IT jobs ‘safe’ as Oxfam cuts business support services

Oxfam has announced 125 redundancies in the UK as it closes some of its regional offices and centralises its business services.

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Oxfam has announced 125 redundancies in the UK as it closes some of its regional offices and centralises its business services.

While the charity has not announced which job roles will be cut, a spokesperson said that she did not think IT jobs would be affected. In fact, the charity said that advances in technology have enabled it to make these changes.

Mark Goldring, Oxfam CEO, said: “Advances in technology mean we no longer need as much support in head office. Instead, our resources will be focused in the regions where we carry out the majority of our work.”

Services that have been confirmed as being reduced include business support, finance and HR - but Oxfam did not say if business support included IT.

“Roles will be cut due to centralisation of business services, also in the campaigns and communications teams and a wide range of other efficiencies,” Oxfam said.

The charity said it is reorganising its operations to focus more of its resources in poorer countries. It will also concentrate its work in fewer countries.

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