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new research briefing published today and authored by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) examines the government’s policy response to volunteering in England, and its impact, during the covid-19 pandemic.

NCVO has today shared details of its recruitment process for a new permanent CEO, which will be supported by executive search specialists Saxton Bampfylde. The application window for candidates to take on the role of leading the largest membership organisation for charities and voluntary organisations in England is open from today (29 November 2021) until 10 January 2022. CVs with a supporting statement should be sent via Saxton Bampfylde’s website using the reference UATAGA.

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting on 22 November, NCVO today publishes its annual report and financial accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021. The accounts show that the largest membership organisation for charities and voluntary organisations in England finished the financial year 202021 with a small surplus of £84,000 before investment gains  a result that is much better than expected. The organisation had, in the initial period of Covid-19 restrictions in early 2020, forecast a £1.3m deficit for 202021.

Today sees the launch of The Civil Society Group – an informal collaboration of organisations representing members and groups from across the charity sector and wider civil society.

This press release is available in British Sign Language via the video below.

The board of trustees is committed to NCVO’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and culture change programme.

The latest research from the Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer reveals big changes in how charities and voluntary sector organisations are using digital technology to work and deliver services due to the pandemic. 81% of organisations surveyed said they have changed the way they use digital technology as a result of the pandemic.

A new working group to look at the issue of flexible working in the charity sector is being launched by membership bodies NCVO and ACEVO with support from Starfish Search, an executive search firm.

I would like to thank you for all your positive feedback on our new strategic priorities and in particular your recent experience of our network building, training and support services. Following our extensive strategy process, on behalf of the board of trustees, I am now pleased to share an update on some of the work we are undertaking in relation to governance at NCVO to underpin our ability to support the sector now and in the future.

The latest research from the covid-19 voluntary sector impact barometer reveals that while the majority of charities and voluntary sector organisations have drawn up plans to address equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues in their workplace, volunteers and services (79%) – with 59% of these revising their EDI approach since March 2020 – implementing these plans and increasing diversity has remained a challenge due to the impact of the pandemic and a lack of resources.

To mark the launch of Volunteers’ Week 2021, 1-7 June, a government minister and charities around the UK are encouraging everyone to use it as ‘a time to say thanks’ to all those volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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