Working with us
It’s an exciting time to join us and help us achieve our vision of “The Saints’ Way”. We have some challenges to overcome but also very real opportunities to maximise both our reach and the impact of our work through exciting new projects such as “On the Way”, Transforming Mission and our environmental strategy.
Our employees are professional, positive, caring and people-focused individuals. You don’t always need to be a practising Christian to work here – that’s only a requirement for some of our jobs – but we do all believe in the work of the diocese and are committed to our organisation values. Our role is to support our parishes, clergy, and dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to their churches and communities.
While you will want to work with us because you share our aims and want to be part of an organisation doing great work, we know that the practical stuff matters. Our core values – treating everyone with compassion and respect; recognising diversity and embracing different strengths and abilities; being open and accountable; and sharing knowledge and working co-operatively – inform our organisation culture, and staff terms and conditions, so here are some things you might like to know.
OUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
- 25 days annual leave a year plus bank holidays;
- A competitive pension scheme from the Church workers’ pension fund (9% non-contributory employer contribution rising to 15% depending on level of employee contributions);
- Life Insurance;
- Enhanced sick pay scheme;
- We are an accredited Living Wage employer.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING FOR STAFF
We have a very strong focus on health and wellbeing, including:
- An employee assistance programme (EAP);
- A flexible working policy;
- Free eye tests;
- Internal mental health advisers;
- A free counselling service provided by the diocese;
- Monthly well-being advice and presentations at staff meetings;
- A weekly Pilates class;
- Social events;
- Disability Confident Employer.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, somewhere where we can all be ourselves. As part of this commitment, we especially encourage applications from those who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, groups underrepresented in both our employees and clergy. As a Disability Confident committed employer, we will interview all disabled job or clergy applicants who meet the minimum criteria essential criteria.
Subject to the demands of the role, we offer flexible working arrangements and hours, including home working.
Our offices are on the outskirts of Truro, a picturesque city in the heart of beautiful Cornwall. Truro links to the River Fal and is just a short drive from both north and south coasts, making it ideally placed for water sports, walking, experiencing the rich Cornish cultural, archaeological and industrial heritage, and enjoying a unique lifestyle.
The offices are on the edge of the Threemilestone Business Park. While we might lack the proximity and range of nearby shops and cafes that urban offices have, we have free parking, and our quiet, purpose-built office building enjoys far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.
Currently, due to the pandemic, we are supporting staff in remote and home working, but the offices remain open for anyone that is unable to work from home, or who needs essential access for other reasons.
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