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. 

LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar 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.

HR Update Covid19 - Job Retention Scheme -'Furloughed Workers'

This article looks at the Job Retention Scheme announced by the Government, one of a range of financial support measures for employers.

HR Update Covid19 - Government support measures for employers

The Government has introduced a number of measures to support employers financially during these challenging times for organisations resulting from the spread of COVID-19. 

NICVA HR Guidance on COVID-19

This article contains signposting to sources of information regarding human resources during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical guidance on steps to take—for example, regarding absence and leave.

Coronavirus Information for Organisations

With an increase in the regions affected by coronavirus, (COVID-19) there is helpful information and guidance available online from a range organisations.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2020

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

NICVA staff and Executive Committee were delighted this year to maintain the Investors in People Gold accreditation, first awarded to NICVA in 2012 and subsequently in 2015.

Payscales 2018 - 2020

The payscales for 2018 - 2020 have been updated to reflect the changes to the NJC pay spine for 2019/20.

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Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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