Shaw Trust in consultation with staff about redundancies

02 Aug 2023 News

Shaw Trust is in consultation over potential job cuts with approximately 3% of its more than 3,000-person workforce.

This summer the charity is consulting with staff members in around 90 support and operational roles, though it is also recruiting 200 roles in different areas.

Mark Earl, chief people officer, said: “As an organisation providing services to commissioners our workforce requirements are linked to the contracts we deliver. 

“To meet these needs we are recruiting approximately 200 new roles in the coming months prioritising internal deployment to retain and progress our skilled and valued colleagues. 

“This will ensure we can efficiently and effectively continue to provide support to the people we have historically and expertly supported,”.  

The 200 new roles are the result of recent contract wins, and the roles being consulted on are from multiple areas.

A Shaw Trust spokesperson said these areas include both central support teams and wider operational teams “as we seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness for those we support”.

The charity recently had a record annual income of £296m and an expenditure of £313m due to its acquisition of more schools and growth in other services.

Accounts for the year ending 31 August 2022 show that the Shaw Trust Group’s total income increased by £32.5m during the year.

The accounts also show that £427,000 was spent on redundancies in the year, compared to £353,000 in 2020-21.

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