The head of the Terrence Higgins Trust, who is moving on after 28 years, says the golden age is over and it's a tough time for the charity sector
Expert careers advice for sector professionals looking to improve job prospects or develop careers with their current employers
Experts say it takes planning and honesty with potential candidates if you want to recruit diverse trustees with a good balance of skills. Patrick McCurry canvasses opinion on how to broaden your board
Keith Mogford, chief executive of the agency Skills - Third Sector, has developed apprenticeship frameworks to give people a start in volunteer management, fundraising and campaigning. There have been mixed results, as Sophie Hudson finds out
Employers that give zero-hours contracts to some of their staff have faced criticism - but many argue that such contracts are not always as bad as they might first appear. Patrick McCurry investigates
Instead of joining the voluntary sector by getting a job, a number of people are doing it by founding their own social enterprises. Alex Blyth meets the start-ups
Many charities have seen the recession as a chance to woo staff from the private and public sectors. But what is it like to cross the boundaries? Emily Ford speaks to Tony Armstrong and two others who have moved into the voluntary sector
Managing upwards, money worries, qualifications: 10 experienced sector professionals tell Alex Blyth what people starting a charity career should know
- StepChange appoints Mike O'Connor as chief executive
- Caroline Mason appointed chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
- Teenage Cancer Trust appoints Siobhan Dunn as new chief executive
- St Mungo's chief executive Charles Fraser to step down in April
- Marie Stopes International appoints Simon Cooke as chief executive
- MS Society appoints new chief executive
- The Big Lottery Fund names Dawn Austwick as its new chief executive
The head of development at the charity talks about her career so far
Employment specialist Laurence O'Neill looks at best practice for employers in the third sector when communicating with employees on maternity leave and volunteers having children
Our columnist says the third sector tends to carry a lot of people who are bright, creative or very nice - but don't actually contribute very much
The chief executive of Volunteer Centre Westminster and executive director of Voluntary Action Westminster recounts his week
The outreach officer at the Hepatitis C Trust recounts his week
The family officer for the north east at the National Deaf Children's Society recounts her week
The community link worker at the Disabilities Trust Foundation recounts her week
The aftercare supervisor at Canine Partners recounts her week
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