RSPCA fears exodus of 'disillusioned staff', says deputy chairman.

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RSPCA fears exodus of 'disillusioned staff', says deputy chairman.

Post  Admin on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:55 am

The RSPCA is facing turmoil with senior figures fearing that an exodus of disillusioned staff could leave it with just a “rump” of people “who cannot get a job elsewhere”, a leaked memo suggests.







A blistering assessment of the charity’s internal problems, written by its deputy chairman Paul Draycott, also speaks of a “scary and dangerous” lack of planning, major concerns about management and difficulties attracting new trustees.

He also attacks an alleged “campaign” of vilification against the charity, suggesting it had been orchestrated in conjunction with the Countryside Alliance.

In the six-page memo, prepared for the charity’s trustees last month, he voices alarm at a run of critical media coverage which he fears could lead supporters to cut the charity out of their wills.

It follows stories in the media questioning whether the RSPCA has become too “political” in its approach to issues such as foxhunting and the badger cull.

But the memo bemoans the organisation’s own approach to getting its message across, describing its press releases as “bland”.

Under the heading “disillusioned staff”, it speaks of poor or even non-existent management training and career paths” for employees.

Mr Draycott adds: “It is an axiom that when times are bad the best staff leave first – because they can – and we potentially end up with a rump of those who cannot get a job elsewhere.”

The memo goes on to discuss technical problems adding: “Concerns have been expressed about poor and weak staff management, of supervisors unwilling or unable to manage their staff, of supervisors not being given the appropriate training or support to be able to fulfil their jobs effectively.”

Last night, the RSPCA’s chief executive, Gavin Grant, issued a short response insisting that: “A number of journalists and politicians of all parties have reported that such a campaign is taking place.”

But he denied suggestions in the memo that there was “no strategy” in some areas, that there was a difficulty attracting trustees or that there were serious internal concerns about management.

Addressing suggestions of disillusionment among staff, a spokesman added: “The RSPCA is grateful for the professionalism and dedication of its staff. In common with most charities, businesses and public bodies in the recession, the RSPCA has had to operate a pay freeze.

“Work is under way by the RSPCA to look at how it can support its hard working and dedicated staff without incurring unsustainable costs to the Society.”
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Post  misty02 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:10 am

What a shame lol! 
Perhaps Mr Grant should be culled, that would save a bit of money.

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Post  Admin on Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:25 am

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misty02 wrote:What a shame lol! 
Perhaps Mr Grant should be culled, that would save a bit of money.
I`m sure his day will come. Twisted Evil 
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Post  Trilby Bee on Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:02 pm

'Work is under way by the RSPCA to look at how it can support its hard working and dedicated staff without incurring unsustainable costs to the Society.'


I suppose they will just prosecute more people? That's the quickest way to add to their funds...a few more hapless victims in the paper, a few more dollars in the bank. Interesting that fewer people are leaving them their property which is where most of their millions comes from.
A campaign to vilify them? Well, I never!lol!
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Post  misty02 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:19 pm

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Who requested the removal of this article? Are they starting to panic Very Happy 

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