EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: London


Sector: Health / social work
Residential care and social work activities
88 - Social work activities without accommodation
Number Employed: 700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-12-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 70
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2005
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2005

Additional Information

Oxfam is to cut at least 10% of its workforce from its 700-strong headquarters staff in London. Though the charity has not experienced drops in funding, the new management is committed to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Posts in support services (receiving, processing, banking and acknowledging donations) could be outsourced to the private sector. There should be no redundancies in the process though, this reorganisation having been planned for a long time.