CharityJob data analysis highlights
There’s been significant changes in our working patterns in recent years, changes which were largely driven by necessity and the need to comply with government guidance and safety measures as a result of the pandemic.
Fast-forward to today, and, for many of us, these changes remain a way of life, with hybrid and remote working options fast-becoming the norm and an often expected and welcome aspect of our working lives. Indeed, recent LinkedIn research found that employees want their employers to continue having a flexible work model, with 34 percent saying they would find alternative jobs if hybrid working was no longer available.
Latest figures from CharityJob, analysed for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, shine a light on the impact of these new ways of working on advertised job roles in fundraising, and it’s certainly a career path where an increasing degree of options are on offer.
The statistics, which compare CharityJob’s recruitment data from 2022 with that going back to 2019, show that hybrid roles advertised in the fundraising sector grew by over 900% last year, while onsite roles for the fundraising sector decreased by 64%.
This compares to 5% hybrid, 91% onsite and 4% remote in 2019.
These figures clearly demonstrate a general shift from onsite to hybrid and remote working patterns across all experience levels being advertised within the fundraising sector, highlighting the flexibility that’s on offer today.
Other insights from CharityJob’s analysis, include:
- The greatest increases in different ways of working can be seen in experienced non-manager roles. There has been an increase of over 900% in hybrid experienced non-manager roles and an increase of 480% in remote experienced non-manager roles.
- Fundraising has consistently more full-time roles than the charity sector in general. 8% more roles were full time in 2019, with this figure rising to 9% in 2022.
- The number of overall junior roles available in fundraising is comparable to that of the charity sector as a whole, but the base location is more flexible, including hybrid and remote roles.
- There are more managerial roles in fundraising compared to the rest of the charity sector, with these roles also more flexible in terms of their base location.
For many of us, the freedom to choose when and where we work, at least for some of our working week, provides the opportunity to strike a better balance between our home and working life. And, as technology continues to allow us all to explore new ways of working and redefine the relationship between us and our places of work, it’s a trend that looks set to stay. This latest analysis from CharityJob highlights that fundraising can be an ideal career choice for those looking to explore, or continue, hybrid or remote working at every stage of their career journey.
Produced in partnership with CharityJob