Other people who can help with Information on being an employer

Advising Communities

Address: Advising London, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR

Telephone: 020 3752 5527

Website: http://advisingcommunities.org.uk/

Email: advisingcommunities@advising.london

Services provided:
Health and Safety InformationHelp with developing policies and sample policiesInformation about monitoring and evaluationInformation and training about safeguardingInformation on being an employerInformation on charities and charity lawInformation on legal structuresInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation on managing moneyInformation on setting up a companyQuality Assurance System providersTraining for community groups

Notes:

Subscription website which provides information sheets for community groups on a wide range of issues. Also provide consultancy to community organisations, including one-to-one support on becoming a company or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and run a Quality Assurance scheme.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service – ACAS

Telephone: 08457 474747 (helpline)

Website: www.acas.org.uk

Use the contact form on their website

Services provided:
Advice about equality and diversityHelp with developing policies and sample policiesInformation on being an employer

Notes:
Have a section on their website that covers all areas of Equality.
Provide information about the responsibilities involved in being an employer. Run a helpline for employers and employees about employment rights and rules.

Business Link – now Gov.uk

Website: www.gov.uk

Services provided:
Information on setting up a companyInformation for social enterprises and co-operativesInformation on being an employer

Notes:
The gov.uk website has lots of useful information on setting up a social enterprise, information on what to do when employing staff for the first time, and general information about your rights and responsibilities as an employer.

Community Impact Bucks

Website: http://www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk/pages/resources-guides.html

Services provided:
Fundraising ideas and information, Information about Gift Aid, Information on being an employer, Information on legal structures, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on running a group

DIY Committee Guide

Website: http://www.diycommitteeguide.org/

Services provided:
Information on being an employerInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation on running a group

Notes:
Useful online information on the role of the management committee, and other topics related to the community and voluntary sector.

Government business support helpline

Telephone: 0300 456 3565

Website: https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline

Services provided:
Information on being an employerInformation on legal structuresInformation on producing financial and business plansInformation on setting up a companyTax and insurance training

Notes:
Phone advice about starting and running a business

Health and Safety Executive

Website: http://ww.hse.gov.uk

Services provided:
Health and Safety InformationHelp with developing policies and sample policiesInformation on being an employerInformation on legal issuesInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation about managing volunteersRisk Assessment (Financial and Organisational)Risk Assessment (Health and Safety / Fire)

Notes:
Produce a 5 step guide to risk assessment, available online. Also publish a range of health and safety publications, including a guide to drawing up a Safety Policy and Accident Report forms.

HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs)

Charities Helpline: 0300 123 1073.

Employer helpline: 0300 200 3200

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

Services provided:
Accounts, book keeping and payrollFundraising ideas and informationInformation about Gift AidInformation about payroll givingInformation on being an employerInformation on legal issuesInformation on setting up a company

Notes:
Useful direct links:
Registering as a new business or employer
Employment status tool to help decide if someone is employed or self employed
Charity recognition
Payroll giving
Data protection
Claim gift aid

LawWorks

Address: LawWorks, National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JF

Telephone: 020 7092 3940

lawworks.org.uk

lcg@lawworks.org.uk

Services provided:
Information on being an employerInformation on legal issuesLegal advice

Notes:
LawWorks for Community Groups offers free legal advice and guidance to small charities, not-for-profit, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in England and Wales. To apply use the online form on their website.

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)

Telephone: 020 7278 1041

Website: http://www.ncvys.org.uk/

Email: mail@ncvys.org.uk

Services provided:
Advice about DBS checkingInformation and training about safeguardingInformation on being an employerInformation on legal issuesInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation on running childrens groups

Notes:
Have a DBS guide to help groups understand when it is appropriate to DBS check staff and volunteers.

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Address: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL,

Telephone: 020 7713 6161

Website: http://www.ncvo.org.ukncvo@ncvo.org.uk

Email: ncvo@ncvo.org.uk

Services provided:
Fundraising ideas and informationInformation about community sharesInformation about managing volunteersInformation on being an employerInformation on charities and charity lawInformation on insuranceInformation on legal issuesInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation on producing financial and business plansInformation on running a group

Notes:
NCVO have a wide range of information on all aspects of running a community and voluntary group. They publish guidance on trustee liability and on insurance for volunteers and organisations, You can also ask questions about working in the community and voluntary sector. For example, how to recruit trustees, queries about employment legislation, or where to get a financial advisor.
NCVO’s Workforce Project aims to share best practice on employment in the voluntary sector.

Sandy Adirondack

Address: 39 Gabriel House, 10 Odessa Street, London, SE16 7HQ

Telephone: 020 7232 0726

Website:http://www.sandy-a.co.uk/

Email: sandy@sandy-a.co.uk

Services provided:
Information on being an employerInformation on legal issues

Notes:
Sandy Adirondack provides Training and consultancy on governance and law for the voluntary sector. She offers email updates on a wide range of legal issues for the community and voluntary sector including employment law and charity law.

Trade Union Congress

Address: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

Telephone: 020 7636 4030

Website: www.tuc.org.uk

Email: info@tuc.org.uk

Services provided:
Advice about equality and diversityInformation on being an employer

Notes:
The TUC have published a guide to employment rights in 17 different languages at https://www.tuc.org.uk/workingintheUK

UNISON

Website: http://www.unison.org.uk

Services provided:
Fire ProtectionHealth and Safety InformationInformation on being an employerRisk Assessment (Health and Safety / Fire)

Notes:
UNISON Health and Safety Zone provides information on many aspects of health and safety.

Voluntary Arts Network

Website: https://www.voluntaryarts.org/briefings

Services provided:
Fundraising ideas and informationInformation about community sharesInformation about Gift AidInformation about social mediaInformation and advice about accessibilityInformation and training about safeguardingInformation on being an employerInformation on funding sourcesInformation on insuranceInformation on legal issuesInformation on legal structuresInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groupsInformation on managing moneyInformation on producing financial and business plansInformation on producing publicity for groupsInformation on running a groupSupport for artists and arts organisations

Notes:
They have a useful set of briefings with information on various aspects of running a community group, particularly tailored for those involved in arts and crafts. The briefings are organised under five headings – Getting Started, Get Funded, Publicity & Promotion, Best Practice and Roles & Responsibilities.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Address: Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5FH

Telephone: 0800 2888 329

Website: www.wcva.org.uk

Email: help@wcva.org.uk

Services provided:
Help with developing policies and sample policiesInformation about managing volunteersInformation on being an employerInformation on managing community and voluntary sector groups

Notes:
Website has a comprehensive set of information sheets with guidance on running a voluntary sector organisation. They also publish a set of information sheets on employing staff.

With thanks to the

© Lewisham Local 2020 served by freshSPRING Lewisham Local is hosted by Rushey Green Time Bank. Charity number 1101616 | Company Number 4681564
Translate ยป
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.
We do not share your personal details with anyone.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?

Skip to content