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.
Employment & Human Resources & Toolkits
On the following pages we have compiled some useful resources about common Employment and Human Resources issues facing the voluntary and community sector. This ranges from how to manage staff and volunteers, to factsheets and guides on common employment / HR issues like redundancy, disciplinary and sickness absence, and signposting to other organisations that can offer advice on employment and HR queries, for example ACAS, LawWorks and the Health & Safety Executive.
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 supports community groups in a number of ways. Below we have listed many of the areas we can help you with – whether you are just starting out or are already setup and need some advice on organisational development. If you can’t see what you need listed here, don’t worry, we can probably still […]
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 […]