Employment law is complicated but churches recruiting and employing staff need to know what is required.
Employed staff will include cleaners, administrators, youth workers and anyone you may be paying to perform tasks for the church. Ministers are not covered by this guidance. For more information on appointing Ministers, including their status and terms of appointment please see the Ministries Team pages.
Our Employment leaflet is a guide to employment legislation including, recruitment, equal opportunities, contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures. The Christian Ethos Audit is a workbook to help churches as they consider whether a particular role requires that the person appointed must be a Christian.
L08 Employment leaflet
L09 The Christian Ethos Audit
You can find leaflets on this topic through the links on this page, through the website search facility, or by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab at the top of every page.