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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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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.

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

Simon Blake, chief executive, Brook

Simon Blake, currently chief executive of Brook, will join the National Union of Students in the same role on 5 May.

British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer

The British Red Cross has appointed its first chief information officer to develop and implement a technology and digital strategy as the charity embarks on a change programme.

Kate Mavor appointed chief executive of English Heritage

The chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland, Kate Mavor, has been appointed as the head of the charitable arm of English Heritage.

Red Cross finance director to move to RNIB

RNIB has appointed Rohan Hewavisenti to the role of group director of resources from April 2015. 

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