Cracking Charity Chat Ep. 12. James Jopling, Director – Samaritans in Scotland

In this episode I’m chatting with James Jopling, Director of Samaritans Scotland, soon to be Director at ProjectScotland. James has worked for a lot of the big charities and causes, including Oxfam, Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK), Shelter, Maggies and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I met James very briefly when I was shadowing Kath Abrahams […]

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Governance crisis? Help is at hand!

This week the press have jumped on the news that the Charity Commission has given an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline. There has been a massive conflict of interest that hasn’t been managed properly – the founder and her daughter have been paid – and some exceptionally poor financial management. Here […]

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Going it alone

I’ve gone freelance by accident. After having my delightful, gorgeous, exceptionally noisy baby boy, I had fully intended to go back to my role at Toynbee Hall. Then we moved out of London. So, I’ve decided to go it alone. Having worked as a consultant at NCVO and provided voluntary consultancy support through Small Charities […]

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