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Contracts for paid parish workers

There can be many types of paid workers involved in parish life, including PCC employees, self-employed people and individuals who can help out on a casual basis. This guidance provides details about which paperwork you should have in place.

Equality act occupational requirements

Under the Equality Act 2010 there are some exemptions that apply to the work environment which allow employers to require employees to have (or not to have) certain protected characteristics. These are called Occupational Requirements (OR) and the burden is on the employer to show that there is an occupational requirement attached to a particular job role.

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Getting started: becoming an employer

Becoming an employer can seem daunting but the key is to get the basics right. This guidance provides information to parishes on how to get started, including payroll and pension scheme obligations and HR policies and processes.


Whilst it is easy to get wrapped up in the administration of recruitment, it is important to remember that it is all for a reason! A bad appointment can have a devastating effect on not only the role but also on team morale.

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