Running a charity or voluntary sector organisation is much like running a business. Having charitable aims and objectives doesn’t mean that the organisation isn’t subject to the same regulations and laws. This is especially true when it comes to employing staff. Whether you have paid staff, volunteers, or a mixture of both, there are potential risks for your organisation and you need to be sure that you have access to professional support to help you to get it right.
Providing HR support for charities
Our aim in providing HR support for charities and voluntary sector organisations is to provide support and guidance and to play a key part in helping your organisation to stay safe and legal when it comes to having staff and volunteers.
What HR help is available?
We support you by covering the basics to ensure that all your employees and workers are on the correct contracts of employment to reflect their circumstances. This also means making sure that you have up to date and relevant policies and procedures in place to protect you as an organisation, your workers, your volunteers and the people you help and support. We help you with:
- Contracts of employment;
- Advice and assistance to help you manage volunteers effectively;
- Up to date policies and procedures to protect you and your workers;
- Support with recruiting the right people to work for you;
- Help with managing sickness absences;
- Training you, your Managers and your Trustees on employment law so everyone understands their obligations;
- And much more!
HR support for charities also involves understanding your aims and objectives so we can work with you to have the right people doing the right things to support your objectives.
Here’s what one of our charity clients has to say about working with us:
“I joined New Ark in September 2011 and at the time we were fortunate to have a committee member that was a HR manager in their profession. When that person decided to leave the committee in January 2012 we were faced with a number of issues and were concerned with getting things right in compliance with employment law.
Sarah Fletcher from PCVS referred me to Keeping HR Simple and within a matter of days we met Katherine and Jason and were back on track and we also learned a lot in the process. Katherine and Jason even attended our staff meeting to introduce themselves to our employees and support the managers and committee.
Since then New Ark always have comfort in knowing that at the end of the phone we have a friendly professional company with knowledge of the latest employment law and in a changing world, charities cannot afford to put themselves in vulnerable positions..”
Charlotte Griggs, Operations Manager, New Ark Adventure Playground.
HR help for charities – get in touch
We don’t charge for an initial discussion or visit so if you’re a charity or voluntary organisation and you’d like to talk to us in confidence for HR help about anything to do with your employees and volunteers, get in touch with us today.