Charity director | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Charity directors plan ways to develop a charity's services, generate income and raise awareness of its work.

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  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.  
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Charity directors typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Charity director you will typically work 9am to 5pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
43,116 GBP *
per year
30,000 GBP
55,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Charity director

  • 44,008 GBP
  • 42,761 GBP
Average salary for part-time Charity director
Average salary for full-time Charity director

  • 24,816 GBP
  • 27,197 GBP
  • 43,116 GBP
  • 42,761 GBP
  • 44,008 GBP
Salary over time for Charity director

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 41,143 GBP
  • 42,198 GBP
  • 40,835 GBP
  • 43,102 GBP
  • 44,087 GBP
  • 42,819 GBP
  • 43,116 GBP
  • 41,504 GBP

Future outlook for Charity directors

Balanced outlook
15 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
0% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
24% chance of automation in the future

Charity director - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Charity director and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 26% of people in this role have a Master's degree
  • 22% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree

You'll need:

  • business management skills
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • leadership skills
  • the ability to motivate and manage staff
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
  • financial management skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Charity director

Business Administration

Things to highlight for your Charity director interview

Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

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