What is UCAN?

The first and best place to go to find out what UCAN is their own own website, but in short they are an network of Church administrators across the UK, and they advocate for the spiritual nature of our ministry, and support us in a few different ways.

Could not do my job half as well without the support I get from UCAN – both at events and in online resources
UCAN member in a response form – April 2017 

On their website they explain they have:

  • an online database of all its members to promote local initiatives and networking
  • local groups now being formed around the UK
  • a membership of over 1,350 rising steadily
  • ‘Cutting Edge’ events for ‘senior manager’ Administrators (four day events and four residential conferences held to date)
  • Area Training Days series 3: events have already been run in Birmingham, Guildford and Nottingham – with Belfast to follow in the autumn and several more venues in 2018
  • occasional specialist IT training days – Leeds was the last one
  • online resources: conference talks, web forums and, a resources hub where members can share materials, policies, ideas and so save others reinventing wheels
  • a bimonthly Update e-letter with news, resources and specialist information
  • regular news via Twitter and Facebook
  • a distance learning course for Church Administrators in association with St John’s School of Mission, Nottingham which launched in February 2014 with over 30 on the course at present
  • a detailed remuneration survey results available free to all UCAN members.’

UCAN membership is well worth the cost and we encourage all our members to sign up with them – though it’s not compulsory its numerous benefits are more than enough reason to join.