Managing People & Safety

Groups and organisations that employ staff need to be mindful of the legal obligations that they have as employers. As part of our core Sector Development support we are funded to provide some initial training, guidance and support to voluntary sector groups and organisations in Glasgow.  Through the People & Safety Services Team we can also provide news and advice on health and safety matters. 

 

Training for Supporting Staff

We recommend our training  as a good place to start and run regular sessions designed to cover the core topics that anyone managing staff should be aware of.  If your group or organisation is considering hiring staff for the first time, it is essential to be prepared.  We recommend our Hiring for the First Time session.  For any organisation with staff, it is important that trustees understand their responsibilities towards staff.  Our Boards as Employers session covers working practices, contracts and the core requirements.   There is also always an opportunity to ask key questions of our GCVS People and Safety Services Manager Natasha Gordon.  Check out our specific free managing staff sessions here or our wider  Sector Development programme and who can attend our sessions.

“When managing at a distance I learnt it is better to ask, provide a checklist, provide equipment and be specific than hope everything is okay.”

“Do you know your employee is alive? I know now it is the employer responsibility for ensuring the work environment is safe even for Work From Home

One to One Support - HR Surgeries

  • Do you have a more specific staffing issue or question?
  • Are you a community group or organisation based in Glasgow?

Targeted surgery support is intended for organisations that need support beyond the scope of training sessions. HR surgery appointments are one to one discussions with Natasha Gordon, our People & Safety Services Manager.  These 45 minute appointments can be over Zoom or telephone.  Dates are available every month.  To book a HR surgery or if you just have a question, email us at  natasha.gordon@gcvs.org.uk

Health and Safety

Following the launch of their new National Lottery Community Fund funded Health & Safety subscription service, the People and Safety Services Team are introducing a new free fortnightly Health & Safety Update to provide the latest information to third sector organisations across Scotland.  Their updates will provide you with the most up to date COVID and lockdown details, news and advice on health and safety matters and the free upcoming training course schedule.

Sign up here and please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

For Health & Safety support, contact:-

 

Health & Safety Service Advisor cam.pollock@gcvs.org.uk

People & Safety Services Manager natasha.gordon@gcvs.org.uk

Details of the People and Safety Services subscription services can be found here.

Contact us

Tel: 0141 332 2444

Email:
sectordev@gcvs.org.uk

Twitter:
@Sallie_GCVSCLD

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