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District Lay Employment Support

District Lay Employment Support

Contact Details:

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Telephone: 07713 997952 (Melanie Walsh)

District Lay Employment Team:

  • Melanie Walsh is the District Lay Employment Contact - the first line of support for all lay employment queries;
  • Liz Vere of Silver Consulting (Human Resource Partners) Ltd, acting as the District Lay Employment Advisor, provides HR consultancy advice and support where required.

When to contact us:

Employing bodies within the District should contact us in the following lay employment situations so that we can provide guidance and support:-

  • Creating or advertising a new post;
  • Extension of probationary periods;
  • Advice on any aspect of existing terms and conditions of employment, pay rates, Methodist Church lay employment policies;
  • Any changes to existing terms and conditions of employment including hours changes, extension of fixed term contracts;
  • Any termination of employment situations, including resignation, disciplinary, redundancy, ending of a fixed term contract;
  • Any employment disputes, such as situations involving a disciplinary, grievance or relationship difficulty.

Service Levels:

In all of the above situations, we would request that you contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can provide you with the best possible advice, support and the highest level of service. 

Our service level for responding to queries from employing bodies is 7 days at the latest.


Any feedback on the lay employment service would be gratefully received via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melanie WalshDistrict Lay Employment Contact
Melanie Walsh
Tel: 07713 997952 (Mon, Tues, Wed)

Liz VereDistrict Lay Employment Advisor
Liz Vere 

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Yorkshire West District Office

Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX
Phone: 01274 392628 (Tuesday to Thursday)


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From 1st September 2021 the District Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you intend to visit the District Office in person, please call beforehand on 01274 392628 to make arrangements. We don’t wish to appear unwelcoming but, to keep everyone safe, we do need to limit the number of people in the office at any one time.