HR and Legal Services


People, HR and employment section of their website contains practical information and resources to support voluntary and community organisations to become better employers.

EWB’s HR section of our resource library contains model documents, advice and information.

Organisations that can help with your HR Queries

Acas works with employers to help solve problems and improve performance, and provides Information, independent advice and training.

Business Link
A Government website with useful information on employing people

CEDR mediation scheme
A mediation scheme for voluntary and community organisations experiencing workplace disputes, run by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Professional body for those involved in HR and personnel

The Cranfield Trust
Provides free consultancy projects to UK charities involved in addressing issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. Also runs a specialist internet-based human resources advice service for all UK charities

Councils for Voluntary Service: NAVCA
Many CVS’s offer help, sample policies and employment advice – visit the NAVCA website to fiind your local CVS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) 
Advice on existing and new employment law

Equality and Diversity Forum
Network of national organisations committed to progress on equality and diversity.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Information and advice about racial, gender or disability equality.

Equality Direct
An England-wide advice service for businesses, offering telephone advice about equality issues.
Telephone: 0845 600 3444

Health and Safety Executive
Information for employers about complying with the law

Provide free and paid-for employment law advice for employers.

A specialist internet-based human resources advice service to all charities – email

HR Services Partnership
Partners with NCVO, providing specialist HR Support to the voluntary and community sector

HR advice for London-based organisations

People Bulletin
is a useful source of HR news and information, and you can access it for free.

Trades Unions
Model policies, guidelines, legal advice and other sources of help – visit the Trade Union Congress as a starting point.

Website and newsletter giving practical management information

Working Families
Charity campaigning for and promoting family-friendly working practices

Volunteers - HR

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire provides information, advice and guidance about voluntary opportunities in Newbury and across West Berkshire. In addition to our role as a volunteer recruitment agency for local organisations who need volunteer help, they  also undertake direct services for the elderly and infirm.

committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Our work links policy, research, innovation, good practice and programme management in the involvement of volunteers. Volunteering England’s Information Service produces a range of information sheets which you can access in PDF format.

Legal Services

LawWorks is a charity which aims to provide free legal help to individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and who are unable to access legal aid. 

In the last year (2012) LawWorks helped provide free legal advice to over 40,000 people and around 350 voluntary sector organisations

Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) is the national UK charity founded in 1992 that helps people use the law to protect and improve their local environment and quality of life. Through our network of specialist lawyers and consultants across the UK, we provide free guidance and continuing support to those in need of assistance.

Charles Lucas & Marshall solicitors act for a number of high profile charity clients and offer a full range of legal services to all types of charities.

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