Northern charity workers come out on top

Third sector workers in the north-east are better educated than their colleagues in other parts of the country, according to a new survey.

Three-quarters of respondents to the North-East Third Sector Skill Survey 2007/08 said they had a degree or higher qualification. The NCVO’s UK Voluntary Sector Almanac 2007 found that only a third of staff in the sector have degrees.

“While it is good that highly qualified people are attracted to the sector,” says the report, “more could be done to attract younger people by highlighting the possible career options that are available… to ensure continuous professional development for everyone.”

But the report, which was published by the PNE Group, which designs and supports community projects in the north-east, also concludes that training provision does not match training needs in the region’s voluntary sector. There is a real shortage of training in areas such as fundraising and finance, coaching and mentoring and equality and diversity, it finds.

The authors argue that funders and infrastructure organisations should work with training providers to develop new training programmes.

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