People are the central resource for any third sector organisation whether they are employees, volunteers or service providers. With the huge range of employment law, health and safety requirements and confidentiality requirements, it can often be a complex field for organisations to deal with.

Staff

Volunteers

  • For more information see
  • Gov.uk
  • A government website with a wide variety of advice notes on aspects of employment law including contracts; dismissal; health and safety; pensions; recruitment and benefits.  There is no tailored individual advice line.
  • Adviceguide
  • Scottish specific advice on employee’s rights at work.  This is generally written for employees rather than employers but is a useful resource.
  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
  • ACAS provides online advice for many areas of employment law as well as a conciliation service.  They also provide an automated advice service which can provide more tailored advice for your enquiry.
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body.  While membership based, they provide good online HR resources including a number of standard HR policies.
  • Health and Safety Executive in Scotland
  • The Health and Safety Executive in Scotland and the related HSE UK website provide a number of advice notes on good, legal practice in ensuring employees’ health and safety.  They provide style risk assessments for a variety of work places.
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland
  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland provides legal updates, advice and the standard Codes of Practice for equal pay, employment and services, as well as technical guidance on how they are applied.
  • Information Commissioner
  • The Information Commissioner provides good information and style codes for businesses and how they protect their employees’ privacy.