Working in a church office can sometimes feel like a lonely, thankless and stressful occupation. Making sure that we look after ourselves is a vital part of making sure we are personally and professionally thriving in what we do. Click here to download our quick guide with 10 short reminders that may help us all to do that better
Planning an event can be a stressful business. There are lots of factors to consider, teams to coordinate and documentation to be completed. What do you do about publicity? What about projection? What will you need on the day and who will do it?
There's no one-size-fits-all guide to running an event but here are two templates that UCAN have used to help plan our own training days.
Food for thought....
We give here three sources to help you prepare a 'Lone Worker Policy', part of a Health and Safety Policy that will be particularly relevant to many Church Administrators but other staff and volunteers in churches too.
The first example is of an outline policy on one side of A4, given as a risk assessment. This is based on the Suzy Lamplugh Trust PLAN system which can usefully be adapted for churches.
The second example is of a fuller policy (three sides) in the normal format for a policy of this kind.
The third is a set of training notes from John Truscott's website (Training Notes TN85) which explains who might work alone in a church and the risks involved. It then gives model lists for the responsibilities of both employers and employees with advice on the contents list for an actual policy.