Government, social enterprise and the third sector

Passport stamps

Government Graduate Schemes - information on the range of UK government graduate schemes.

Graduate Careers with MI5

HM Treasury Graduate Programme

Civil Service Fast Stream

Local Government National Graduate Development Programme

Working for a Charity - careers information, training courses, recruitment websites

Third Sector - charity sector magazine

Social Enterprise UK - national trade body for social enterprise. Includes searchable membership directory

Social Enterprise Scotland - includes resources and membership directory

SENSCOT - for social entrepreneurs in Scotland, including membership directory

Social Enterprise Mark - accreditation organisation with directory of accredited social enterprises

Co-operatives UK -  The network for UK co-operative businesses (businesses owned and run by members).  Includes a directory of members.

Unltd - support for social entrepreneurs including funding advice. - advice on setting up a social enterprise.

Studying Development - includes a directory of courses (international)

Human Rights Careers - aims to support human rights students, alumni, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in human rights.

Third Sector – UK publication focusing on the voluntary and not-for-profit sector including relevant careers advice.

Prospects Overview of the Charity Sector in the UK – information on areas of work, employers and key issues working in the voluntary sector.

Prospects Graduate Jobs in Charity and Voluntary Work – information on the range of roles in the charity and voluntary sector.

Charity Careers: how to get a job in the third sector – advice from The Guardian on how to get a job in the third sector.

Health Careers – information about working in a health role within the third sector in the UK.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) – national membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) - umbrella body for voluntary organisations in England.

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) - helps to support, develop and promote the interests and work of voluntary and community organisations in Edinburgh.

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian - supports the third sector and provides a link with the public sector in West Lothian.

An Introduction to Charity, NGO and Social Enterprise – Bright Network’s articles on working in the third sector.

The Charity Commission for England and Wales - providing information on setting up and registering a charity and details of existing UK charities.

Government Social Research Profession – supports the development, implementation, review and evaluation of government policy.