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.

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.

Launch of 2014 Workforce Survey Top Line Findings

16 Dec 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Salaries, Salary Survey, Employing People, HR

The 2014 Workforce Survey is NICVA's fifth such study in the series. The study explores salaries, recruitment, pensions, benefits and retention in the voluntary and community sector workforce. 

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

13 Nov 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

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

30 Oct 2015HRHR

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

27 Oct 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

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.

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

18 Feb 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

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

18 Feb 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

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