We are exploring ways in which we can help support the VCSE sector’s workforce. We know from our State of the Sector research that there are 75,610 paid staff working alongside 496,609 volunteers in Greater Manchester’s VCSE organisations. Most of our organisations face workforce challenges and also want to show leadership by being inclusive and supportive employers.
In the last few years we have been working with NHS colleagues to increase understanding of the VCSE sector's workforce and in particular how wellbeing 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.
During 2022, 10GM and the GM VCSE Leadership Group will be launching a survey of VCSE organisations across Greater Manchester to understand what the current challenges are for supporting our VCSE workforce - and following this up with a range of projects to address issues such as recruitment, nurturing new talent, diversity and inclusion, leadership and wellbeing.