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Charities HR and Health & Safety Services

Charities depend on their staff and volunteers (plus the general public) to help make a difference in the world and help those in need. It’s important to look after your HR, Health & Safety and Online Training needs to allow your charity to achieve its goals! That’s where we can help; whether you need a full HR and/or Health & Safety service or just ad-hoc support.

What our Charities say about us 👇

Wurkplace have been true to their word from day one and always go that extra mile. Managing and Recruiting volunteers can be challenging, with the help of Wurkplace this is now under control thanks to their great team.

Tom Evans, MD

Thanks Wurkplace for going above and beyond, Staff & Volunteer training had been overlooked, but thanks to the Audit carried out by Wurkplace in particular Sarah. She has now put in a training matrix and along with their software, we will not let training slip again. Thanks, Wurkplace.

Emma Morris, DM

Our amazing team of HR and Health & Safety experts have been working with charities for years – helping charities to manage and train their staff & volunteers, ensuring they’re prepared for the important work ahead of them. We also help charities keep their staff and volunteers safe, providing bespoke risk assessments and training to reduce the chance of Health & Safety issues occurring.

You might be thinking, how are Wurkplace different from other outsource HR and Health & Safety providers? We are based in the UK and we don’t believe in using call centres, if you call our number you’ll be directed to one of our HR or Health & Safety experts, who can help you from day one! We also don’t use long-term contracts with our clients – leaving them in control of their HR & Health and Safety services.

Charity HR

Wurkplace delivers outsourced HR services to those in the charity sector, personalised to your unique charity, to ensure all your people-problems have a solution! Working with charities can be very rewarding for staff/volunteers, we aim to make it even more rewarding by giving them the personal support they need.

The key HR issues that affect the charity sector:

  1. Managing Volunteers – Firstly, recruiting volunteers can be challenging; finding the best people for your charity is important. After this, there can be problems when assigning volunteers to jobs, often with limited time HR can struggle to match volunteers with jobs that suit them best!

    Wurkplace can help you with the recruitment process and help find your volunteers strong points, helping them to enjoy their charity work.

  2. Ethical Issues – Charities focus on helping others, which is why sometimes HR issues can be ignored, but having compliant HR policies and procedures is essential for operating within the law.

    In the past, some charities are found to be noncompliant with employment law due to them not having anti-discrimination, bullying, data protection and disciplinary policies. Our HR consultants can create custom HR policies and procedures for your unique charity, ensuring compliance with employment law!

  3. Staff & Volunteer Training – Often in charity work, training can be overlooked, but it is an essential part to keep charities open and operating. HR training can be beneficial for all charity workers and volunteers whether it’s for your office workers or fundraising staff/volunteers – Helping them perform their job role and manage stress levels. We offer an amazing range of HR training that can be personalised to your charity, allowing your personnel to get the most out of the courses.

Wurkplace HR consultants can help Charities with:

  • Charity HR Audit – We can conduct initial and annual audits of your charities HR policies & procedures, giving an action plan with our professional recommendations. Getting to know your charity and keeping it compliant with HR regulations.

  • Custom Staff Contracts & Handbooks – Our consultants can make bespoke contracts & handbooks for your staff/volunteers, ensuring they know their terms of employment and all the necessary HR policies!

  • Charity Employment Law Support – We have a team well versed in employment law issues in the charity sector. We can support you with disciplinary matters, grievances, tribunals, redundancies and more.

  • Online HR Software System – Our consultants can help implement an online HR system which automates and centralises all your charity HR admin work like payroll! It stores all your HR documents in one place, tracks employee performance & attendance and follows & compares job applicants (making recruitment easy).

  • HR Training for Charities – We offer a wide range of HR training courses that can inform your staff/volunteers on HR policies & procedures and help them develop into management roles.

  • Legal Insurance (optional) – As an optional extra, we can help by providing you with legal insurance to protect you from legal fees (up to £100,000).

  • Monthly Updates – Our consultants can give you monthly HR updates, with any changes that may affect the charity sector.

Do you need help with HR or Health and Safety in Your charity?

Charity Health and Safety

At Wurkplace we also offer outsourced Health and Safety services to organisations in the charity sector, making sure all our solutions are customised to your specific charity needs! Keeping staff, volunteers and members of the public safe should be a priority for charities because they’re what keeps them open.

The key Health and Safety issues that affect the Charity sector:

  1. Personal Safety – Keeping staff and volunteers safe while they’re working off-site (and potentially alone) can be challenging for charities. Employers have a duty to identify and control for any potential risks to reduce the likelihood of them occurring, informing & training staff on protocol and procedures can be very useful!

    Wurkplace’s Health and Safety consultants can provide bespoke risk assessments and training courses to help protect charity workers/volunteers from harm.

  2. Manual Handling – Charity shops can get lots of deliveries and donations each day, injuries caused by lifting and moving are commonplace! It’s important for staff and volunteers to be educated on how to properly lift/move loads safely to avoid any legal claims against the charity. We offer manual handling training which can be personalised to your charity and staff, making sure they stay safe while working.

  3. Slips, Trips and Falls – These can be frequent accidents in the charity sector, with staff/volunteers working in a variety of environments it can be tricky to control and reduce all the risks! In charity shops settings it can be easy to trip over shop merchandise; when fundraising outside there are often many reports of people slipping on wet floors. Our slips, trips and falls training course can be customised to your employees/volunteers, to ensure they stay safe no matter where they go!

Wurkplace Health and Safety consultants can help Charities with:

  • Charity Health & Safety Audit – We can do full initial and annual Health and Safety audits, ensuring all your Health and Safety policies & procedures are compliant with UK law.

  • Custom Risk Assessments – Once we’ve got to know your charity, we can create bespoke risk assessments to make sure every potential risk is identified, assessed and controlled!

  • Charity Site Visits – Our consultants can visit your charity work premises to better get to know the Health and Safety risks and provide detailed reports on your policies & procedures.

  • Occupational Health Support – We can help support your charity with any occupational health issues that may come up for staff/volunteers. We can help you with occupational health referrals, medical screenings & examinations, physio, on-site support and much more (with our own qualified nurse to help).

  • Health & Safety Training for Charities – Our consultants can customise our large selection of Health & Safety training courses, helping all your staff and volunteers stay safe while they’re doing charity work (plus we can help you get ISO certifications)

  • Monthly Updates – We will contact you every month with updates on Health & Safety legislation, making sure you know any changes that affect the charity sector.

Charity HR and Health & Safety Training Courses

Finally, Wurkplace can provide your charity with HR and Health & Safety training courses with our extensive library! Our training courses follow current UK law, approved by IOSH & RoSPA and accredited by the CPD. When your staff/volunteers complete one of our training courses they will receive a certificate which can be put in their records.

Each of our courses can be customised to your charity and any situation your staff or volunteers may face in their role, making sure they’re always well equipped for any circumstances they face – Improving their performance and keeping them safe!

Our training courses that may be useful for the charity sector include (but not limited to):

Call 0330 400 5490 for further information on how our services will benefit your Charity. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form.

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