Voluntary Sector Calderdale

Working in Partnership with the VSI Alliance and Voluntary Action Calderdale, we are able to provide Charities, Not For Profit and CIC organisations with up to 20 hours of fully funded HR support and advice to support your organisation following the covid pandemic.

Grant Funded Support

Grant Funded HR Support and Advice to help your organisation

Its been a very difficult period in the voluntary sector as they have navigated the covid pandemic and for many organisations, that navigation has been with little professional support to assist with the many HR matters that cropped up. Furlough and working from home are just two situations which spring immediately to mind.

But it’s time to move forward and for organisations to get back on their feet.  This has brought new challenges and changes which mean there may be a need to operate differently or adapt policies and procedures post pandemic. Employment law changes crept in with little attention in 2020 and these brought about some fundamental changes that organisations need to be aware of…and compliant with!

VSI Alliance & Voluntary Action Calderdale have secured funding to be able to provide HR support, advice and training to organisations across Calderdale.  Whether your contracts of employment, volunteer agreements or HR policies need reviewing (or possibly even writing!), you are wondering how to bring staff back into the office who are working from home or need some training on being a line manager, we are here to help you with any HR needs.

Click each of the links below to see further information about how we can support your organisation and if you are interested simply complete the Expression of Interest Form at the bottom of this page and one of the Optimal HR team will contact you to discuss your requirements further. Please note that this programme is aimed at voluntary organisations that employ people rather than organisations who have volunteers only.

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Our team have significant experience of supporting our clients with all of their requirements

Melanie Stead

Managing Director

Helen Murphy

Operations Director

Jonathan White

HR Projects Manager

Emma Gledhill

HR Business Partner

Joanna Baker

HR Consultant

Sharna McWilliam

Recruitment Advisor

Saniya Mahmood

HR Advisor

Sophie Holmes

HR Administrator

Eris Kiernan

HR Apprentice