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

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. 

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.

Fundraising Advice Officer Vacancy (FAO'21)

NICVA is recruiting a Fundraising Advice Officer in our Organisational Development team to provide high quality specialist fundraising advice to voluntary and community organisations.

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.

LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar: recording and resources

On 27 May The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) delivered their first online webinar as part of NICVA's webinar series.

Do you employ overseas staff? The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking your views on new work visa rules for NI

The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking employers' views on the new 'Shortage Occupation List' of skills shortage areas which will be used to help determine which overseas citizens are granted visas to work in Northern Ireland.

Wellbeing of staff and volunteers

The wellbeing of staff and volunteers is something that needs our attention more than ever, during this time of uncertainty and challenge. We want to promote and support the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers and here are some links to help you.

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Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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