Manage staff & volunteers

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Good churches manage people well - we want all churches to be responsible employers, and to make it easier for you to get the right advice.

Employers' Handbook
Your parish may employ people to help you in your mission and ministry, including:
  • administrators
  • secretaries
  • youth and children’s workers
  • community workers
  • caretakers.
You may also benefit from the loyal commitment of volunteers.

We recommend that your parish refers 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, ALWAYS contact your insurer (or legal helpline) – even if you think it is unlikely to escalate, it is important to keep them informed.
Help and advice
If you still need help, please contact our HR Director Sharon Townson, who normally works Tuesday to Thursday:
or our HR Officer Jeanette Owens who works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: