This section is for people who are responsible for HR in an organisation. It includes some template policies that you can adapt for your own organisation, guides on pensions auto enrolment and contracts of employment under the heading 'Useful Information', and the final section contains some links to useful external resources.


The documents below are template policies and other documents you may want to use in your organisation. Sections in red are sections that you will need to amend. If you have any questions about them and how to use them, please contact us.

Template JD and Person Specification

Template annual leave policy

Template flexi time policy

Template sickness policy

Template family friendly policy

Template disciplinary policy and procedure

Template grievance policy and procedure

Template whistleblowing policy

Useful Information

THCVS article on pension auto enrolment

What to include in a contract of employment

External Links

Government guides to employing people provide a really clear overview of the legal issues to consider when employing staff.

The You and Your Team section of KnowHow NonProfit is an accessible and easily navigable first port of call.

VolResource’s People section is packed with useful information and has a huge range of links to other support organisations, guides and resources.

NCVO’s Workforce page contains a collection of guides and courses; not everything there is free but NCVO members can get a 30% discount on training and publications.

HM Revenue and Customs Resources for Employers helps you understand tax and National Insurance.

The widely-used NJC payscales can help you set levels of pay .

ACAS have a wealth of useful information as well as running an advice line. The tools and resources section of their website is a good place to start.

Working Families - Support, advice and guidance for working families and for organisations

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Equalities and rights guidance for organisations and workers

WorkSMART - Comprehensive guide to workers' rights and staff development