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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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Cliff Prior to replace Nick O’Donohoe as Big Society Capital chief executive

Big Society Capital has appointed Cliff Prior as chief executive, taking over from Nick O'Donohoe who is joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Justin Forsyth, chief executive, Save the Children

Justin Forsyth will leave Save the Children in February 2016 after five years as the charity’s chief executive.

Tracey Bleakley

Hospice UK, the infrastructure body for hospice charities, has appointed Tracey Bleakley as chief executive.

Catch22 acquires criminal justice charity Only Connect

Catch22, a charity working with disadvantaged people, has today announced that it has acquired criminal justice charity Only Connect.

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

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.

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