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Are you ready for the impending changes to the Awarding Organisation Sector?

TPP Education and Training attended the AO Forum earlier this month and it is clear there are some mixed views and concerns over the upcoming changes in the education sector. The awarding body sector hasn’t seen much stability in recent years, from the NQF to the QCF and then on to the RQF, and the sector is now facing yet another set of changes and challenges with the onset of apprenticeships and End-point Assessments. Add this to the ever-advancing technological changes as well as fund...

Author: Kristina Preston
Published: 19 May 2017

4 top tips on managing your employee’s wellbeing in the workplace

The Mental Health Foundation’s report identified that 86% of respondents believed their job and being at work was important to protecting and maintaining their mental health. Employers have the potential to improve the wellbeing of their staff, everyone is different and should be treated as individuals. Here we give our 4 top tips for supporting employee’s wellbeing when at work.  Talk to your staff Employees want to feel valued, needed and respected in their workplace. People are busy and...

Author: Jo Hodge
Published: 12 May 2017

Recruiting your first fundraiser: how to attract the best!

TPP recently hosted the Small Charities Coalition First Friday ‘advice clinic’ session on how to recruit your first or sole fundraiser. We were joined by 12 small charities and we collectively covered tips and strategies for small nonprofits looking to hire their first fundraiser. TPP has specialised in recruitment for the not for profit sector for over 20 years and we appreciate that recruiting a charity’s first fundraiser, or sole fundraiser, can be a challenge for a multitude of reasons....

Author: Matt Adams
Published: 04 May 2017

Higher Education Bill: an outline of the changes being proposed

The UK Higher Education sector is among our greatest national assets, remaining a global leader. England’s universities rank among the best in the world. They develop and generate the knowledge and skills that fuel our economy and provide the basis for our nation’s intellectual and cultural success. The world of Higher Education has changed fundamentally since the last major legislative reforms of 1992.  We have protected investment in our world class research base. By ending student numb...

Author: Samantha Johnston
Published: 03 May 2017

Thank you for making TPP’s Easter Appeal a HUGE Success

We are super EGGcited to announce that the TPP Easter Appeal was a HUGE success. Throughout March and April, TPP ran its inaugural annual Easter Appeal. The TPP Easter Appeal encourages staff, clients, candidates, suppliers, and any individuals who wish to contribute Easter Eggs and treats to chosen charities, to ensure spirits were boosted and smiles were spread over Easter. Our chosen charity partners this year were: Centrepoint Demelza St Oswald’s Hospice Teenage Cancer Trust We c...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 27 Apr 2017

Is Theresa May’s snap election a chance to reset the NHS?

May recently stated “We need a general election and we need one now, because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin”. No doubt the election will be dominated by Brexit, but it appears imperative that it triggers a national conversation about the future of the NHS. With GP closures at a record high and sector leaders adamant that social care is in crisis, there’s no time like the ...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 26 Apr 2017

Digital Skills Report reveals a shocking 50% of charities don't have a digital strategy

Almost 500 charity professionals were surveyed for the Charity Digital Skills Report, run by Zoe Amar in collaboration with Skills Platform, yet the alarming results show that digital skills in the sector are lacking and proving detrimental to charities. The report reveals that digital fundraising skills are low and further opportunities could be lost if the sector refuses to invest in digital skills.  Key findings include: 50% of charities don't have a digital strategy Almost th...

Author: Kate Maunder
Published: 04 Apr 2017

Four great reasons to become a Fundraising Mentor with TPP

Mentoring someone involves more than just the transfer of advice and information. Those willing to invest their time in developing another fundraising professional get substantial benefits from the partnership. Here’s why… 1. It gives you an opportunity to review your own practices An opportunity that gives you insight into the ideas and approaches of other organisations in the sector is always going to be helpful. Talking things through with your mentee gives you exposure to fresh per...

Author: Ashby Jenkins
Published: 30 Mar 2017

Four great reasons to become a Fundraising Mentee with TPP

Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities you can have. Having the guidance and support of an experienced fundraiser can provide you with a fantastic boost to your career. Here’s why… 1. It helps you develop new skills and knowledge Being mentored is a brilliant opportunity to learn from the experience of someone else. They can share their skills and knowledge with you and give you great advice on what you need to learn in order to make the most...

Author: Ashby Jenkins
Published: 29 Mar 2017

Misconceptions of Working in a Hospice

Having partnered with and recruited to Hospices for over 20 years, we have a very good understanding of the sector. There are many reasons why Hospices might struggle to recruit; we know how to counter these assumptions and enable you to hire better people. Here are four misconceptions of working in a Hospice: 1. Being in a hospice means that the patient will die soon Receiving hospice care does not mean that death is imminent. The earlier an individual receives hospice care, the more ...

Author: Ellisa Thompson
Published: 28 Mar 2017