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Last updated 3rd June 2024

Human Resources (HR)


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:

  1. 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! 
  2. Occupational health provision; please get in touch if anyone is in need of a medical or occupational health advice.
  3. Advice on employment matters relating to Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance, Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education and parishes.


Andrew Cooke - HR Manager

Email:      Tel: 07920 277043

Ellie Simpkin - HR Admin Assistant

Email:          Tel:01254 503089



Our vacancies are advertised through  our general vacancies page and the national recruitment service – Pathways. Parishes are also welcome to advertise any vacant positions they may have.

Advice and Resources

  1. HR advice on National Minimum Wage and Real Living Wage
  2. Just Employment - A guide to employing staff in Faith-based projects

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