Current Size: 100%
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published new guidance ‘Data controllers and data processors: what the difference is and what the governance implications are’. This should help with determining data protection responsibility between organisations working together. In pdf, 290KB.
This is a recognised accredited teaching qualification. As the preliminary required qualification for teaching in Further Education, this course is intended for professionals already qualified in the subject they wish to deliver. Read more ………Introduction to the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
More than £500m of funds will be available to voluntary organisations if advanced talks between the Big Lottery Fund and European Commission about a match-funding scheme come to fruition, according to Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the BLF. Read more below …………………..
On behalf of the Executive Committee I am delighted to enclose our annual newsletter and hope that you will find it of interest. How quickly the year has flown and how much has happened during that time! See attached below
More than 350 voluntary sector organisations, including the National Coalition for Independent Action (Andy Benson, director, pictured), Christian Aid, Oxfam and Navca, have signed up to the Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign, read more below
The final Queens Speech for the current parliament, before the elections in May 2015, was given on 4th June.
There are two legislative items of specific interest to the voluntary sector:
Volunteers Week always sees a range of articles on many volunteering issues. Here are some we’ve spotted.
From NCVO, both staff and guest authors:
The Early Action Taskforce, led by Community Links, has published ‘Looking Forward to Later Life’, which calls for an early action approach to tackle challenges of an ageing society. The report (pdf, 891KB) is available via http://www.community-links.org/earlyaction/looking-forward-to-later-life/.
The Charity Commission has published revised guidance for charity trustees on conflicts of interest.
Improperly handled conflicts of interest have been a frequent issue across the Commission’s casework, and the guidance has been designed to improve general levels of understanding and to be clearer about what is expected of charities and their trustees. There is a high level summary as well as detailed guidance (CC29), plus a paper setting out the legal underpinning. Click below
Chief Executive, Support Staffordshire
Salary: negotiable between £42,000 and £47,000
Are you an inspirational leader with a passion for ensuring that communities continue to be well served by local voluntary organisations in challenging times?
The voluntary and community sector is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities arising from changes in social policy and the funding environment. In Staffordshire, there are currently 7 individual councils for voluntary service organised at local authority district level. An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced and committed individual to lead the merger of the existing organisations into a newly formed company, which will seek to provide services to the voluntary and community sector across Staffordshire. While some initial work has been done, the successful applicant will have the scope to bring their own innovative approach to shape the way in which the new company develops.
Applications will also be considered from persons interested only in leading the merger process – this would be on a fixed term contract basis.
An application form and information pack is available from
Clare Matthews on 01543 500404 or
Closing date for applications: 16th June 2014
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 23rd June 2014.
For an informal discussion on this post, please contact:
David Weatherley, Acting Company Secretary, Support Staffordshire,