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. 

Summer offer - 50% discount on room hire at NICVA

Why not book a room for your conference, event, training or meeting at NICVA this summer and make the most of our 50% discount offer? All room bookings for July and August 2016 will be half price.

New Payroll Service Launched

Our ongoing relationship with Moore Stephens in supporting the sector access the most appropriate Automatic Enrolment pension solutions has been a great success over the last two years.  

NICVA & Sector Matters HR Pre Budget Update 2016

As the financial year draws to a close it is a good opportunity to look at recent developments in employment legislation that may need to be factored into you 2016/17 staffing budget.

NJC pay claim 2016/17

For those in the voluntary and community sector following NJC payscales, a cost of living increase for 2016/17 has not yet been agreed.

Preparing for the National Living Wage in April 2016

As part of HR and financial planning for 2016, this article from NICVA and Sector Matters HR looks at the introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2016.

Planning for reduced funding/income in 2016? Sector Matters and NICVA HR on possible alternatives to redundancy

If you are planning for a potential reduction in funding/income, this article might assist you in considering the alternatives to redundancy which is an important stage of the planning and consultative process.

Sector Matters Supports Charity Trustees

Over the past 8 years Sector Matter’s, NICVA’s social enterprise business, has worked with Trustees helping them meet their duties and responsibilities.

Project Funding running out March 2016? - top 5 redundancy planning questions from Sector Matters and NICVA HR

As we approach the end of October, suddenly 2016 seems just around the corner. If like many organisations you have funding coming to an end on 31st March 2016, now is the time to start thinking about how you will manage potential redundancies.

NICVA staff celebrate swooping the Investors in People Gold Award for the second time!

NICVA staff and Executive Committee are delighted once again to receive the Investors in People Gold Award in September 2015 having first achieved the Gold Standard in July 2012.

National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2015

The national minimum wage increased on 1 October 2015.'s picture

Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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