Lay employment support

If you represent a church, circuit, or project and you are exploring the viability of a new employed role within the district, please contact our HR Officer for an initial conversation.

Support is available to create a relevant job description and person specification, and the HR Officer will work alongside you throughout the recruitment process. 

Recommended Terms for Paid Employment Roles (2023)

Salary Guidelines for Paid Employment Roles (2023) Under Review

Scrutiny and Approval Process for Paid Employment Roles (2023)

Please note that no vacancy may be advertised, neither can an appointment can be made, unless prior approval has been obtained from the District Lay Employment Sub Committee (CPD 438A (5)). 

For all circuit appointments it is a request of the district that a member of district staff is invited onto the shortlisting and interview panel. 

Andrew Crawford – HR Officer
Phone: 07483106005

For Lay Employees

To ensure that all information held on behalf of the Lay Employment Sub-Committee is correct (as required by Standing Order 438A) and we have the relevant permissions, please can all Lay Employees fill out this form.

For Line Managers

Line Management Meetings (Under Review)

Probationary Periods (Under Review) 

Handling Difficult Conversations (Under Review)

Annual Appraisals (Under Review)

Employment Policies

Other Resources

Job Vacancies – employment and volunteering opportunities from the churches, circuits, and projects of our district – and those working with our neighbours in the Yorkshire plus region. To submit a job opportunity please contact  

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