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 Employment Status Guide for PCCs - October 2013

To: Clergy and Churchwardens
Dear Colleague
Many parishes within the diocese employ workers to help them with their mission. These workers 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 an army of volunteer workers.
However, the employment of staff and the use of volunteer workers can fall into a legal minefield which deters some parishes from wishing to become an employer.
The Diocese has partnered with the Dioceses of Chester and Carlisle to update a guide (originally developed by the Church Urban Fund in collaboration with the Dioceses of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester) to employing people and working with volunteers. The guide, Just Employment, contains information on many aspects of employment: recruitment; documentation; pay and reward; performance management; dismissal and redundancy; policies, volunteers and health & safety.
It also includes a section giving useful contact details. There are numerous templates which accompany the guide: a suggested Contract of Employment; various policies; template letters; job description and person specification. The guide is attached and is also available at:
If you have a further query, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Cooke our HR Manager. His email address is
Best wishes
Graeme Pollard
Diocesan Secretary
Diocese of Blackburn

 Just Employment Version 4 April 2013

 Just Employment Part 2 Version 4 April 2013

 Staff Pensions for Church Employers

  Guide to Common Tenure 2016

      Terms of Service Clergy Handbook (updated 2016)

A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - October 2012

 Bullying and Harassment Policy

      Guidelines for the professional conduct of clergy issued by the Convocations of Canterbury and York

Clergy Parochial Expenses Claim Form

Role Descriptor - Clergy

Person Specification

Role Descriptor - Curate

Role Descriptor - Area Dean


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