London charities face fundraiser recruitment difficulties

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics London charities face fundraiser recruitment difficulties  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Nearly three quarters of London charities are experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff, according to a survey of 100 charities in the capital by King’s Cross-based Keystone Recruitment in conjunction with UK Fundraising.The hardest positions to fill, according to the survey, are the key posts of senior and junior fundraisers. Many organisations say they are losing experienced staff who are hard to replace. One reason is that salaries can be up to £3,000 higher in the private sector, so staff can easily be tempted to move. The survey shows that charities don’t believe they have adequate funds to compete effectively in the jobs market. Advertisement Staff shortages make life difficult because the vast majority of charities employ fewer than fifty people. Budgets are tight so they don’t have the resources to regularly advertise vacancies. The average advertising spend is only £10,000 a year.Robin Norris, managing director of Keystone Recruitment, said: “to keep costs down it makes sense for charities to use the temporary market. Small specialist teams can be sent in for specific work rather than carrying the overhead for a whole year.” The survey reveals that, in addition to staff recruitment problems, charities complain that too much well-intended legislation is adding to bureaucracy, and they do not feel they have adequate support from the government. Howard Lake | 1 June 2005 | Newslast_img


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