Many Hands: Londoners, work and the voluntary and community sector

Supporting Londoners in into quality work is one of the great challenges facing our city today. LVSC’s latest report, Many Hands: Londoners, work and the voluntary and community sector, examines the employment and skills challenges facing individuals, existing employability support, and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations active in this area. Employment and [Read more]

Managing difficult conversations at work

Most of us dislike confrontation; we sometimes avoid it which can often lead to even more difficulty, misunderstandings and possible conflict. In the current climate of recession and continued economic uncertainty, we may find ourselves working with reduced budgets, constant organisational change and ongoing performance issues, as people try to make sense of all this. [Read more]

A space to think – tomorrow’s London

LVSC are holding a day long conference to kick start the New Year. We’ve seen the comprehensive spending review, while 2016 brings the London mayoral elections and further progression of the devolution programme. The conference will provide the VCSE sector with a space to think about what these and other challenges mean for their organisations [Read more]

Survey on the future of civil society infrastructure in London

London Funders, working with London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC), Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and others has commissioned research to look into the future of civil society infrastructure in London. Full details here:  http://londonfunders.org.uk/what-we-do/london-funders-projects/review-londons-civil-society-support/future-civil-society-support The research seeks to understand how civil society in the capital can best be supported in order to make the biggest difference [Read more]

Tender opportunity: Technical Assistance Consultant

CALL FOR TENDERS FOR ESF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU) are calling for tenders for project management of its ESF Technical Assistance programme VCS Assist 2.0.  The tender is subject to the success of its application to the contracting authority for this project. The successful applicant [Read more]

LVSC Vacancy – Policy and Project Manager

London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC), based in Kings Cross, brings voluntary and community sector organisations together to learn and share best practice and to create a co-ordinated voice. Policy and Project Manager – Sector Support Ref. SS/02/15 Part-time, 28 hours per week, initially until 31 March 2017 dependant on funding. £30,311 plus London Weighting per [Read more]

LVSC wins Big Lottery ESF programme development funding for London

Thanks to everyone who contributed their ideas and support to our bid for the Big Lottery Programme Development Funding. I’m happy to say that our application was successful. We’re currently talking to Big Lottery and the GLA to understand in a little more detail how best to use this funding. I’ll be in touch soon with further [Read more]

Vacancy: LVSC Policy and Project Manager – Crime and Justice System

LVSC is seeking an experienced Policy and Project Manager – Crime and Justice System to take forward our work on crime and justice. Full-time, 35 hours per week, initially until 31 March 2015 dependent on funding. £30,311 plus LW per annum (pro-rata). Suitable for secondment. To request an application pack, please e-mail cleo@lvsc.org.uk CLOSING DATE: [Read more]