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. You can find out more about HR issues on our HR hub.

National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2019

15 Mar 2019Alex Hastings HRHR

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2019.

Human Resources Training Series 2019

14 Jan 2019Training and Skills Development, HRHR, Training, Employing People

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Recruiting Staff: GDPR and Criminal Convictions

7 Dec 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HRData protection, HR

Guidance for organisations who collect criminal records data in recruiting employees or volunteers.

National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2016

10 Oct 2016Alex Hastings HRHR

The national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016 are outlined below.

State of the Sector Profiles the VCSE Workforce

30 Sep 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchResearch, State of the Sector, HR

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the size, scope and finances of the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Workforce section of the research. 

NICVA achieves membership of Employers for Disability NI

23 Aug 2016Alex Hastings HR, MembershipHR

Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Training and Advice Director at Employers for Disability NI, presents EFDNI membership certificate to NICVA.

Shared Parental Leave Policy (SPL)

16 Jun 2016Alex Hastings HRNICVA Staff Handbook, Work Life Balance, HR

NICVA understands the importance of balancing work and childcare responsibilities and this policy sets out how SPL may support a family to balance these commitments in the first year of the baby’s life. The policy contains NICVA’s procedure for SPL.

NJC Pay - two year deal agreed for 2016 - 18

3 Jun 2016Alex Hastings HRHR, Salaries, Employing People, NJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017.

NICVA & Sector Matters HR Pre Budget Update 2016

17 Feb 2016Alex Hastings HRHR

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

13 Jan 2016Alex Hastings HRHR, NJC Payscales

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