Win:Win GFTU In-House Services

GFTU's Wonderful Hotel in Leicestershire: Quorn Grange Hotel

Quorn Grange Hotel in rural Leicestershire now houses The GFTU's National Office and has become a vital part of the GFTU's strategy for growth and sustainability, generating revenue for the Educational Trust through its Trading Company. In addition to the local community and businesses, the GFTU and its Affiliated Unions routinely use the Hotel for meetings, conferences, training and other events.

With attractive award winning gardens and facilities that have been developed in the last year the Hotel now comprises conferencing space for up to 200 people, 65 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, gym, and an atmosphere that is welcoming and calm. On the site there are also 10 mews houses (1, 2 and 3 bedroom) for rent and we invite you to use the Hotel as if it were home-from-home.

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Contact Details:

General Manager

Andrea O'Dwyer

Tel: 01509 412167

mail@quorngrangehotel.co.uk

https://www.quorngrangehotel.co.uk/

GFTU Back Office Support: Education Programme Management

The GFTU's Educational Trust was established in 1970 and has been delivering cutting edge learning across the Trade Union movement ever since. With its own "Education for Action" programme to Trade Union Activists and a robust understanding of learning, the GFTU are able to manage elements of or complete education programmes for Affiliated Unions. The GFTU hold centre status for ILM - the Institute for Leadership and Management and other Awarding bodies and this can be adopted by affiliated unions where appropriate. The GFTU can provide bespoke online learning via the innovative Flick Learning platform.

GFTU are also able to arrange training by the British Red Cross such as First Aid, Manual Handling and Fire Marshall training.

Contact Details:

Education Administrator

Mark Robinson

Tel: 01509410978

markr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Finance Team Support

We have a fully qualified and dedicated Finance Team with expertise and access to Sage 50 software and are able to offer affiliated unions the opportunity to share their in-house work and can outsource either part of or the full range of work on either a short or longer term basis. A number of unions have taken advantage of this service and the GFTU have adjusted their capacity to accommodate: Pay roll, Pensions Administration, Sales and Purchase Ledger, Management Accounting, Statutory Returns, Co-ordination of Auditing, Technical Advice and Development Support.

Contact Details:

Head of Finance

Heather Bundock

Tel: 01509410853 / 07751086123

heatherb@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Personnel and HR Management

With a large and diverse team of staff at the GFTU and Quorn Grange Hotel, we need to be on top of personnel matters. We pride ourselves on being an exemplar employer and can offer a subcontracting model for HR functions including: recruitment and on boarding, policy development, routine monitoring of personnel matters, organisational change, sickness, annual leave, disciplinary and dismissal support in addition to reviews and external scrutiny and impartial support.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Event Management Services and Support

The GFTU has a great reputation for organising events across the labour movement, for charities and corporate clients both at Quorn Grange and external venues. We are able to offer a bespoke service to affiliated unions from start to finish and take a pride in delivering first class arrangements in a very affordable fashion. So whether it is a conference or member event, let us know how we could help you to make the most of the opportunity, allowing you to focus on the more important things in life, while knowing that the arrangements are being looked after on your behalf.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Courier Services

The GFTU use a number of different parcel carriers and courier firms and could share the competitive pricing, flexible collections and deliveries and take advantage of economies of scale by all working together. If you are interested in joining a "courier club' where your locations become the collection points, with deliveries being made anywhere across the country or overseas, please contact Doug or Ian at the GFTU.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Travel Services

Let us take away the hassles of arranging travel through our various suppliers. We can arrange car hire, train and air travel and all benefit from commission on bookings made, so if you are interested please contact Doug or Ian at the GFTU.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Administrative Support

If you are considering different approaches to business support, why not discuss your options with GFTU. We can provide a full suite of services, such as the services provided to the Social Workers Union or the Artists Union of England, allowing unions to focus on what really matters. The service could include incoming message handling, office support, coordinated activities, campaign support and interventions to provide support such as short or medium term cover along with much more.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

GFTU Back Office Support: Recruitment Support

The GFTU have robust recruitment procedures and can offer the full suite of services including: needs assessment, job design, recruitment advertising, handling incoming applications, long and short listing, interview arrangements and venue co-ordination, notification of unsuccessful applicants, the process of on boarding and induction support etc.

 

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

Financial Services: Credit Union Advice and Support

Several unions have started to explore the provision of establishing a Credit Union for staff and members alike and if you are interested in becoming involved please contact us.

Contact Details:

General Secretary

Doug Nicholls

Tel: 01509410855 / 07557770230

doug@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

Technology & Communications: Technology Consultancy,
ICT Infrastructure Support and Mobile & Phone Systems

Technology is all around us in our personal and professional lives but keeping up with it can be a challenge. We all inevitably want the best possible arrangements and to minimise the risks that poor decisions, assumptions, misinformation or cybercrime can have. So at the GFTU, we have a number of different relationships that can be shared (contact details are on the External Services page here.)

Tony Johnson provides technology and telecoms advice, Entegraty provide a ICT helpdesk, the Phone Coop provide landline and mobile phone provision and CTi provide telecoms support and all are happy to provide similar services to the GFTU's affiliated unions.

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk

Marketing & Communication: Website Hosting, Design & Management,
Social Media, Campaign Management and Fulfillment, Advertising & Publishing

Do you need help bringing your website up to date? Could you use social media, website, advertising and campaigns more effectively? At the GFTU, we can help you to communicate effectively both internally with staff and members as well as externally. Contact Ian Richards to find out what we can do to help you engage with your audience, give a voice to your website and social media platforms and explore solutions to improve your campaigns, publishing and advertising. 

Contact Details:

Operations Manager

Ian Richards

Tel: 01509410867 / 07903523746

ianr@gftu.org.uk

www.gftu.org.uk