Peak times for charity job vacancies revealed

Written by Joe Lepper

April and May are the peak times for job vacancies in the charity sector, according to an online recruitment firm’s research.

CV Library analysed the timing of more than 150,000 of its job listings and found that an average of 10 per cent of all charity sector roles in a year are posted during May, compared to just half that proportion in December.

A regional breakdown of the figures has shown that April is also a peak month in a number of areas.

London charity jobs are at their highest in April and May. Vacancies among charities in Birmingham, Bristol and Plymouth also peak in April.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV Library, said: “For those looking ahead to their next move within the charity industry, it’s worth knowing when positions are most numerous as it could increase your chances of finding the position that’s right.

“The data that we have uncovered is evidence that we’re in a peak hiring time for charity positions.”

Analysis released by Croner Charity Rewards last October found there had been an annual 3.5 per cent rise in the median basic pay of charity workers.

However, the research also found that the average charity pay is as much as 32 per cent below posts in other business sectors.

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