Charlotte Hill, Step Up to Serve

Charity leaders call for flexibility over three days paid volunteering leave

9 Oct 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Charlotte Hill, chief executive of Step Up to Serve, and Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding UK, urged the government to make its plans for three days paid volunteering leave flexible, at a fringe event held at the Conservative Party Conference.


Charity leaders call for flexibility over three days paid volunteering leave

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Médecins Sans Frontières reiterates calls for independent inquiry after Obama apologises for attack

The international president of Médecins Sans Frontières has called on the US government to agree to an independent investigation into the airstrike which killed 12 of its staff after President Obama apologised to the organisation.

Alison Hopkinson to replace Bob Humphreys as FD of Oxfam

Alison Hopkinson, currently the finance and IT director at Tearfund, will replace Bob Humphreys as the finance director of Oxfam, it was announced today.

Caroline Dinenage, MP

A Conservative MP criticised her government's flagship youth volunteering scheme for not doing enough for poorer areas during a speech at her party's conference earlier this week.

Scouts Association

The Scout Association has launched a campaign to encourage half a million scouts to provide more volunteering services to other charities.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Government contracts should prevent charities from campaigning, Tory conference told

Government departments should place clauses in all charity contracts preventing organisations from using public money to campaign, the Conservative Party Conference heard yesterday.

The Conservatives have proved themselves a 'foe' of Muslim charities, event hears

The Conservative Party has proved itself a "foe" of Muslim charities after denying them a platform to speak at its conference, Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo said yesterday.

Involve Yorkshire and Humber to close due to lack of funding

Voluntary sector support body Involve Yorkshire and Humber is to close at the end of next month, resulting in the loss of five jobs.

Stuart Etherington

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 

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