Joe  Irvin

Joe Irvin

Chief executive, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action from January 2012

Joe Irvin will start as chief executive of Living Streets in September 2014.

He was previously chief executive of Navca from January 2012 until July 2014.

A Labour stalwart who stood for election as general secretary of the Labour Party in the summer of 2011, Irvin was also chief special adviser to John Prescott when he was Deputy Prime Minister and worked part-time for PM Gordon Brown in the 10 Downing St Policy Unit.

Irvin also held various senior roles including director of policy, over an 18-year period at the Transport and General Workers Union.

Other previous roles include director of parliamentary affairs at the RSPB and director of public affairs at the British Airports Authority.

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Joe Irvin leaves Navca

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s chief executive Joe Irvin is stepping down from the role, to be temporarily replaced by deputy chief executive Neil Cleeveley.

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

Navca’s latest quarterly survey with its members has seen the highest percentage of respondents, since the surveys began in 2012, saying that their relationship with their local authority has got worse over the last 12 months.

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca, has suggested grants from the Big Lottery Fund are tied to a ‘voucher’ to buy in support services which will build the sustainability or longer-term resilience of the project or organisation.

Debra Allcock Tyler, Directory of Social Change CEO

More sector commentators have come out in defence of the Charity Commission in the wake of the National Audit Office report, with Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock-Tyler saying the report is “fundamentally flawed”.

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

Transforming Local Infrastructure, a £30m government grant fund aiming to create strong local support for the voluntary sector, shows early signs of having been a success, according to an analysis by Navca.

 PASC: Charities should publish lobbying spend and public income in annual returns

Charities should be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, along with how much of their income they receive from public sources, the Public Administration Select Committee has said.



David Tyler (L), CEO of Community Matters and Joe Irvin (R), CEO of Navca

The planned merger with Navca and Community Matters, agreed to by members of both organisations, has been cancelled due to fears over pension liabilities.

Umbrella bodies raise pension concerns with minister

The chief executives of CFG, NCVO and Navca have expressed their "grave concern about the detrimental impact of escalating pension liabilities on charities" in a joint open letter to Steve Webb, minister for pensions.

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