HR Service

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Our HR Service has been supporting third sector organisations for over 20 years with expert advice, ensuring compliance with employment law whilst supporting best practice.

Voluntary organisations may not find an internal HR specialist to be affordable, this service is designed to provide professional and reliable cost effective external HR support.

GCVS can support organisations with all HR, Employment Law and Best Practice with subscription to the HR Service, access to the HR Consultancy Service and an HR Training programme covering a wide range of topics which can also be delivered on a bespoke basis.


Additional HR consultancy services include Job Evaluations, Policy Review and Restructure Support, download our flyer for further information and costs.
HR Service Consultancy Flyer

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HR Service

The HR Service provides information, advice and support on all aspects of the employment relationship. All template documents, policies and letters are available online for members to download via a SUBSCRIBER ONLY AREA.

The service is specifically supportive to organisations in the voluntary and not for profit sector and we have many years’ experience of working within the third sector.


Benefits of subscribing to the service include:

  • Unlimited HR advice and support via telephone and email
  • One half day free HR consultancy
  • Online access to template style letters, policies, guidance etc via a secure login
  • Monthly bulletins with employment law, HR and Health & Safety Information and updates
  • Regular emails if/when any urgent matters arise, particularly during COVID-19
  • Preferential rates for Employment Law Solicitor support
  • Preferential rates for Occupational Health support through Integral OH For more information:  OH Direct Brochure
  • NEW For 2022: Preferential rates for Employee Counseling support through Healing for the Heart: Healing for the Heart Brochure
  • Subscription is based on the number of paid staff within an organisation and starts from £410+vat.

2022/23 Subscription Rates
1 to 5 staff = £410+vat
6 to 10 staff = £618+vat
11 to 20 staff = £872+vat
21 to 30 staff = £1,000+vat
31 to 40 staff = £1,200+vat
41 to 50 staff = £1,350+vat
51+ staff = £15 per additional staff member

HR Service Level Agreement

HR Resources (Password protected)

Health & Safety Service

Please visit our dedicated Health & Safety Service section

HR Consultancy

For HR Service members, a half day of consultancy per year is included in the subscription. Whether you are a member of the HR Service or not, if you require support with a project longer, we can help:

  • Staff handbook reviews
  • Policies and procedures review
  • Restructures
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Job evaluations
  • Redundancies including consultation support
  • Charges are based on a daily (£400+vat) or hourly (£65) rate


Download our flyer for further information and costs.

HR Training

We have a scheduled programme of training which includes a variety of sessions to develop professional knowledge and understanding for those with line management responsibilities.

We can also provide bespoke training sessions.  Our team can provide training, briefings and workshops that can be tailored to suit your needs. All training sessions are suitable for up to 20 people.

  • Absence & Attendance Basics of Employment
  • Communication Tools Contracts of Employment
  • Difficult Conversations Dignity at Work
  • Discipline & Grievance Display Screen Equipment
  • Employee Engagement Equality & Diversity
  • Fire Safety Flexible Working inc TOIL & Flexi-Time
  • GDPR (Data Protection) Homeworking
  • Induction, Perf Management & Appraisal Interview Skills
  • Loneworking Moving & Handling
  • Occupational Driving Office Health & Safety
  • Parental Rights & Leave Recruitment & Selection
  • Restructure & Redundancy Risk Assessments
  • Slips, Trips & Falls Stress Management
  • Working at Height

About the Team

GCVS have been providing operational support to voluntary sector employers for over 20 years.

All members of the HR Service team are HR professionals and members of CIPD, we regularly update our knowledge with new training and research into any changes to employment law and best practice.

Our service manager, Natasha, is an Employment Law Paralegal and can provide reliable employment law advice which is indemnified. In the event that the services of an employment law solicitor is required, we have strong working relationships with solicitors who provide preferential rates to subscribers of the HR Service.

Poorva Deshpande, HR Service Advisor, joined the team in November 2021 and supports third sector organisations throughout Scotland with HR, employment law advice and information to achieve best practice standards.

The service also benefits with part time administration support.


Q. How reliable in the advice?

All members of the HR Service team are HR professionals, members of CIPD. We have been supporting HR advice to voluntary sector employers for over 20 years. We regularly update our knowledge and training with research into any changes to employment law and best practice.

Q. What if we need an employment law solicitor?

Natasha is an Employment Law Paralegal and can provide reliable employment law advice which is indemnified. We also have strong working relationships with employment law solicitors who provide preferential rates to members of the HR Service.

Q. How much does it cost to subscribe?

Provision of the HR Service is based on the number of paid staff within the organisation.

Q. How do we subscribe to the HR Service?

Simply contact Natasha for a quote and complete the Subscription Form. As soon as the subscription form has been received, everyone in the organisation with line management responsibilities can benefit from the service.

Q. Do we need to join the HR Service to get consultancy or training?

No. Consultancy and training are available as stand-alone services. Remember, you get a half day of consultancy included with membership. If you just need a small bit of consultancy it may be more cost effective to subscribe to the HR Service and have unlimited access to expert advice and support.

Q. How can we find out more?

Call and speak to Natasha Gordon, HR Service Manager on 0141 354 6515 or email Natasha at

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