up to around
£40,000 for a manager.
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