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MDS Appraisal Process

The MDS Appraisal process is an annual process and should usually be undertaken between the months of July and September. In 2020 this has not been possible due to COVID19 and so we are asking for them to be undertaken as soon as is reasonably possible, to continue the positive momentum established in 2019 and to support the individual into 2022. All completed appraisals should be sent to mdslearning@churchofscotland.org.uk

Your appraisal is an opportunity for you to take stock, to reflect on how you are doing in your role, to receive feedback on your performance and to gain clarity on what your next steps will be.

Further info

Appraisal helps employees to improve performance and contribute to the objectives of the kirk session or presbytery.

It is part of a continuous cycle, not an isolated once-a-year process. It’s about:

  • developing and maintaining a talented workforce;
  • improving effectiveness;
  • maintaining standards, by providing positive and constructive feedback;
  • identifying staff development needs; and
  • feeding into a cycle of ongoing continuous development.

Access the appraisal form here.

Watch an introduction to the process for MDS here (25 min watch).

Watch an introduction to the process for line managers here (25 min watch).

Here are the MDS core values.

Appraisal timeline can be found here.

Supervision template can be accessed here.