6. What is the charity’s culture like?
While charities are similar to each other in many respects, they can vary pretty widely when it comes to culture, so it’s good to ask about this. Is it a relaxed, flat management structure which favours autonomy or are there fixed structures and processes in place? Is there room for innovation? Are there set working hours?
A recent study by CharityTimes found that eight out of ten charity employees would like to work from home more often post-pandemic. Is hybrid or remote working important to you? Ask what your prospective employers plans are in this regard.
Figure out if this is the right place for you
The answers that you receive to all the above questions will give you a good sense of what the charity is like as an employer. And you might find that it doesn’t suit your working style or career expectations. That’s why it’s so important to delve deeper into the elements that important to you. And if you’re still interested, be sure to show why you’re the right person for the job.