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Health and safety in care homes

Sector News - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:40

The Health and Safety Executive’s guidance for those providing and managing care homes has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents.

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THE CHALLENGE: NCS Associate Sales Manager

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
£25,000 per annum plus benefits: THE CHALLENGE: We are looking for an energetic and creative people leader to drive our efforts to enrol young people in our programmes. The role requires a rare combination of strengths in people, account, and process management.

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
Up to £7.34ph based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Birmingham Birmingham, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Coordinator

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
Up to £20,431pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in our Birmingham service Birmingham, West Midlands

2ND CITY RESOURCING: International Marketing Executive

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
£32,000: 2ND CITY RESOURCING: International Marketing Executive: With the international membership team growing quickly this unique membership organisation is looking to recruit an International Marketing Executive to engage with new markets and raise brand awareness. Rugby, Warwickshire

TPP NOT FOR PROFIT: Challenge & Community events Fundraiser

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:08
£28275 - £29264 per annum: TPP NOT FOR PROFIT: Animal Charity - Challenge and Community Events Fundraiser - based Telford - £28,275 - £29,264 - Reference J47968EDR Telford

Labour and the third sector

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:27

The Labour Party has launched a consultation to review and strengthen the relationship between Labour and the third sector, and to understand sector priorities. It covers seven key issues: volunteering, people in the voluntary sector, supporting charities to grow, charities and procurement, the Big Lottery Fund, charity campaigns, and the Charity Commission.

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Government wants ideas for credit unions

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:26

To mark the 50th anniversary of credit unions in Britain, the government has launched a Call for Evidence on the future of the sector. It wants views from wider society too, and is particularly keen to hear innovative ideas on credit unions providing responsible financial services to even more people in their communities.

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Outreach team for HMRC Charities section

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:23

An article on accountancy body ICAEW’s charity forum reports that the Charities section of HM Revenue and Customs has set up a dedicated Outreach Team to offer help and support to charities to enable them to get things right first time.

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Social investment support and perspectives

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:22

Alongside its 2014 update on ‘Growing the social investment market’, the government has announced an investment fund to help more social ventures benefit from social finance. It is for social ventures who have high potential but struggle to access finance, and who could benefit from business capacity building support in preparing for bidding for social investment.

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Scottish government slow on European funding

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:20

Scotland’s umbrella body SCVO has criticised the Scottish Government for dragging its heels over European funding plans. The European Structural Funds and European Rural Development Funding programmes were due to cover 2014 to 2020 but are unlikely to open before the end of the year.

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Changes to come in Welsh local government

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:19

The Welsh Government is to set out proposals for reform of local government before the summer recess. Announcing this at a recent conference, the local government minister said “I want us to work together to put in place a new relationship between Local Authorities, communities and individuals”.

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New online donations service for smaller charities

Sector News - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:17

The Charities Aid Foundation has launched a platform that will help remove the administrative burden for small and medium charities of processing donations, on and offline, and make it easy to accept regular, or one-off, donations by Direct Debit.

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Push for living wage across the voluntary sector

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:30

The Living Wage Commission published its final report on Tuesday (24th June).

Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, was a member of the commission and said “Wherever possible, I would encourage charities to consider becoming living wage employers. One of the drivers of low pay in the voluntary sector is the terms and fees for public service contracts. NCVO has called for contracts that enable providers to pay their staff the living wage”. From NCVO news release.

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Sector support, ten years on

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:28

Ten years on from the launch of the ChangeUp framework for voluntary sector capacity building and infrastructure, a discussion article from Third Sector Research Centre asks what it achieved. Less than hoped, but why? The author, Dr Rob Macmillan, invites you to share experiences and reflections about ChangeUp http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/news/2014/blog-changeup10.aspx.

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Commons committee inquiry into community engagement rights

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:26

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee is to examine four rights introduced in the Localism Act – the community right to challenge, the community right to bid, the community right to build and the community right to reclaim land. It is seeking evidence from community groups and will accept written evidence until 4th September.

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Funding water, sanitation and hygiene projects

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:24

From New Philanthropy Capital, the paper ‘How to spend a penny’ shares ten lessons the Stone Family Foundation has learned from funding in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/how-to-spend-a-penny/.

Tips on bidding for public services

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:23

A former commissioner of public services gives some simple steps to stop bidding and tendering being overwhelming for charities. On The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, ’10 things charities need to know to win a government contract’.

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Volunteering changes attitudes of business leaders

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:22

Two thirds of senior business leaders volunteer at charities to improve their business skills, according a new report produced by Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent for Pilotlight.

‘Philanthropic Journeys: new insights into the triggers and barriers for long-term giving and volunteering’ is based on a survey of 227 business leaders and philanthropists from England and Scotland, and in-depth interviews with ten of the people polled.

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Getting together to carry campaign messages

Sector News - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:21

An opinion piece on Campaign Central suggests that, following the wide alliance created to fight the government’s new lobbying laws, “Perhaps a similar alliance could create a campaigning magazine for everyone who wants a say in the (2015) election but isn’t part of a political party?”

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