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WWAccording to the Charity Commission, the charity sector Searchemploys 754,411 full-time equivalent staff and uses the services of an estimated 2.2 million volunteers, including more than 842,000 trustees, though there are still 21,400 trustee positions unfilled.

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Mike Smith incoming joint head of media and public affairs, IoF and PFRA

The Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Association have appointed Mike Smith as joint head of media and public affairs, in a further indication of a closer connection between the two bodies.

 Oxfam and CRUK among charities to call for new fundraising regulator in letter to Sunday Times

Leaders from 17 of the UK’s largest charities have said fundraising has failed to meet the necessary standards and called for the establishment of a new, stronger regulator, in an open letter to the Sunday Times.

Polly McGivern

Breast Cancer Now has appointed Polly McGivern as director of finance and corporate services to oversee the final integration of activity between the two recently merged breast cancer charities.

Jackie Morton, interim chief executive, THT

Jackie Morton, a trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust, will act as its interim chief executive while the charity recruits a replacement for Rosemary Gillespie, who was recently asked to stand down as chief executive with immediate effect.

ACEVO is just a trade union for "voluntary" sector senior managers - of course they won't like Big Society as it actually speaks of real voluntarism rather than well remunerated sub-contracting.

» Lord Wei quits as Big Society adviser to volunteer for Community Foundation Network

Tearfund appoints Nigel Harris as new chief executive

Christian relief and development agency Tearfund has appointed Nigel Harris as its new chief executive.

Director of British Museum to step down after 13 years

Neil MacGregor has announced that he will step down as director of the British Museum at the end of the year.

Lucy Caldicott steps down from fundraising director job at Clic Sargent

Clic Sargent’s director of fundraising Lucy Caldicott has left Clic Sargent to undertake consultancy work, and has been replaced in the interim by Rachel Kirby-Rider.


StepChange Debt Charity has announced Sir Hector Sants as its new chair, replacing Lord Wilf Stevenson of Balmacara who stepped down on Tuesday after five years in the role.

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