New museum survey finds more volunteers, less staff


1 October 2013

A survey by the Museum’s Association reports that more than a third of museums and galleries cut staff last year, while nearly half increased the number of interns and volunteers.   More than a fifth (21%) of museums reported staff cuts of more than more than 10% during the period July 2102- July 2013. The annual review also found that school visits were down by 31%.  Only 28% of the museums participating in the survey saw a rise in individual giving, with 17@ experiencing a fall.

Macmillan Cancer Support named charity with best brand


Macmillan Cancer Support has been named the charity with the best brand in 2013 in the annual Third Sector Charity Brand Index, which is compiled in partnership with Harris Interactive.   Based on a survey of more than 3000 UK adults,  the index gauges public awareness of charity brands by asking respondents to give their impressions of charities they were aware of , their relevance, whether they trusted them and how likely they were to donate to them.  They were asked to fill out an online questionnaire over a three-week period in June-July.  The top 10:

  1. MacMillan Cancer Support
  2. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
  3. Cancer Research UK
  4. Help for Heroes
  5. Royal British Legion
  6. RNLI
  7. British Heart Foundation
  8. NSPCC
  9. Comic Relief
  10. Guide Dogs

Morale low at BBC Scotland as internal staff survey reveals just over a quarter of staff recommend working there

Just over a quarter of BBC Scotland news and current affairs staff would recommend the broadcaster as a great place to work, according to an internal report.

The staff survey found that only 28 per cent of workers would recommend working there, although 74 per cent said they were proud to work at the BBC.

Strikes and industrial actions have become more frequent at the BBC as the corporation moves forward with redundancies and cuts as part of its Delivering Quality First programme.