Collective Members support search for apprentice team of the year

For the sixth year in a row Campaign Collective Members have successfully supported the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.  Last week nine apprentices from GSK in Ulverston were named apprentice team of the year 2017 at Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters. The Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC17) sees teams of apprentices from across the country compete in a series …

Masters degree apprenticeship under development

A consultation designed to develop a new masters-degree level communications apprenticeship closes soon. The new apprenticeship standard will sit alongside the already approved “level 4” apprenticeship in public relations and communications, approved by the Department for Education earlier in the year. With the Apprenticeship Levy now in force for larger employers, the new apprenticeship is responding …

Universities UK campaign chief joins Collective

Ian Morton, former Campaigns Manager at Universities UK (UUK), the umbrella body for the higher education sector and vice-chancellors’ membership organisation, is the latest addition to the social enterprise Campaign Collective. Campaign Collective helps charities, social enterprises, public service organisations and other campaigners benefit from affordable professional communications advice and support. Profits from Campaign Collective …

Collective joins Charity Comms network

Campaign Collective has become the latest organisation to join the Charity Comms network. The organisation, founded in 2007, now boasts over 500 organisations and 4,000-plus individuals working in charity communications and marketing. Simon Francis, Founder Member of Campaign Collective said: We’re delighted to join the Charity Comms network and will use our membership to work …

Political parties fail to grasp Lobbying Act concerns

The three main party manifestos have failed to address the concerns campaigners have with Lobbying Act rules. Sapio Research figures commissioned by Campaign Collective revealed that just over half of charities and social enterprises believe this general election will be important to their organisation, but less than a quarter expected to campaign on issues during the election. …

New PR apprenticeship approved

A new PR and Communications Apprenticeship, developed by a group of 23 ‘trailblazer’ firms, has been approved by the Government for delivery from autumn 2017. The Public Relations and Communications Assistant Apprenticeship will eventually replace the existing PR Apprenticeship programme. The new apprenticeship will place more emphasis on planning and evaluation in PR and communications, while also incorporating …

Research into sector readiness for Election launched

An urgent research study has been launched to understand the impact of the General Election on charities and social enterprises. Sapio Research and Campaign Collective have teamed up to ask charity and social enterprise staff about their levels of readiness for the UK General Election in June and their understanding of the Lobbying Act restrictions. …

Election advice for campaigners published

Campaigners and charities have been warned that while the formal process to call the 2017 UK General Election has yet to be completed, organisations need to start to prepare for the regulations which come in during election campaigns. Formal guidance from the Electoral Commission is expected to be published in the coming weeks, but Campaign Collective …

Lords’ Charity Report a “Turning Point”

The Report of the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on charities has been hailed as a potential “turning point” for the sector. The Report makes 100 recommendations to government and within these, the Committee has accepted all but one of the recommendations the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) gave to the Committee in its …