Chugging regulator develops expertise for Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has created a new position of development officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland in the light of the separate charity law developing in the two countries.

Guy Findley will take up the post at the self-regulatory body for organisations involved in street fundraising on 14 May. He joins from his former job of operations manager for telephone fundraising organisation Premier Contact.

His role will be to bring PFRA policy into line with Scottish and Northern Irish charity regulation, as well as to communicate that policy to charities, the public and politicians.

PFRA chief executive Mick Aldridge said: “As new legislation, distinct from English and Welsh charity law, develops in Scotland and Northern Ireland it is appropriate for the PFRA to bring on board dedicated support for fundraisers and local authorities in these regions.

“Guy’s appointment will allow the PFRA to further develop its relationship with local and central government and the media in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and provide more comprehensive support to charities and fundraising organisations hoping to recruit donors in the area.”

New charity legislation in Northern Ireland, allowing for the creation of the province’s own Charity Commission, has been delayed by at least a year following the restoration of devolution this week.

The legislation was due to go through Parliament this summer, but will now be considered for referral to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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