ROBERTSON Bell, the leading recruitment agency for the charity and third sector, has launched a solution to the UK’s third sector jobs crisis.
Partnering with an award-winning outsourcing firm, QX, Robertson Bell now offers a unique service to charities’ financial and recruitment needs. Newly-founded RBQX offers outsourced entry-level financial services which can cut recruitment and salary costs by up to 50 per cent and fill the vacancy void from junior levels.
The demand for this comes as a result of the pandemic whereby an estimated 85,000 UK charity jobs were lost. Third sector organisations across the nation are struggling to grapple with mass job vacancies, skills shortages, and budget cuts.
Stuart Bell, CEO and Founder of Robertson Bell, says organisations must consider optimising their administrative finance functions for financial longevity and sustainability.
“The need comes amidst the nation’s ‘Great Resignation’, an across-the-board skills shortage, competitive counteroffers, and candidates’ rising salary expectations.
“Last year, countless charity jobs were lost to the pandemic and the third sector is increasingly feeling the aftershock. Many charities are unable to run the same number of services post-pandemic.
“As we face an ongoing recruitment crisis and further budget cuts, charities need to focus on driving efficiencies in their business support functions and be creative in how they do so.
“RBQX’s offshore financial services will not only streamline base-level accounting, payroll and software but fill the recruitment void from the bottom up.”
Robertson Bell has partnered with experienced Charity Finance Director Stephen Perry in order to create the right solution for third sector organisations.
“Charitable organisations have had an incredibly tough 18 months, with changes to ways of working and budgets and an increase in demand for services.
“As we move out of the pandemic, cuts or changes to funding may well be on the horizon as the Government seeks to find a way to pay for Covid-19. This is exactly why we need new and innovative solutions to enable charities to continue providing vital services.”
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