NJC Payscales

NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) is the lead representative and membership body for charities, voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland. We provide information on HR and regularly monitor and report on the latest developments with NJC payscales.

For organisations using NJC payscales, please see the 2018 - 2020 version here.

Our latest articles on NJC Payscales:

NJC Payscales - trade union members vote for industrial action

3 Jul 2014Alex Hastings HR, MembershipNJC Payscales

With no agreement in the current pay dispute between the employers' and trade union sides of the NJC (National Joint Council), over 1.2 million local government employees in NI, England and Wales will go on strike on 10 July 2014.

NJC payscales – trade unions reject 1% increase

16 Jun 2014Alex Hastings NJC Payscales

Trade unions are balloting members on industrial action having rejected the 1% pay increase offered in March 2014 by the employers’ side of the NJC (National Joint Council)

NJC payscales – trade unions consult members on employer’s side pay offer

4 Apr 2014Alex Hastings HREmploying People, NJC Payscales, Members

On 20 March 2014, the employer’s side of the National Joint Council announced their pay offer from 1 April 2014.

NJC Payscales - 2013

15 Oct 2013Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales, Salaries

NJC scales are local government pay scales, which are extensively used in the voluntary sector. They are a result of negotiations between trade unions and Local Government Employers.

NJC Payscales – Agreement now reached for 2013

8 Aug 2013Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales, Employing People

Agreement has now been reached on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2013.


1 Jun 2013Alex Hastings HRSalaries, Pensions, NJC Payscales, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA's policy in relation to salaries and pensions.