Human Resources


The following guidance packs have been designed to help guide parishes through the process of recruitment and employment.

Please click on the links to see what is available and feel free to use and adapt any of the documents to suit your parish.

Great care has been taken when creating these documents.  However, they are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice. The Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

If you feel more personalised guidance would be useful, please contact us at the Diocesan Office.

Useful links:

HR Guidance - Recruitment

Template Job Description
 CYW Template Job Description
 Religious discrimination legislation
 Sample Advert
 CYW Sample Advert
Template Application Form
Diocese Ethos and values statement - template
 Invite to interview template letter
 Not shortlisted template letter
 Example interview competency questions
 Regret after interview template letter
 Reference request template letter
 Employing young people - Internships and work experience
References form

HR Guidance - Employment

 Employing people guidance pack
Template Statement of Terms and Conditions
 Template Offer Letter
Personal details form
 Template Contract Variation Letter
Template Contract for Services
 Template Staff Handbook
 Guide to Auto enrolment

HR Guidance - Policies and Procedures

Template Staff Handbook
 Policies and Procedures
Parish information sheet - Furlough


Natasha Clemens  HR & Governance Manager
Natasha Clement Assoc CIPD
 Tel: 01634 560000
Jill Oxland

 HR Administrator
 Lesley Markham
 Tel: 01634 560000


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