Guidelines for Recruitment & Selection for Congregations

Purpose of the Document

This document is intended to provide general guidance to those involved in the recruitment and selection of lay people employed within Uniting Church SA congregations. Its purpose is to:

  • Provide consistency in recruitment and selection practices across all parts of the Church including congregations;
  • Recognise that employees of the Church are a crucial part of the health, ministry and mission of the Church and all steps should be taken to ensure that they are treated with fairness, respect and dignity; and
  • Ensure that Uniting Church SA congregations are compliant with the relevant employee related legislation given that the Church does not have any exemptions from these laws and related administrative or regulatory processes.

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