Advice for local churches

Human Resources (HR) advice to URC churches in the UK covers lay staff only. If you require employment advice relating to ministers, please contact the Ministries office.

However, HR can assist you with:


Writing a contract, provide templates and offer advice on contractual issues.


Including: adoption, age discrimination, alcohol, capability procedure, data protection, disciplinary procedure, employment, equal opportunities, flexible working, grievance procedure, guidelines on leave, harassment, maternity, parental leave, paternity, religion or belief discrimination, stress management and violence and abuse.


All stages of the process including advertising, employment law, dealing with overseas applicants, short listing, interviewing and new employees.

Basic to intermediate employment law advice

This depends on the complexity of the situation, however we may direct you to an employment law specialist for certain cases.