We provide general information to PCCs about employment and safeguarding matters and signposts to useful resources. To support you in your journey, we have developed a parish toolkit.
This toolkit is enriched with new material to reflect any employment law changes. Should you require any further assistance, please contact a member of the HR and Safeguarding Team, their contact details can be found here.
We update this page with any relevant information on coronavirus below as/when applicable. When conducting interviews online, you must still ensure that as part of the process you comply with the rules on Right to Work (and Safer Recruitment as appropriate), making sure you verify the individual’s identity.
The Parish Resources site has guidance on employing staff, working with volunteers, safeguarding and health and safety.
ACAS provides advice and template documents and has a helpline (0300 123 1100).
Health and Safety Executive
The HSE has advice on health and safety matters, risk assessments and accident reporting, and free resources are also available from John Truscott’s site.
In this section...
Recruitment & selection
Everything you need when recruiting an employee, including safer recruitment practices.
Jump to: Defining the role | Advertising | Recruitment | Contracts | Right to work | FAQs
Information for parishes on employing a member of staff.
Jump to: Obligations | Legislation | Payroll & pension | Health, safety & insurance | Status | Volunteers | Remuneration & records | FAQs
Induction & probation
Details on the induction and probation processes for employees.
Jump to: Induction | Probation
Management, policies & procedures
Guidance on managing staff, including all the necessary policies and procedures for employers.
Jump to: Legal | Performance | Capability | Attendance | Grievance | Family | Development | Whistleblowing | Disciplinary
End of employment
Everything you need to know about ending employment.
Jump to: Process | Resignations | Retirement | Protected conversations | Redundancy | References
Details of vital employment legislation.
Jump to: Good Work Plan | Agency & irregular hours | Statutory increases | Bereavement | Immigration | Confidentiality & NDAs
Employing ministers for children & young people
Guidance on employing ministers for children, young people and families.
Jump to: Spiritual process | Vision | Values | Logistics & recruitment | Deployment & development