Parish Toolkit


We provide general information to PCCs about employment and safeguarding matters and signposts to useful resources. However, we are unable to give detailed advice on complex matters which may need specialist advice.

To support you in your journery we have developed a parish toolkit.   This toolkit is live and will be kept up to date and enriched with new material from time to time 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.


Important update - Coronavirus (COVID -19)

For the latest Parish HR updates please click here

Parishes have been asking whether they should delay recruitment due to the Coronavirus restrictions.  We would suggest that you follow the Government advice about preventing unnecessary trips and wherever possible conduct interviews online. You need to balance being able to treat people fairly with ensuring everyone is safe. If you do conduct 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.

  • Parish Resources

    The Parish Resources site has guidance on employing staff, working with volunteers, safeguarding and health and safety. It also has links to a comprehensive guide to employing staff in faith-based projects. The Just Employment resource includes guidance on recruiting and managing staff and volunteers, practical advice, case studies and examples, and over 50 templates for letters and documents;

  • ACAS

    ACAS provides advice and template documents and has a helpline (0300 123 1100);