Nordoff Robbins charities merge into single UK-wide organisation Melanie May | 2 October 2018 | News 92 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 “This move to merge with our sister organisation Nordoff Robbins Scotland is a significant moment in the charities’ history. It is a moment which brings with it scope for greater work, broader reach and more lives changed through music. In our hopes to achieve our objectives, we move forward stronger, and with the support of our Scottish colleagues we look to the future with vigour and confidence.” Tagged with: merger Nordoff Robbins and sister organisation Nordoff Robbins Scotland have announced that they have merged, bringing the two together to form a single UK wide Nordoff Robbins charity.The merger was finalised on 1 October. Under the merger, all staff from Scotland will be absorbed into the Nordoff Robbins staff network, keeping roles as they currently stand.Julie Whelan will continue to be CEO for the unified Nordoff Robbins charity, and senior Managers, Directors, and board members at Nordoff Robbins Scotland will now join respective leadership and board teams at Nordoff Robbins. Nordoff Robbins Scotland has also come in under the general Nordoff Robbins branding and central website.Last year the two helped almost 9,000 people through music therapy. The single Nordoff Robbins charity aims to expand its reach and help more vulnerable and isolated people.David Munns, Chair of Nordoff Robbins said:“Nordoff Robbins has always been proud to support our sister charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland and by officially joining forces we will be able to change the lives of even more people through music. I am thrilled to welcome the chair of Nordoff Robbins Scotland, Heather Gardner, to our unified Nordoff Robbins Board of Trustees, as we embark on a new and exciting journey.”Julie Whelan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 91 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Tory victory could jeopardise Equality BillBy Kat Baker on 12 Jun 2009 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A Conservative victory in the next general election could mean the Equality Bill will never be properly implemented, the minister taking the Bill through Parliament has told Personnel Today. Solicitor general Vera Baird has voiced concern that although the Bill would be likely to gain Royal Assent in March 2010, the Tories could repeal it when they came to power. David Cameron’s party voted against the Bill at its second reading in May. Baird said: “We will get the Bill through parliament unless there is a general election before March, so it will become law. If we were to be not elected again, there is a very serious worry that the Equality Bill wouldn’t be implemented. [The Conservatives] could repeal the legislation.” Janice Shersby, director of policy at the Government Equalities Office, responsible for the Bill, admitted last week that although it would gain Royal Assent next March, some provisions would not be timetabled to come into force until autumn 2010, to give employers time to adjust to the new law. The Bill reached committee stage earlier this month, with amendments up for debate that include Liberal Democrat equality spokeswoman Lynne Featherstone’s proposal to ban names from CVs, and a clause to force employers to report their gender pay gap from 2013. Other provisions in the Bill include the ban on secrecy clauses that prevent staff from talking about pay, and using public procurement to promote equality. The Bill is tabled to be debated in committee stage until 18 June, when, if successful, it will enter report stage for possible further amendments.