Types of rewarding jobs
To help you find a rewarding job tht matters we've compiled a list of different tyoes of rewarding work and jobs to give you some ideas and inspiration.
Working for a charity can be a good way to find rewarding work. There are over 185,000 charities in the UK that are set up to work on a wide range of causes for the public benefit.
A lot of roles in charities are similiar to those in other organisations which means you may have a lot of transferable skills, a lot of people working in charities have a real passion for the cause the charity supports so this can be a great option if there is a particular charity whose work ou are passionate about or have had personal experience of.
You can find our latest listing of top rewarding jobs in charities, as well as a list of charities to check out below:
Conservation & Ecology Work
If you love the outdoors and nature then a job in conservation or ecology could be ideal for you. This kind of work is very demanding but also incredibly rewarding, competition for roles is generally high so you would tend to need to have a real passsion for this kind of work, volunteeering can be be a great way to see if this is for you and also to get some practical experience.
Jobs in this space could be with charities such as the National Trust or English Heritage, as well as with public bodies such as the Forestry Commission or even for local councils.
You can find our latest listing of top rewarding ecology or conservation jobs, as well as a list of organisations to check out below:
Similiar to conservation work, if you love animals, wildlife and nature this could be a good option too. Again, competition for roles is high and the work tends to be outdoors very often and volunteering can be a great way to see if this is for you.
Wildlife jobs tend to cover a mixture of practical conservation as well as providing and protecting natural habitats for wildlife but also providing education and influencing policy on protecting and conserving wildlife.
You can find our latest listing of top rewarding wildlife jobs, as well as a list of organisations to check out below:
Environmental work focusses on protecting and enhancing the natural environment as well as our village, towns and cities. There can be a lot of cross over with conservation, ecology and wildlife jobs and thse roles tend to be very much outdoors focussed.
Organisations you could work for include government bodies such as the Environment Agency who help to manage and protect the environment including work on flood defences, preventing over development and pollution. You could also work for local organisations, counciles or charities that help to look after the natural environment.
You can find our latest listing of top rewarding environment jobs, as well as a list of organisations to check out below:
If you enjoy being active and working with others a job in sport can offer a very rewarding environment. Jobs in sport can range from physical roles such as coaching to roles involved with governing bodies to help promote, arrange and grow particular sports.
You could also find roles with local or youth organisations to help develop particular sports in your area and help young people to get and remain active.
You can find our latest listing of top rewarding sports jobs, as well as a list of organisations to check out below:
Community Organisations & Jobs
Public & Civil Organisations
We'll be adding to this page regularly, look out for information on areas including health, social, education, community and public jobs very soon.
If there are any types of rewaring work you'd like us to feature, or if you currently do a particularly rewarding job then please do get in touch, we'd be delighted to add your ideas too!