Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

1 Jul 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.


Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

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Will the female charity leaders PLEASE stand up?

If female leaders are too modest to identify themselves how will we ever get more women into top jobs? Celina Ribeiro says top women in charities need to stand up, literally.

OSCR announces its second chief executive

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has appointed the Scottish government's head of public service reform and efficiency to take over from Jane Ryder as chief executive upon her departure in October.

Sam Younger, chief executive, Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has backed away from its proposal to devise a standard way for charities to report their admin costs after feedback from the sector revealed "concerns" about the idea.

Whose side is the Charity Commission on?

Tania Mason says the regulator is sending mixed messages about who it is there for.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told

Benevolent funds queue up to speak at public benefit hearing

Four more organisations have been permitted to give evidence at the Charity Tribunal hearing on the public benefit of benevolent funds.

Ian Theodoreson, CFDG chair

CFDG trustees yesterday voted in Ian Theodoreson as the group’s new chair, succeeding Charles Nall who had served in the role for the last four years.

Marg Mayne, CEO of VSO

VSO is cutting admin costs by a third, swallowing a 12 per cent drop in its core DfID grant over the next three years, yet still aiming for expansion. Tania Mason explains how.

Bullying by a chief executive's wife

A CEO's wife is accused of bullying in the charity, rendering the chief unable to carry out an objective investigation. What should be done? A Chairman responds.

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