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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Karl Wilding, head of research and policy at NCVO

The total amount of the voluntary sector’s reserves plummeted by nearly a third in the first year of the recession, as stock markets crashed and the value of assets tumbled.

Campaigner calls for investigation of Christian charity over anti-gay stance

A petition calling on 17 MPs to stop their association with Christian charity Care because it co-sponsored a ‘gay-cure’ conference, has raised almost 400 signatures.

Sir Stuart Etherington and fiance Rosamund McCarthy

We all know that ‘charity’ comes from the word ‘caritas’, and that caritas means love, but it seems there are some in the sector who have taken this quite literally.

Commission finds conflicts of interest over charity loan to football club

The Charity Commission has found that trustees of the Plymouth Argyle Supporters Training and Development Trust did not meet their legal obligations when they decided to loan Plymouth Argyle FC £330,000.

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

A self-portrait of Titian dated c1567

The National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland dipped deep into their reserves as part of a successful bid to keep a prized artwork by Titian.

Museums Sheffield to cut staff by over a third

Museums Sheffield is to make around 44 staff redundant, including its chief executive, following the loss of £800,000 in annual grant funding from the Arts Council.

Lord Phillips of Sudbury

The voluntary sector is the only hope for the future in our valueless society, Lord Phillips of Sudbury said yesterday.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society

Nick Hurd has sent Lord Hodgson, author of the Unshackling Good Neighbours report on cutting red tape for civil society organisations, a letter updating him on the progress at the half-way point to Lord Hodgson's review in May.

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