7 Jul 2015
Chief executive, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action from January 2012
Joe Irvin will start as chief executive of Living Streets in September 2014.
He was previously chief executive of Navca from January 2012 until July 2014.
A Labour stalwart who stood for election as general secretary of the Labour Party in the summer of 2011, Irvin was also chief special adviser to John Prescott when he was Deputy Prime Minister and worked part-time for PM Gordon Brown in the 10 Downing St Policy Unit.
Irvin also held various senior roles including director of policy, over an 18-year period at the Transport and General Workers Union.
Other previous roles include director of parliamentary affairs at the RSPB and director of public affairs at the British Airports Authority.
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The Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund have today announced a £65m transition fund for advice charities affected by cuts to legal aid and other advice service budgets.
A Conservative MP has reported Oxfam to the Charity Commission for being “overtly politicial” over a campaign against food poverty in Britain.
The planned merger with Navca and Community Matters, agreed to by members of both organisations, has been cancelled due to fears over pension liabilities.
Some Navca members have voiced concern over the umbrella body's direction since chief executive Joe Irvin joined in 2012, with one leaving in protest at its relationship with Acevo.
Navca is one of a number of charities to state its opposition to government-sanctioned Community Work Placements which begin today.
The chief executives of CFG, NCVO and Navca have expressed their "grave concern about the detrimental impact of escalating pension liabilities on charities" in a joint open letter to Steve Webb, minister for pensions.
Government amendments to the lobbying bill announced today are helpful but still leave more to be done, charity representatives have said.
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