The HR advice service is available to all voluntary and community sector organisations on a range of HR topics.

We provide HR advice and guidance on a range of topics to help voluntary and community organisations deal with HR matters effectively. 

We also provide examples of HR policies through publishing our staff handbook.  

Please be aware that these policies have been scrutinised and approved by the NICVA Executive Committee for use as NICVA policies alone, ie they are not intended for use in other organisations. We strongly advise that before implementing any HR policy in an organisation it should be agreed by a board or management committee and that the full implications of the policy are considered.   


NICVA Payscales 2016 - 2018

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. 

PA to Chief Executive, PA'21

NICVA is recruiting a PA to our Chief Executive. This is an excellent opportunity to join the team at NICVA in a pivotal and varied role at the heart of the organisation.

Shared Island Project Director vacancy

The Wheel is recruiting for a Project Director to lead an exciting new project, a joint initiative of The Wheel and NICVA, to promote all island collaboration between community and voluntary organisations and communities.

LRA publishes Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination and the Workplace

This week the LRA (Labour Relations Agency) published its new guide to support employees and employers with managing vaccination issues in the workplace.

Developing our approaches to blended working

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.

Job Start scheme - a guide for employers

JobStart is a new employer incentive scheme from the Department for Communities that will help young people at risk of long term unemployment to get into the job market by providing government funding for employers to create job opportunities.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2021

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2021.

QUB Students available for internship or placement opportunities

Level 3 QUB politics students are keen to gain first hand experience in the voluntary and community sector. Would your organisation be interested in hosting some of them in January 2021? 

Payscales for 2020/21

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay agreement has been confirmed, with a cost of living increase of 2.75% from 01 April 2020.

HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  

Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Essential HR for Trustees
3 Nov 2021 -
16:00 to 17:00
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Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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