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The changing experience of working in the ts mc kay

  1. 1. Workforce and Workplace The changing experience of working in the third sector Katie Bruce, Susan Halford, Pauline Leonard, Stephen McKay, Domenico Moro, Rebecca Taylor
  2. 2. Presentation <ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative and Qualitative elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers, identity, satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid and unpaid work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinctiveness/Regionality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions and discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Workers in the sector <ul><li>Account for around 2.7% of all workers </li></ul><ul><li>Two thirds are women, although women represent under half the total workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 2 in 5 work part-time </li></ul><ul><li>Around 2 in 5 have degrees (average = 28%) </li></ul><ul><li>Clustered into particular industrial sectors </li></ul><ul><li>See The UK Voluntary Sector Workforce Almanac 2011 (with NCVO and Skills Third Sector) in late October … </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changes in third sector employment 1998-2011
  5. 5. Under-employment and pay Private Public Third Wants to work more hours (%) 2008-Q2 7 8 10 2011-Q2 10 9 13 Work PT, since cannot find FT work (%) 2008-Q2 10 8 10 2011-Q2 18 12 18 Rate of gross hourly pay (median) 2008-Q2 £8.90 £11.20 £9.60 2011-Q2 £9.40 £12.50 £10.10 Change +5.3% +11.6% +5.3%
  6. 6. Trends in job satisfaction
  7. 7. A month in the life of the big society?
  8. 8. Working lives and careers in the third sector – Halford, Leonard and Bruce <ul><li>What kinds of work are done in the third sector? </li></ul><ul><li>How is third sector work organized? </li></ul><ul><li>What work is paid and unpaid? How is the diverse workforce managed? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the motivations, experiences, identities and career trajectories of workers in the third sector? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Six ethnographic case studies: from North East to South West England; 9 – 2,000 Paid staff; from health and social care to IT services to food waste and pop up kitchens. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging findings – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity: motivations, identities, careers: does the third sector do it differently? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference that place makes: how third sector organisations are shaped by regional and local labour markets; and by social and cultural meanings of place. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions and discussion <ul><li>How is the recession being experienced within organisations? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there ‘careers’ in the third sector? </li></ul><ul><li>How far should TSRC be looking at unpaid activities (volunteering)? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we be looking at the role of place to a greater extent? </li></ul>

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