HR

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.   

Updates

Vacancy - Chief Executive

NICVA is seeking to appoint to this role following the announcement of the retirement of our current Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey.  

NICVA scoops IiP Gold Award for the 4th time!

NICVA Staff and Executive Committee are once again delighted to have retained Investors in People Gold for the fourth time.  NICVA was first recognised as Investors in People in 2005 and has held Gold-level accreditation since 2012.

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. 

Vacancy - Chief Executive

NICVA is seeking to appoint to this role following the announcement of the retirement of our current Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey.  

NICVA scoops IiP Gold Award for the 4th time!

NICVA Staff and Executive Committee are once again delighted to have retained Investors in People Gold for the fourth time.  NICVA was first recognised as Investors in People in 2005 and has held Gold-level accreditation since 2012.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2022

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2022.

NJC Payscales for 2021/22

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay agreement has been confirmed, with a cost of living increase of 1.75% from 01 April 2021.

Health And Social Care Levy Update

Have you budgeted for the increase to National Insurance contributions which will take effect from 6 April 2022?

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? 

alex.hastings@nicva.org's picture

Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

> Share your support