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. 

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.

Sector Matters and NICVA HR cycle the Tour De Foyle 2015

Sector Matters HR Consultant Louise Foster and NICVA HR Manager Alex McGimpsey were delighted to take part in the Tour De Foyle 2015 charity cycling event on Saturday 29th August.

Automatic Enrolment Compliance and Enforcement

Key Points from The Pension Regulator’s Automatic Enrolment Compliance and Enforcement quarterly bulletin: 1 January – 31 March 2015.

Volunteering at NICVA

For Volunteers Week we asked NICVA volunteer, Niall Quigley to share his experience and motivations for volunteering with our Centre for Economic Empowerment project.

What you need to know about the Work and Families (NI) Act 2015

The Work and Families (NI) Act deals with voluntary sharing of leave and pay after the birth or adoption of a child as well as extending the right to request flexible working to all.

New rates for 2015/16 statutory payments

New rates for statutory payments such as maternity, paternity, adoption and sickness have been announced for use from 6 April 2015.


Essential HR for Trustees
3 Nov 2021 -
16:00 to 17:00
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Alex Hastings

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