What are Ethical Jobs?

Ethics are a set of moral principles, or system of moral values. Ethical Jobs are jobs which are seen to be guided by a positive ethical principles. This could be environmental or green jobs, charity jobs, not-for-profit jobs or social enterprises.

The easier way to understand an Ethical Job, is to consider an unethical job.  Imagine a job or a business where you take advantage of others, damage the environment, treat animals or people inhumanely, or break laws, these jobs would sit on the unethical side of the Ethical Jobs spectrum.

A job might be ethical because the role itself is ethical, like helping protect the environment, or careing for people with disabilities, or the job may have ethical values because the organisation itself could be ethical.

Ethical businesses typically meet high standard of social and environmental performance, and work hard to balance profit and purpose. There is an accelerating global culture shift to redifine what success looks like for a business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Ethical businesses work to reduce inequality, promote a healthier environment, lower levels of poverty and create stronger communities.  Even better, these businesses help create more Ethical Jobs, by creating more high quality jobs with purpose and dignity.

Why should you build a career working in Ethical Jobs?

Wouldn't it be great to go to work, and come home knowing you've left your mark to make the world a better place?

Committing to working in an ethical job helps you redefine how your employment can change the world.  Not only are you helping change the world, but it's been shown that employees working ethical jobs are more likely satisfied employees, and as they say - if you work a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life.

How to find Ethical Jobs?

Looking for work in the not-for-profit sector is an easy way to find ethical jobs.  Our new NFP Careers job search is the best way to #bethechange and find your next ethical job.

If you're looking for more help, check out some of our career advice including how to write the perfect cover letter.

Ethical Jobs are added to NFP Careers on a regular basis by leading Australian and International not-for-profits.