Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd

Registered in England and Wales, No. 7561086

Registered Office: 9 Commerce Road, Lynchwood, Peterborough PE2 6LR

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We are Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and we are passionate about engaging and inspiring people to bring about change.

We provide consultancy, training, speaking, writing and mentoring services in strategic volunteer engagement and volunteer management.

Throughout this site you will find more detailed information on who we are and how we can help you, along with quotes from our customers and resources we hope you’ll find useful.

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In our latest article, Rob looks at what may lie ahead for employee volunteering as the pandemic wanes.

"We may not think of Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion protestors as volunteers, but they are, they certainly fit the accepted definitions of a volunteer. So, what if employees want to choose this form of service as their employee volunteering? Or volunteering for a candidate for political office? Are employers willing to allow this? Would your employer? Would you?"

Read the article here

You can always read more of Rob's writing on our blog, published on Wordpress

Season one of our podcast is available now

“Advancing the profession” is all about advanced volunteer engagement practice. Going beyond the basics of working with volunteers, we explore a range of issues designed to help deepen and strengthen your practice as a professional leader of volunteer engagement.

All episodes are available now for free via:

Latest news

Lobbying for the strategic importance and value of volunteer engagement 

Last year we were are proud to be a signatory to “An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards of Volunteer Involving & Deploying Organisations in all Sectors”.

For the first time ever, some of the UK’s leading volunteer management professional associations and national volunteering infrastructure bodies worked together to call on senior managers and boards to ensure continued investment in volunteer engagement during these unprecedented times. 

This letter has now been updated and revised for 2021, reflecting the changed context in which we are all operating more than a year since the first Covid-19 lockdowns.

The signatories of this revised open letter continue to call on key decision makers to consider the strategic value of volunteering. It is hoped that the letter will be a valuable resource for Volunteer Managers to advocate for the importance of volunteer engagement as we hopefully move into a post-pandemic world.

Anyone is welcome to download the letter and share it with colleagues, funders and whoever needs to see it. We’d also love to hear if and how it helps.

How to handle cuts and change

During May and June 2020 we published a series of articles on our blog that were loosely themed around helping leaders of volunteer engagement deal with the impact of funding cuts in their organisations. We explored the important role of Volunteer Managers, the thorny issue of job substitution, how to redesign work for volunteers when staff roles are being cut or reassigned, and engaging with unions.

These articles were collated into one handy resource - a free eBook called “Cuts and Change. The goal is to help you (leaders of volunteer engagement): think about their roles in the context of changes brought about by the pandemic; reflect on how you are more important than ever to their organisations; and consider some of the complexities of deploying a different mix of paid staff and volunteers to meet organisational goals.

Cuts and Change is available to anyone and can be shared widely with networks, peer groups and colleagues.  Get your copy here.