Mark Fisher is the new director of the Office for Civil Society and Government Innovation Group

Work Programme architect is new director of Office for Civil Society

30 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.



Work Programme architect is new director of Office for Civil Society

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Mencap's Getting It Right report

Mencap has been named the overall winner at this year’s Charity Awards for a campaign which highlighted the NHS’s poor treatment of patients with learning disabilities and helped to change working practices.

Sir Nicholas Young

Sir Nicholas Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, was unveiled as this year’s winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Charity Awards in London last night.

Bethany Christian Trust

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The House of Commons, image courtesy of 'nikoretro' on Flickr

MPs have questioned whether Whitehall is ready and skilled enough to commission smaller organisations on an equal basis with large organisations.

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Richard Corden

Richard Corden, former chief executive of the Commission for the Compact and veteran of numerous civil service roles working with the voluntary sector, has joined Helen Donoghue’s public affairs agency Central Lobby Consultants.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve

The charity tribunal will hold a hearing in November to determine whether benevolent funds satisfy public benefit requirements.

Another civil society university course launched

The University of Kent will offer a new MA in civil society, NGO and non-profit studies for the next academic year.

Employee ownership is the 'future' for public services, says Maude

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, yesterday told the all party parliamentary group looking into employee ownership of public services that such such models were "the way of the future".

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