Matters of Material Significance reportable to UK charity regulators: A guide for auditors and independent examiners

Any person appointed as an independent examiner or auditor for a charity has a duty to report matters of material significance to their respective charity regulator. This guidance explains what the matters of material significance are and provides some further explanation of each of the matters.

The Orkney Partnership Newsletter

The April edition of the Orkney Partnership Newsletter is availble to view here.

700 funded job opportunities available through Community Jobs Scotland

Applications are currently being accepted from Scottish charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises interested in creating new funded job opportunities.

Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is a Scottish Government funded programme which offers an exciting introduction to the third sector by creating a wide range of jobs for young people, aged 16 to 29, with a focus on:

•             disabled people
•             care experienced young people
•             carers
•             Armed Forces early service leavers
•             young people with convictions
•             young people on an Activity Agreement

All jobs created must offer at least 25 hours of work per week, be paid at £5.60 per hour or the NMW rate (appropriate to age), and last for at least 52 weeks.

Organisations that have not been involved in CJS before should register online by Friday 19 May to create and submit each of the opportunities they wish to be considered for.

Existing employers should login to the CJS salesforce portal to enter each of the opportunities they wish to have considered. The CJS Employer helpline is available Monday–Friday, from 9am–5pm on 0141 559 5026.

Sexual Health Training Needs Analysis

The Orkney Sexual Health Strategy Group is assessing the training provision and needs across Orkney in relation to sexual health. They would be very grateful if you would take five minutes of your time to fill in the following short Survey to inform this work.  If you have any issues with this or any other comments you wish to make in relation to this, please e-mail Hannah Casey at

Orkney Employability Pipeline: Employer Recruitment Incentive Grant Guidance

The Employer Recruitment Incentive Grant is administered by Orkney Islands Council and is part-funded by the European Social Fund. It provides grants to support employers to recruit out-of-work residents. Businesses in all sectors of industry located in Orkney are eligible.

Please click here for more information

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