The challenge

The organisation was originally established to run a one-off event, The Skills Show. Because of the event’s success it was repeated in subsequent years and the organisers decided to establish a charity with a permanent operating model. They planned to create the charity by merging two organisations, which required the harmonising of terms and conditions for staff.

The solution

NFP conducted a salary benchmarking exercise utilising a range of published salary survey data relevant to the status, purpose and size of the operation. To ensure the salary recommendations were robust for each role, we conducted a job analysis exercise with each individual member of staff to produce a new job description that accurately set out the scope of responsibilities. Given the extent of the commercial nature of the operation, we presented the Remuneration Committee with options for benchmarking salaries against both the charity and the private sector to ensure that the organisation would be competitive in recruiting and retaining staff.

The outcome

The newly established organisation, Find a Future, adopted the salary recommendations. NFP quickly market-tested them in search and selection exercises that resulted in successful appointments to two new SMT roles covering finance and commercial services.