Many parishes across our diocese have employees to help them with their mission and ministry. These employees include Administrators, Secretaries, Youth and Children’s workers, Community workers and Caretakers. In addition the Church of England is resourced by the loyal commitment of volunteers. We want all churches to be the best, most responsible employees. We want to make it easier for you to get the right advice and help to be excellent employers.
The Employers Handbook
We recommend that parishes refer to The Employers Handbook
by Barry Cushway, published by Kogan Page. The book is regularly updated so you will need to ensure you keep the most up to date edition.
Dealing with disputes
If you are in a situation where you think you are moving to a dispute with an employee (including job applicants and former employees) or there has been an accident, you should always contact your insurer (or legal helpline) – even if you think it is unlikely to escalate it is important to keep them informed.
For help and advice
If you still need help, please contact our HR Director Sharon Townson who normally works Tuesdays to Thursdays: firstname.lastname@example.org
or our HR Officer Jeanette Owens who works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: email@example.com