Share

NCVO plans to cut a tenth of its workforce

NCVO HQ in King's Cross
News

NCVO plans to cut a tenth of its workforce1

Finance | Tania Mason | 1 Feb 2013

NCVO is expecting to make around 11 per cent of its staff redundant following its recent merger with Volunteering England.

Employees  were told about the impending restructure at a meeting this afternoon.  A month-long consultation with staff and Unite the union will now begin to identify the posts to be cut.

A spokesman said the key reason for the restructure is that a number of duplicate roles now exist following the merger between NCVO and Volunteering England at the start of this year.

Also to blame is the reduction in the level of NCVO’s grant from the Office for Civil Society (OCS), which all OCS strategic partner organisations have experienced.

Thirty members of staff have been advised that they are at risk of redundancy. Under the proposals, 17 roles would be open to applications from those affected, meaning that the total headcount would fall from 131 to 114.

Nineteen of the current 131 employees joined NCVO as a result of the recent merger.

Under the new proposals, a new department of volunteering and development would be created.  Staff in this department would lead NCVO’s work supporting volunteering and infrastructure – including increased support for Volunteer Centres as well as administering the Big Assist programme. The department will also lead work on the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, on quality standards in volunteering and Volunteers Week, and manage its relationships with volunteering organisations and volunteer managers.

Work on volunteering policy and research would be centralised within the public policy department, of which NCVO’s policy and research teams are currently part.

And there will be new investment in the organisation’s digital capacity to boost online services and information for members.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, said the new structure would “position NCVO to be a strong voice, independent of core government funding”.

He added: “I am very sorry that we will lose some excellent staff members.”

Final decisions on the new structure will be announced in mid-March.

Jo Wood
4 Feb 2013

Can CivilSociety really not do the arithmetic ?

11% is one ninth not a tenth.

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Free eNews

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of...

Stand Up To Cancer raises over £14.5m

21 Oct 2014

This weekend's Stand Up To Cancer event has raised over £14.5m so far, and that figure is continuing...

Charities 'must continue to fight for the right to influence policy'

20 Oct 2014

Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international...

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of...

Addaction and KCA merge to become leading provider of recovery services

21 Oct 2014

Addiction charities Addaction and KCA will merge next year to form what is likely to be one of the 90...

Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report

20 Oct 2014

The voluntary sector is experiencing a “revolving door” of staff with employee turnover levels at...

Blackbaud launches online giving platform for individual fundraisers

17 Oct 2014

Blackbaud has launched its online giving platform, everydayhero, for fundraisers in the UK in a bid to...

Don't dismiss social media 'slacktivists', fundraisers told at IFC

16 Oct 2014

Charities should embrace and love charity ‘slacktivists’ because social is a great ramp for new donors,...

Nesta has made no grants to charities from its Impact Investments Fund

16 Oct 2014

Only 15 per cent of applications to a Nesta fund to invest in innovations to help older people, children...

Join the discussion

 Twitter button

@CSFinance