Civil Society, Employment Relations

One in four staff earning less than a living wage is nothing to be proud of

Working for a charity can be very rewarding, but don’t expect to be well paid. OK, so some of the larger charities will pay their most senior post holders an attractive salary, but for most working in the sector, I doubt the prospect of a healthy wage cheque was the primary attraction. This is illustrated… Continue reading One in four staff earning less than a living wage is nothing to be proud of

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Leadership & Management, News

New Managers’ Skills Workshop Success

A new half-day workshop from Green Pepper on Skills for New Managers proved to be a success. The event, held on 7 November at the CASE office in Leicester, had a full compliment of 9 new managers from a range of voluntary sector organisations. The workshop looked at different approaches to managing people; and considered… Continue reading New Managers’ Skills Workshop Success

News, Social Media

“Brilliant, I’ve learnt loads”

There is a clear need for training on using social media to good effect in the voluntary and community sector. Green Pepper's programme of social media workshops have proved popular and the most recent event in Rugby, held in partnership with Warwickshire CAVA, saw an interested and engaged group of participants. The workshops have all… Continue reading “Brilliant, I’ve learnt loads”

Civil Society

Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater

Voluntary sector organisations and trade unions have much in common. They seek social justice for their beneficiaries, they rely heavily on volunteers to help organise and support beneficiaries; and they rely on non-paid bodies to oversee their strategic direction and governance. Both types of organisation are also heavily regulated; and scrutinised by a sceptical, often… Continue reading Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater