General Employment Issues

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. This section offers guidance on the most common employment related issues.

Data Protection Policy

26 Jul 2018Bob Harper HR, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)General Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook, Data protection

This article outlines NICVA’s approach to data protection. It sets out how we protect personal data that we process.

Providing Staff with References

17 Jun 2014Alex Hastings HREmploying People, General Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA's policy with regards to providing employees with a reference.

Charity Pay In Northern Ireland FAQ

21 May 2014Elizabeth Hendron HRSalaries, Employing People, General Employment Issues

Information on salary levels in the community, voluntary and charity sector.

Giro d'Italia - Belfast road closures

28 Apr 2014Alex Hastings General Employment Issues

Belfast is hosting the Giro d’Italia and for organisations based in and around Belfast it is worth keeping up to date with planned road closures on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 May 2014.

Environmental Waste Policy

10 Dec 2013Alex Hastings HRGeneral Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to environmental waste and recycling.

General Employment Issues

17 Jun 2013Alex Hastings HRGeneral Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to general employment issues including confidentiality, personnel records, trade union membership and new technology.

Sector Matters - Redundancy and ‘Winding up’ advice

30 Mar 2012Sector MattersRedundancy, General Employment Issues

In the current climate organisations may be in the unfortunate position of having to make staff redundant or even go so far as closing down the organisation itself, known as ‘winding-up’.  Sector Matters has drafted some overview advice for th

Computer Policy

9 Apr 2008Alex Hastings HRGeneral Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to computer, IT and email usage.

Acceptable Use of NICVA's ICT Facilities

9 Apr 2008Alex Hastings HRGeneral Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to the use of the ICT facilities, email, internet and online security.

Acceptable use of NICVA's Laptop / Mobile Devices

9 Apr 2008Alex Hastings HRGeneral Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to laptop and mobile device usage for employees.