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Appointing Paid Workers

The appointment process for paid workers should contain all of the elements of the process described for volunteers, but will inevitably be more formal and will contain some additional elements:
  • a full job description and person specification should be drawn up

  • the post will be advertised appropriately

  • there will be a need to shortlist the applicants

  • the interview will be more formal and will normally be a ‘competitive interview’, with a number of candidates being interviewed for a single post

  • it is important to ensure that there is an exploration of the candidate’s understanding of and commitment to safeguarding procedures within the interview

  • check the candidate’s right to work in the UK

    • PLEASE NOTE that this is a statutory requirement for all paid employment situations in the UK

  • issue a contract of employment (or ‘terms of appointment’ if it is a ministerial appointment)

Advice and guidance on employment matters can be found in the Baptist Union Corporation (BUC) Guideline document (L08) on Employment, which includes a model contract of employment.
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