Key questions and considerations for the sector

This research briefing explored skills and skills gaps in the voluntary sector. While the sector’s workforce is well educated and has a wide range of skills, skills gaps still have an impact on voluntary organisations. The findings also suggest that trends differ for individual organisations and the context in which they operate. For example, bigger organisations and those in high-skilled or service-intensive roles are more likely to be affected by skills gaps.

In order to assess and address potential skills gaps, organisations may want to consider the following: