HR advice service

York CVS offers a bespoke HR advice service that will ensure your organisation’s HR is in great health, offering advice on all HR and employment issues

Who is Lisa Thompson?

Lisa is accredited by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management.

How can I benefit from York CVS's HR service?

The York CVS HR Advice service can help with any aspect of recruiting and managing staff and/or volunteers, while ensuring that you are meeting your contractual and statutory obligations under the raft of employment legislation.

The service can help you put the basic essentials in place, such as contracts of employment, staff handbooks, policies and procedures etc., right through to handling more complex issues such as managing organisational change (i.e. restructuring and redundancy), absence and performance management, grievances and discipline investigations. We can help you run a recruitment and selection process, including reviewing your pay and grading system, or can help to develop specific training on people management issues for managers and trustees. Whatever the issue, we can help.

How much does it cost?

Advice rates are charged as follows (+ VAT):

  • £39 per hour
  • A 10 hour ‘bundle’ can be purchased for £360

If you anticipate needing more than 10 hours of support in one year, then please discuss this with Lisa.


What kind of support can Lisa provide?

Lisa can provide expertise and guidance on a range of topics relating to HR, including:

  • General employment law and statutory obligations
  • contracts of employment, including terms and conditions
  • maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements and arrangements
  • employee relations and staffing issues
  • absence/attendance management
  • performance management
  • restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
  • TUPE/transfer of staff
  • recruitment and selection (including writing job descriptions and person specifications)
  • training and development
  • pay and grading
  • flexible working and managing job shares

More information about these subjects, as well as information packs, can be found below.

How can I get in touch?

To contact Lisa, call York CVS on 01904 621133 to arrange a free initial consultation or for more information.  Alternatively email her on

York CVS provided really thorough advice. Our discussions went beyond my initial query and I was given a range of good ideas and a broad suite of information. I felt really supported throughout the whole process.

Liz Wilson

Chief Executive, Welfare Benefits Unit

Face to face meetings with York CVS were very good and I was provided with good advice and the required support. I was never made to feel lacking and York CVS were very approachable, with open and honest feedback.

Diane Roworth

Chief Officer, York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Professional first class advice and support available as and when needed. This service couldn’t be improved.

Julie Crosby

Deputy Manager, York Carers Centre


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