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.

Coronavirus Information for Organisations

4 Mar 2020Alex Hastings HRHR

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

4 Mar 2020Alex Hastings HRHR

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

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

23 Oct 2019Heather Wilson HRHR

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

30 Apr 2019HRHR, NJC Payscales, payscales

[Update: check payscales for 2020/2021 here ] The payscales for 2018 - 2020 have been updated to reflect the changes to the NJC pay spine for 2019/20.

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.