Following last week’s redundancies at the NCVO, which saw 12 people lose their posts as a result of restructuring, executive director of volunteering and development Justin Davis Smith has joined Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE).
The restructure saw two other director posts made redundant: director of public policy, held by Karl Wilding, and director of enterprise, held by Richard Williams. Two new positions were also created: director of public policy and volunteering, and director of enterprise and development, which were ringfenced for applications from the directors whose roles were made redundant.
Justin Davis Smith joins Cass CEE as a senior research fellow with a focus on volunteering research and teaching. He has been at NCVO for the past three years, following its 2013 merger with Volunteering England. His new role is partly funded by the NCVO where he will continue to advise on volunteering.
Professor Paul Palmer, director, Cass CCE said:
“Justin has pioneered our understanding of volunteer management over the last twenty years. He has not only been at the forefront of developing an academic body of knowledge but also in applying that knowledge into practice. Justin will add his specialism into our work streams through our Masters and executive programmes, as well as using our international network to disseminate and knowledge exchange through his research.”
It has also been announced that Cass CEE and NCVO are to work together on a broader agreement to outline mutual work areas and further possibilities for partnership working in research and good practice on a range of sector issues.
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