This policy provides the initial general guidelines to support new members of staff at Christ Church, whether under contractual terms or as a Ministry Trainee. This document is aimed at line managers.
This policy does not apply to church members starting a new role, for example as a Sunday Club leader.
Good induction serves to formalise the introduction of new staff to the church and its operations, and to aid integration and socialisation.
Good induction provides the basis for good performance of the role; an appreciation of the role within the team; and an understanding of the basics of how the organisation operates.
Induction is not a one-off process, with a meeting on the first day: it is a process which continues through the probation period and beyond, until appraisal takes over.
1. Before arrival
Line Manager check list – complete actions at Annex A
2. On arrival
Line manager check list – complete actions at Annex B
3. During first two weeks
- Meet for review: check accommodation, office, working hours
- Identify training requirements and organise
- Describe probation process – if appropriate
- Make sure there are events in the social calendar
4. After one month
- Review progress – identify and resolve any issues
- Check progress on items on ‘one week’ list
Computer and desk organised - Office manager
Computer/E-mail logins set up - Office manager
DBS completed - Office manager
Right to work/UK residency evidenced - Finance manager
Induction training timetable finalised - Line Manager
Bank and pension details obtained - Finance Manager
Contract issued - Finance Manager /Line Manager
Mentor appointed - Line Manager
Accommodation access/moving details confirmed - Accommodation Working Group
Welcome letter sent with staff handbook - Office manager
Keys issued and security codes issued - Office manager
Training: Phones, ChurchSuite, Wunderlist, Office - Office manager
Tour of building - Office Manager
Talk through operational policies - Office manager
Talk through employment policies - Finance Manager
Meet with key staff members - Line Manager
Introduction to other key people within first week - Line Manager
Initial work ‘To Do’ list agreed - Line Manager
Take to lunch - Line Manager
Walk through church diary for coming term - Line Manager
Approved by the Finance & Standing Committee on 11/1/18