Useful Links

On this page we will share resources and blogs that we think you will find useful. It includes tips on writing job descriptions and for making your recruitment processes more accessible.

Seen something you think others would find useful? Send a link to campaign@nongraduateswelcome.co.uk and we will add it to this page.

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Change Collective

“The Change Collective is all about professionals from across the fundraising sector working together to redefine its identity. Starting the conversations and programmes that end the challenges holding people back.”

On this page you can download a number of resources, including their Manifesto for Change and their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

NPC
Walking the Talk

The social sector has a diversity issue. And we’re missing out on talent as a result.

Walking the Talk is a cross-sector partnership led by NPC and funded by Trustees Unlimited and Russam, with input from brap, Community Links, Chwarae Teg, and The Peel.

Our goal is to amplify voices within the sector, sharing practical advice and honest personal perspectives to empower the social sector, including ourselves, to step up and do better.

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Arts Council England
Culture Change Toolkit

“This toolkit will help you follow best practice in recruitment and develop a diverse workforce and leadership.”

Written with arts organisations in mind, but really valuable guidance for anybody looking to improve their recruitment processes and diversify their workforce.

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Jerwood Arts
Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts - A Toolkit for Employers

“Jerwood Arts and the Bridge Group have joined forces for this Toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are delighted to gather here some of the practical ideas from the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, alongside case studies from our Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Host organisations. We have partnered with the Bridge Group to bring in research and advice from other sectors and to encourage organisations to take a strategic approach.”

Children England
Open to All Campaign

“Have you ever read a job description and wondered exactly how the required ‘degree level’ education for it made someone best equipped to do it? I know I have. Far too often. In fact, since I left university at the age of 21, I can’t think of one job I’ve done that actually demanded any of the skills or knowledge that my degree gave me. And yes, that most certainly includes being a Chief Executive!

A great blog by Children England CEO Kathy Evans. Read – then sign the Open to All pledge at www.childrenengland.org.uk/open-to-all

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Entry Level Guide to Entering Fundraising

“You want to work in a job with purpose. You want the opportunity to tell good stories, interact with good people and leave the world a better place than you found it. You’ve been thinking about it: you want to be a fundraiser.

The only problem is – you don’t know where to start.”

This is a no-nonsense guide to the world of professional fundraising, written by a number of young fundraisers keen to see you join the sector.

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Widening Participation Strategy in Higher Education in England

“This House of Commons briefing paper gives an overview of the Government’s policy on widening participation in higher education. It also outlines widening participation strategies and statistics, discusses evaluation of activities and raises current issues.