The following information is taken from the Charity Commission website and provides detailed information about how to manage staff and volunteers. This covers recruitment of staff and volunteers, payment of expenses, pension rules along with Equality Act guidance for charities and how to safeguard vulnerable groups including children. You can also sign up to receive email updates regarding any changed to content as the guidance is reviewed.
Home-Start Camden offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the London Borough of Camden. In 2014 they approached VAC for advice on how to deal with redundancy.
Rolling over from VAC’s successful Target HR project, we have put together a list of website links to some of the free HR/Employment Law support available on the internet as well more detailed information about how to deal with common HR / employment issues. Links to FREE Online Resources ACAS ACAS Helpline: […]
VAC offers occasional workshops on employment and HR. Employment and HR advice We can provide free employment and human resources advice to local civil society organisations. If you need advice please visit the employment and HR support pages for further details.
South Hampstead and Kilburn Partnership (SHAK) supplies adult education services to local residents in the Kilburn ward. Its mission is to increase local community confidence and support community members in reaching their full potential. SHAK have a longstanding relationship with VAC, in particular the use of our Employment and HR advice service. Jane Lee (then Director) of SHAK tells us a little bit about why she found this to be a helpful service.
A certain amount of sickness absence is to be expected so we recommend that all organisations have, as a minimum, clear procedures for reporting and recording of absence, and are clear about employee entitlement to payments during sick leave. General: We also recommend organisations have a Management of Sickness Absence Policy outlining the procedure that […]
Redundancy occurs when an employer needs fewer, or no, employees to carry out a certain type of work. This is most likely to happen because of a lack of funds. You may also decide to change the type of work you do. General: Redundancy is potentially a fair reason to dismiss an employee, but […]
We recommend that your disciplinary policy / procedure contains clear guidance so that it can be used as a practical tool if you have to implement it, but at the same time avoids being too prescriptive. General If you need more guidance when implementing your procedure you can phone ACAS for free advice:08457 474747 We recommend […]
Doorstep Homeless Families Project provides access to vital services for Homeless families living in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Camden. Faced with severe funding cuts in 2011, Vicki Fox, director of Doorstep, approached VAC for support to develop a 5 year strategic business plan to help steer the organisation through uncertain waters.