So the question is, do I go for it? There are always a million reasons not to do something and not that many for doing it, but I'm thinking about it. The reasons for applying are - it would be good practice for filling in forms and hopefully interviews, money, getting out and about, money, and narrowing the gaps in my very scant work history. The reasons for not doing it aren't really reasons, they're actually fears. I think my main fear is that I wouldn't get an interview, but I'd still be part of the charity and I'd know that they think I'm only good enough to work in an unpaid role.
Now I write that down, it doesn't seem as daft a fear as I thought. I mean, I haven't had a paid job for over 10 years, so I haven't had to categorise myself in terms of my commercial worth. It's one thing for me to think I don't have monetary worth, but for someone else to think it would be very tough to take.
But then again, I look around at people who are deputy managers and managers and think, if they can do it then so can I!