News Signposting for HR and Employment Advice for Charity Leaders

Cranfield Trust recently took the decision to close their HRNet service, however, they have kindly provided a range of services that offer similar support.

Below is a range of resources and services (some free!) where you can find support around HR and employment issues, particularly aimed at charity leaders and trustees.


ACAS provides employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

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Find a clear, appropriate and coherent set of policies and procedures help ensure that your organisation is well run.

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Roots HR

Roots HR is an HR service specifically for Social Sector employers.

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Trust Law

Trust Law is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s pro bono legal programme, connecting social enterprises with law firms and corporate legal teams to provide free assistance.

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Law Works

Law Works connects non-profits with solicitors able to offer advice free of charge.

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Reach Volunteering

Reach connects HR volunteers with charities and other non-profits to share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors.

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Request HR advice through the FSI’s Charity Advice Hub.

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Small Charities Coalition

Visit the Small Charities Coalition for more signposting to other HR advice services or contact their Helpdesk for more information.

HR Advice Services


Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Visit CIPD for further help from the professional body for HR and People Development.

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5 HR Challenges facing small charities

A blog from David Price, CEO at Health Assured, exploring the challenges faced by charity HR professionals.

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