A number of other key posts will also be advertised in the next few months, said a spokeswoman for the organisation. The appointments come after the departure in March of Simon Hebditch, its former chief executive (Third Sector Online, 20 March).
The appointments will strengthen Capacitybuilders as it prepares to carry out its programme of £85m worth of new investment in capacity building over the next three years, said the spokewoman. All posts, including that of the chief executive, will be based at the organisation's head office in Birmingham.
The move comes amid the Conservative Party's criticism of the organisation. The party's green paper on the sector, Voluntary Action in the 21st Century, published last week (Third Sector Online, 3 June), said: "Money continues to be distributed through an enormously complicated - and, presumably, expensive - set of national, regional and sub-regional decision-making structures, with no guarantee that the services ultimately provided are actually what the frontline recipients actually want or need."