20 October 2011
A new human resources database software for the Church of
England is launched today (19th Oct). When fully
operational, Resourcelink Aurora will enhance the efficiency and
management of much of the central administration of people systems,
replacing software which is now 20 years old.
The software, developed by NorthgateArinso, one of the world's
leading Human Resources service providers, will manage payroll for
all the Church's clerical staff, and the stipends of clergy. It
also offers greatly enhanced efficiency for the management of the
selection and training of clergy and recording their movement
between posts. Finally, the new system will be used to produce the
directory of Church of England clergy, Crockford.
"Resourcelink Aurora will update the systems we use to support
our people and offers the Church immediate access to high quality
information," says Andrew Brown, Chief Executive of the Church
Commissioners. "The new system will enable much easier contact
between the dioceses and the National Church Institutions in
running pay and other people systems."
Jonathan Legdon, NorthgateArinso's Sales Director said, "NGA are
delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Church of
England to deliver a transformational solution and we look forward
to reviewing the benefits after implementation".
Payroll payments for all National Church Institutions
administrative staff in April 2012 will be the first phase of the
project. Management of clergy stipend payments and the compilation
of Crockford's Clerical Directory will follow in summer
2012. Ministry selection processes will come online in the autumn
of 2012 and systems to support clergy training and development will
complete the enterprise in April 2013.