Big rise in third sector jobs being advertised, according to Reed

Bulk of the increase is in fundraising jobs, says recruitment company

The number of jobs available in the voluntary sector has increased recently, according to the recruitment company Reed.

The Reed job index, which is based on the number of vacancies advertised on the company’s website in 34 different sectors of the economy, shows a 47 per cent increase in the number of charity and voluntary sector jobs advertised between December and July.

The increase is higher than in other sectors, many of which have experienced downturns.

There was also a 6 per cent increase in the average salary of new permanent positions for the third sector advertised on the site.

Katy Nicholson, a researcher for the index, said she was surprised by the figures and that the charity and voluntary sector was "completely bucking the trend".

She said this might be due to the "pro-voluntary sector rhetoric" of the new government.

Nicholson said a large majority of the advertised jobs were in fundraising, indicating that with government cuts in funding taking place charities were looking elsewhere for their income.

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