The Committee's scope of interest includes all staff and the Congregation. The Ministry and Personnel Committee provides a confidential setting for consultation with and support and assessment of all staff on the Pastoral Charge. The Committee ensures that there is an annual evaluation of all staff, which includes the Ministry personnel covenanted with the Congregation, the Secretary, Director of Music, Custodian, and Sunday supervisor. The Committee also provides a forum for confidential consultation and dialogue on the staff and work of the Congregation and the inter relations within this community of worshippers.
The Ministry & Personnel Committee is composed of a chair and a maximum of six other members appointed by Council for a 3 year, once renewable, term.
A quorum for the Committee is four (4) members.
The Ministry and Personnel Committee is responsible to the Congregation through Council for carrying out the following duties:
Consult confidentially with and support all staff on the Pastoral Charge.
Provide a setting for confidential consultation and dialogue with members and adherents on their concerns that may arise regarding staff and work of the Congregation and the inter relations within this community of worshippers. The Committee will endeavour to provide appropriate feedback consistent with its responsibility to treat matters confidentially.
Work with the relevant Standing Committees to ensure there is an annual review and evaluation of the Church staff members as these persons and positions relate to the Congregation's objectives, programs and responsibilities as defined by the Council and Committees.
Review and make recommendations to Council or appropriate Standing Committee on working conditions, salaries, allowances, benefits and honoraria of all staff. These reviews and recommendations will be developed in consultation with the appropriate members of the Administration & Finance Committee.
Oversee the relationship between the staff and Congregation and among staff with regard to staff responsibilities and authorities to ensure there is a work environment which respects staff roles and responsibilities.
Conduct, regularly, a review of staff responsibilities and job descriptions, in conjunction with the relevant Standing Committees to ensure that staff receive clear and reasonable direction.
Consult with and support staff in their plans for continuing education; ensuring that those eligible avail themselves of the Church's provisions for continuing education and ensuring that time and money are available to pursue continuing education which contributes to the goals of the Congregation and the Church.
Serve as a resource for any Joint Pastoral Relations Committee of the pastoral charge.
Approve vacation leave for all Woodroffe United staff in consultation with the relevant Standing Committees. Ensure that a record of holiday leave is kept for all church staff.