Understanding what skills are existent or missing in the voluntary sector workforce is an important step to better supporting the sector. Voluntary organisations are facing a range of challenges when it comes to workforce planning, from the rapid development of digital technologies to the changing funding environment. This is having an impact on the sector’s workforce and the skills needed. And with Brexit looming, there is a possibility that voluntary organisations will see skills gaps increase in the future.
New research from NCVO provides voluntary sector leaders and policy-makers with an up-to-date picture of workforce skills and skills gaps. The good news is that the skills gap in the voluntary sector tends to less than in other sectors. However, where there are gaps they are often in specialist areas and low pay and poor training are contributing factors to these gaps,