Voluntary organisations continue to be a destination for workers seeking part-time work, with 37% of voluntary sector employees working part-time compared to 28% of public sector and 25% of private sector employees.
Just over nine in ten (91%) voluntary sector employees are on permanent contracts.
The voluntary sector employs more people on temporary contracts than any other sector, with 9% on temporary contracts compared with 7% for the public sector and 5% for the private sector.
While voluntary organisations have the highest number of temporary contracts, the growth in temporary contracts between June 2010 and June 2018 was higher in both the private (24%) and public sectors (14%) than in the voluntary sector (10%).
The voluntary sector hasthe highest proportion of temporary contracts but hasseen the lowest growth insuchcontracts
The voluntary sector is less likely to employ people through ‘temping agencies’ than the public or private sectors.
Most temporary workers within the voluntary sector are on a fixed-term contract. This is higher than any other type of temporary contract combined.
Most temporaryemployees within the voluntary sector are onafixed-term contract
By occupation level
There has been little change in the breakdown of occupation level across sectors over the last eight years.
The voluntary sector, like the public sector, relies on lower managerial positions more than any other occupation level, with 44% of the sector workforce made up of these positions. This is comparable to the public sector (42%) but much higher than the private sector (22%).
The composition of workers in the voluntary sector is very similar to the public sector-both rely on lower managerial positions more than the private sector