NICVA Payscales 2016 - 2018

5 Aug 2016 Alex Hastings    Last updated: 16 Aug 2016

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The NJC payscales were agreed in May 2016 following negotiations on the cost of living increase. NICVA has now updated its payscales for 2016 - 2018 using NJC points 6 - 49.

With the cost of living increase agreed, NJC payscales were published in May 2016 to cover the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018. The pay increase awarded was higher on lower points on the scales to ensure compliance with the National Living Wage and for points 18 and upwards a 1% increase was applied. See our article here.

NJC payscales are local government pay scales which result from negotiations between the employer and trade union sides of the National Joint Council. The scales include NJC pay points 6 to 49. Please note NICVA is not involved in these negotiations in any way.

As NJC payscales are widely used in the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland, NICVA produces payscales using NJC payscales as the basis for these. NICVA’s salary scales are for guidance only and indicate the hours, general duties, skills and level of responsibility which is reflective of each particular scale. It is not an exhaustive or prescriptive list but is intended as guidance, not to dictate how organisations should pay their staff.

This year we have included some guidance on page 1 in the payscales on factors to consider when setting pay, as the the descriptions of types of posts attributed to the NICVA payscales should not be used in isolation but as part of an objective process to set pay within an organisation.

In setting senior pay you may find NCVO's guidance and recommendations useful in their 2014 report into this. For general information on salaries and the workforce in the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland you may wish to visit NICVA's State of the Sector web pages or review the findings of NICVA's 2014 Workforce Survey.

For HR advice and guidance you may contact NICVA's HR Manager or alternatively a HR Consultant in Sector Matters, Northern Ireland's first social enterprise providing quality business services to the voluntary and community sector and to small businesses.To advertise your vacancies go to: www.communityni.org/jobs.

by Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

[email protected]

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