Managing our Human Resources

A church is an organisation – a body of people with different roles, some ordained, most lay; some paid, most unpaid. Wherever there are different roles and structures, wherever there are paid staff and dedicated volunteers, it is important to have good, principled, management and leadership. Within these pages you will find a range of resources to support churches who wish to employ administrators, youth or family workers, caretakers or other paid staff as well as support for managing volunteers effectively.  

From our underpinning theology and principles, to adopting good practice and living out our values, it’s important that the church is a good employer. 

Whilst the content on these pages is accurate at the time of writing, the documents on the website are not a substitute for legal advice and the WDBF cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.  If you would benefit from specific advice, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team.

Useful Links

HR Advice for Parishes


Managing People: Pay and Pensions
Details relating to employing and paying people and workplace pensions.
Open Managing People: Pay and Pensions

Managing People: Recruitment
Links to guidance on recruiting and managing staff and volunteers, practical advice, case studies and examples.
Open Managing People: Recruitment

Managing People Well
Links to guidance on recruiting and managing staff and volunteers, practical advice, case studies and examples.
Open Managing People Well

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