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 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. 

Receptionist (R'23)

This is an excellent opportunity to join NICVA's administration team in the role of part time Receptionist.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30 January 2023.

Work Well Live Well in NICVA

Last year NICVA partnered with NI Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) and The Public Health Agency (PHA) to be part of the Work Well Live Well Programme. This short article tells of our journey and some of the ideas we have for next year.

NJC Payscales for 2022/23

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay agreement has been confirmed for 2022/23.  The pay offer was for a flat rate payment of £1,925 on each scale point with effect from 1 April 2022.

NJC 2022 - 2023 PAY UPDATE

The 2022 pay award has been agreed with trade unions.

Northern Ireland Energy Bill Relief Scheme for non-domestic customers

The UK Government has published details on how the energy support scheme which will help charities in Northern Ireland this winter.  Discounts will be applied between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 23.

Approved Mileage Allowance Scheme

With the spiralling cost of fuel NICVA have been approached by several charities about the implications of increasing the mileage allowance paid to staff and volunteers. 

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?

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Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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