Take part in the tenth annual Charity Pulse survey

Carried out in conjunction with Birdsong Charity Consulting, the survey asks charity staff about their experiences of working in the sector

What are the ups and downs of life at a charity?
What are the ups and downs of life at a charity?

Voluntary sector employees are being invited to take part in Charity Pulse, Third Sector’s tenth annual survey about what it’s like to work for a charity.

The survey, which is carried out in conjunction with Birdsong Charity Consulting, asks UK charity workers questions about such areas as their workload, job satisfaction and how they feel about their pay.

This year’s survey includes a section that focuses on the 10-year anniversary of Charity Pulse and asks participants what has become better or worse at their charity over the past decade.

Participants can leave their details to have the chance to win three free coaching sessions with Birdsong or £100 of vouchers for the online retailer ethicalsuperstore.com. The survey can also be completed anonymously.

Last year’s survey found a fall in most of the key indicators, including morale and job satisfaction, with some hitting their lowest level since 2007.

One of the few bright spots in last year’s survey was that a slightly smaller proportion of respondents reported redundancies at their charities over the previous 12 months.

Frances Hurst, co-founder of Birdsong, said it would be fascinating to see in this year’s survey whether people thought their charity was becoming a better or worse place to work.

"Charity leaders have told us how the changes in the external environment are affecting their organisations, but how are these changes affecting their staff?" she said.

The survey will be open until 8 April and the final data will be available to download for free in the summer, alongside full analysis in Third Sector magazine.

To take part, click here.

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