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.
Acas works with employers to help solve problems and improve performance, and provides Information, independent advice and training.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR Services Partnership
Partners with NCVO, providing specialist HR Support to the voluntary and community sector
HR advice for London-based organisations
is a useful source of HR news and information, and you can access it for free.
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
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.
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.