The Skills We Need

What we look for in a volunteer

Enthusiasm and dedication for The Film & Television Charity

You’ll need to demonstrate that you have an affinity with the charity’s aims, strategic direction and values. Voluntary work experience of some kind will be a great way to show this.

Team-working and people skills

Are you a good team player? We work in very small teams and a collaborative approach to tasks will be essential. We work with a range of stakeholders, so your ability to be friendly and professional in conduct and approach is of paramount importance. We wish to treat all those who come to us with respect.

Communication skills: oral and written

Much of the charity’s work can be measured by our ability to spread an effective message. Regardless of what role you apply for, you’ll need to be able to communicate clearly with people both within the charity and externally, so good skills are a must. You’ll be a “can do” person who can adapt to new situations and teams.

Administrative and organisational skills

As with many roles it will help if you are a natural organiser. There might be set processes that you have to follow or there will be times where you’ll be working under pressure.

Commercial / business awareness

Charities need money to work – and we need people who have the confidence to work with budgets and donors. It would be helpful if you are aware of how factors, internal or external, might affect a charity’s ability to raise funds.

Pro-activity and flexibility

You’ll be a “can do” person able to adapt to new situations and teams. You’ll be someone who can happily go from working intensively at your desk one day, to visiting people in their homes the next day or assisting on a charity event at the weekend.

Willingness to undertake routine jobs

All jobs come with the fair share of admin. We’d love to say they didn’t, but it’s a universal truth and due to the accountability required by many charities, it can seem that more exists in this sector.

You’ll need to be someone who, from time to time, respects why certain processes are in place.  Of course you might find them frustrating, but they do exist for a reason.

Think you fit the bill?

Please email volunteer@filmtvcharity.org.uk for more information on how you can volunteer today!