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 journey 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.