Wessex Synod aims to be an equal opportunity employer and to promote good practice in employing churches within the Synod, in particular in the areas of:
- Recruitment and selection, including: job descriptions, person specifications, job advertisements, short-listing for interview, interview and selection planning, offer letters, references, right to work and DBS checks and record-keeping.
- Employment policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and good practice, including: contracts of employment, grievance, disciplinary and capability procedures, equal opportunities policy, health and safety policy.
The URC have produced some information based on Frequently Asked Questions which you may find helpful.
Please find below an Employment Guide for URC Churches and various associated policies and templates.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to Contact the Synod Employment Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to access help and advice on these and other employment-related issues.