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Last updated 25th August 2023

Human Resources (HR)

The Human Resources (HR) team exists to serve the clergy, parishes and Diocesan staff.

The HR Adviser's role is to advise the Bishop and the senior team on matters relating to HR. In addition to this, there are three areas of focus for the team:

  • Designated Officer for Common Tenure, so if you have any queries in relation to your (or your clergy's) Statement of Particulars, or terms under Common tenure then just ask! 
  • Occupational health provision; please get in touch if anyone is in need of a medical or occupational health advice.
  • Advice on employment matters relating to Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance, Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education and parishes.




Andrew Cooke - HR Adviser


Tel: 07920 277043



Ellie Simpkin - HR Administrator



Advice and Resources

Recruitment – Pathways.

Our vacancies are advertised through the national recruitment service – Pathways. Parishes are welcome to advertise vacant positions on the Pathways site and the guide on how to do this can be found here  – Pathways 

All Board of Education and Finance vacancies can be found on this website under the vacancies and move, general vacancies section.

National Minimum Wage and Real living Wage

HR advice on National Minimum Wage and Real Living Wage

Just employment guide

Just Employment - A guide to employing staff in Faith-based projects

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