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Many small to medium-sized charities do not have an HR professional within their team, but they may need to manage complex employment situations while complying with employment legislation. 

HRNet provides a solution to charities and social enterprises without the expense. It offers specific advice as well as a fortnightly briefing on employment issues.

Member benefits

Joining HRNet is free for any registered charity or other formally constituted non-profit with a charitable purpose. 

Membership includes:

  • A regular email newsletter with up-to-date information on employment legislation and practice
  • Shared experience of employment issues with other voluntary organisations
  • Answers to specific employment questions from HR professionals
  • An information archive of employment information, guidance, and good practice
  • Access to 1000's of model HR documents, including ones that are GDPR compliant

Model GDPR documents

If you are a member of HRNet, you can access a range of model documents on data protection. These documents are produced by XpertHR and have been fully updated to be compliant with GDPR:

  • Data protection policy
  • Register of HR-related personal data
  • Employee privacy notice
  • Form for making a subject access request
  • Job applicant privacy notice
  • Letter responding to subject access request asking for more information
  • Letter extending time to respond to a subject access request
  • Letter refusing subject access request or asking for an administrative fee
  • Letter responding to subject access request providing requested information
  • Register of subject access requests
  • Confidentiality agreement

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Please note: Due to differences in English and Scottish employment law, HRNet is not available in Scotland.

Our terms and conditions for using the HRNet service and a volunteer code of practice are available to view and download.

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