10GM - A joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester

VCSE Workforce Development

We're all trying to make Greater Manchester a place where people can be healthy, happy, and live fulfilling lives. The way we run our organisations can make a real difference to the VCSE sector staff's health and well-being.

With our VCSE partners, we have been looking into what we can do to look after and nurture the people that we work with - to understand what the current challenges are for supporting our workforce. In response to this research, we are launching The VCSE Workforce Development Project to address issues such as recruitment, nurturing new talent, diversity and inclusion, leadership and well-being.

In 2023, 10GM will work with Greater Manchester's Local VCSE Infrastructure Organisations to establish a collective workforce development hub for the sector focusing on key priorities that align with the GM Workforce Strategy / People Plan and the Health Education England Workforce Development Priorities. 

Priorities of the project 


Activities



Research



Background to the programme 


Priorities of the project 

 

Supply
Recruitment and retention of a diverse VCSE workforce

 

Looking after our people
Workforce wellbeing

 

Leadership
Support for diverse and emerging leadership in the VCSE sector

 

New Ways of Working
Increased collaboration across the VCSE, public and private sectors to enable a strategic approach to workforce development.

Activities

View a summary of the programme's activities:

We’re offering a range of learning and professional development workshops and activities to increase the capability in the VCSE sector to support and nurture the workforce, cultivating talent, and sharing insight, tools and approaches.

Learning and professional development activities.

We'll be commissioning research into our sector's diversity, pay and conditions. We'll report on our findings and use them to shape our future work. You can find snapshots of some of the research we've conducted below.

10GM will launch a 'VCSE Recruitment Portal' for Greater Manchester. The portal will better connect Greater Manchester's working people with our sector jobs.  

We're creating a space to share best practices, collaborate on work, and support each other. There'll be a space for Professional Networks to flourish. 

We'll be increasing the capacity of VCSE organisations to attract, retain and develop their workforce by providing information and resources such as information on HR Support Providers with VCSE sector expertise and HR Policy standard templates.

We'll increase the capability in the VCSE sector to support and nurture the workforce, cultivating talent, and sharing insight, tools and approaches. 

Join us in shaping a stronger VCSE workforce


10GM’s VCSE Workforce Development Programme is conducting a series of surveys on HR, Payroll and EAP systems and services used within Greater Manchester’s VCSE Sector.

The ‘State of the GM VCSE Sector 2021’ report shows there is a real need for greater support around HR in our organisations. In response to this research, the GM VCSE Workforce Development Programme (led by 10GM) is gathering information about what workforce services are working well for your organisation and what other personnel/workforce support needs there are in our sector.

Take part in our surveys below. 


Payroll Survey 

We’ve found a crucial need for better HR & employment support in our organisations, so the GM VCSE Workforce Development Programme iso we've found out what payroll services work best for VCSE organisations and what other support is needed. View the snapshot to see who responded, and what they said. 

You can still take part in the survey. Although we've closed this survey for analysis, you can still participate. We'll continue to use your views to inform our work. 

HR Survey 

We've gathered information about what Human Resources services are working well for VCSE organisations in GM and what additional support is needed that our programme can help put in place. View the snapshot to see who responded, and what they said. 

You can still take part in the survey. Although we've closed this survey for analysis, you can still participate. We'll continue to use your views to inform our work. 

Background of the programme

Our Greater Manchester State of the VCSE Sector report 2021 identified that there were a total of 75,610 paid employees (equal to 46,122 FTE) in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester. These paid staff sat alongside a total of 496,609 volunteers (including committee members and trustees). Most of our organisations face workforce challenges and also want to show leadership by being inclusive and supportive employers.

In late 2019, we worked with NHS colleagues to increase our understanding of the VCSE sector's workforce and in particular how well-being is supported. Below is a short video in which one of our 10GM Directors, Mike Wild, discusses some of the issues around workforce wellbeing in our sector - and why it's important that we pay attention to it.

Get involved 

If you'd like to find out more about the VCSE Workforce Development Project, or you'd like to get involved in our work, get in touch. 


Page last reviewed: 07 December 2023.


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