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.
GFTU Back Office Support: Education Programme Management
The GFTU's Educational Trust was established in 1970 and have been delivering cutting edge learning across the Trade Union movement ever since, with its own "Education for Action" programme to Trade Union Education 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. GFTU are also able to arrange training by the British Red Cross such as First Aid, Manual Handling and Fire Marshall training
GFTU Back Office Support: Finance Team Support
With a fully qualified, dedicated Finance Team with expertise and access to Sage 50 software the GFTU are able to offer Affiliated Unions an opportunity to share their in-house work and can outsource either part 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.
GFTU Back Office Support: Personnel and HR Management
With a staff team of over 50 people 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.
GFTU Back Office Support: Event Management Services and Support
The GFTU have a good reputation for organising events across the labour movement, for charities and corporate clients, both at Quorn Grange and other 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, ask 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.
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 - so 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 contact Doug or Ian at the GFTU.
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 in contact Doug or Ian at the GFTU.
GFTU Back Office Support: Administrative Support
If you are considering different approaches to business support why not discuss how the GFTU 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.
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.
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.
Technology & Communications: Technology Consultancy, ICT Infrastructure support, mobile and phone systems
Technology is all around us in our personal and professional lives, 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 partners pages): 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 - all are happy to provide similar services to the GFTU's Affiliated Unions. Contact Ian Richards for their contact details.
Marketing & Communication: Website Hosting, Design & Management, Social media, Campaign Management
Do you need help bringing your website up to date? Do you feel that you don’t make the most of social media? 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 and give a voice to your website and social media platforms.