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Future of work in the third sector intro

  1. 1. Work futures in the Third Sector: challenges and opportunities Katie Bruce, Susan Halford, Pauline Leonard, and Rebecca Taylor
  2. 2. Factors shaping the sector and its workforce The third sector Policy objectives Social, economic and cultural change Long term trends The statutory sector The private sector
  3. 3. The sectors workforce <ul><li>Key questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers and motives… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences of organisational change.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid and unpaid work… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how do class, gender, space and place shape the answers to these questions? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. TSRC and Work Futures Research Centre <ul><li>Quantitative research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Mckay and Dominico Moro - TSRC Birmingham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Clifford, Frida Rajne and John Mohan - TSRC Southampton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualitative research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Times project - Rob Macmillan, Rebecca Taylor, Simon Teasdale, Andri Soteri-Proctor, and Malin Arvidson - TSRC Birmingham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Lives project - Susan Halford, Pauline Leonard and Katie Bruce – TSRC Southampton </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Real Times <ul><li>Broad aims and questions – understanding how third sector activity operates in practice over time </li></ul><ul><li>Approach – 15 organisational cases, successive waves of interviews over 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse cases, diverse workers </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging findings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIG – navigating restructuring and redundancies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SYCAMORE – understanding motives for voluntary work and participation </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Working lives and careers <ul><li>Broad aims and questions- Analysing roles, identities, careers and work practices in third sector organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Approach- 6 in-depth cases involving observation and interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging findings- The different opportunities and challenges faced by organisations and their workforces in different geographical locations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusions <ul><li>Challenges –a complex dynamic sector and a shifting work terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities – survival strategies, new ways of working, good practice </li></ul><ul><li>And today…. opportunities for debate </li></ul>

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