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Are you looking for a career in International Development?
Maybe you're wondering how to get the skills and experience you need?
Would you like to meet some of the UK's leading International Development organisations, face to face?
We're repeating our sell-out summer event - one that will inspire you to take a fresh approach to job hunting and up-skilling in International Development.
The International Development sector is traditionally one of the most popular and therefore most competitive sectors to work in, but potentially one of the most rewarding.The Positive Change team bring over 20 years experience of finding work - paid, voluntary and internships - for people in International Development and in the broader not for profit sector. For this event we will bring together a group of speakers with expertise in all different of International Development – such as health, human rights, disaster relief, different types of organisations, and more.
Whether you're interested in studying and knowing which courses to take, which volunteering opportunities will best position you to find paid work, or some of the back door ways of getting into the sector, we'll make sure you're best placed to make those decisions.
Our informative evening seminar of speakers will give you valuable insight into what International Development organisations are really looking for and present often unthought-of ways to help you find those elusive jobs. Real-life case studies will share valuable secrets to unlocking your potential and writing a perfect application. Hear about jobs that you didn’t even know existed, and be inspired to explore career paths that you have so far overlooked.
As well as getting the unique opportunity to hear directly from over 10 different speakers on the night, the Guardian will host a live 3 hour Q&A session between speakers and delegates after the event. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity to network and build contacts in International Development.
Director, 2Way Development Nick
Perkins, Head of Communications, Institute of Development Studies Shelley Reynolds,
Volunteer Marketing Manager, VSO and Julia Lalla-Maharajh, returned
Peaple, Programme Officer, STARS Foundation Harbinder
Kaur, Human Resources Director, CARE international Ben
Paine, Development Director, Medair UK Danielle Powell, International Programme Manager, Restless
Cusack, Director, World Service Enquiry David
Lale, Chairman, People Unlimited
Katherine Tubb, Director, 2Way Development
Nick Perkins, Head of Communications, Institute of Development Studies
Shelley Reynolds, Volunteer Marketing Manager, VSO and Julia Lalla-Maharajh, returned volunteer
Vicki Peaple, Programme Officer, STARS Foundation
Harbinder Kaur, Human Resources Director, CARE international
Ben Paine, Development Director, Medair UK
Danielle Powell, International Programme Manager, Restless Development
Kevin Cusack, Director, World Service Enquiry
David Lale, Chairman, People Unlimited
Other organisations involved:
In addition to the organisations listed above RedR, Raleigh International and Charity Job will be exhibiting in the networking break. The Guardian will also be hosting our live Q&A after the event, date TBC.
What our delegates said about the last event:
Keyla - "It helped me to understand much better how the sector works regarding recruiters and what its has to be done to get involved"
Maria - "It was very inspiring, and I felt I went home with many ideas of what to do next"
Ms EW - "The speakers gave a great overview of different positions within the sector, Kevin Cusack's direct style was especially appreciated"
Holly - "It was a great, well-organised evening that really motivated me. I came away with a focused plan for how to obtain a job in international development"
When & Where
2Way Development and Charity People
This conference is brought to you as a collaboration between two organisations both committed to and experienced in helping people develop careers in the not for profit sector and International Development sectors.
Charity People are a leading national recruiter to the non profit sectors. Set up in 1990, they have 20 years experience in recruiting staff for non profits in the UK and overseas.
2Way Development is a volunteer agency supporting a range of people looking to gain overseas experience in the International Development sector. Set up in 2003, they place hundreds of volunteers into projects across the developing world. Take a look at the website www.2waydevelopment.com