Third sector workers are happier with their bosses than last year, survey finds

Interim results of this year's Charity Pulse survey indicate that 60 per cent of employees would recommend their line manager as a boss, compared with 54 per cent last year

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Third sector workers are happier with their bosses this year than they were last year, according to interim results from this year’s Charity Pulse survey, which closes today.

Preliminary analysis of the survey, which is run by Third Sector in conjunction with Birdsong Charity Consulting, indicates that the proportion of employees who would recommend their line manager as a boss has increased to 60 per cent, up from 54 per cent last year.

Frances Hurst, co-founder of Birdsong, said the initial results suggested an improvement in the proportion of staff who feel their opinions are listened to and valued.

Hurst said the preliminary findings were good news for charities seeking to retain staff. "In previous years we have found that a charity worker’s relationship with their manager is critical – not just to their job satisfaction, but also to their likelihood of remaining in their job," Hurst said.

The Charity Pulse survey is open to all workers across the sector and gives them the opportunity to share their views on issues such as morale, conditions and the salaries of senior managers. It can be completed anonymously, but those who fill in their contact details will be in with a chance of winning three free coaching sessions with Birdsong Charity Consulting.

The survey closes at 5pm today and can be completed at


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