Chance to follow commission staff

Charity staff could soon be offered the opportunity to shadow employees at the Charity Commission as part of a scheme to promote interaction between the regulator and the sector.

The commission has developed the secondment scheme after a successful trial in which commission staff had the chance to work for a charity.

"We have developed the programme so that our staff understand the complexity of the sector," David Locke, director of charity services at the commission, told guests at the regulator's AGM last week. "We could also get charities to come and see what it's like to work at the commission. We think it will benefit everyone."

The commission also said at the AGM that it will replace its 500 annual random charity visits with more targeted visits to charities identified as presenting a particular risk.

- See News Analysis, page 10.

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