Tools & Resources

Human Resources

Information on employment matters for the voluntary & community sector.

3VA Video: How to recognise the signs of poor mental health and raise concerns

This informational video is designed for volunteers supporting their local community during the coronavirus pandemic to help them recognise the signs of poor mental health and to confidently raise concerns.

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Joining a union

UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions with 1.3 million members – more than 60,000 of whom work in the community and voluntary sector. UNISON represents community service group member employees from charities and other voluntary sector organisations, not-for-profit organisations and grant-aided projects.

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HR and Employment Law

Information and guidance from NCVO on recruiting and retaining staff, and managing performance. Includes advice on employment law and templates for relevant policies and procedures.

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Free impartial advice for employers and employees

Acas provides free, impartial advice to employers and employees on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

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Supporting staff mental health in the voluntary sector

When you’re focused on your charity’s mission, there’s a risk that staff well being can slip down the list of priorities. Check out this toolkit from Mental Health at Work to help you support yourselves and your colleagues.

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