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Social Responsibility Officer

Vacancy Reference cofe/TP/2370/4851

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
£28000 - £30000
Working Hours:
21 hours a week
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Business Unit:
Diocese of Truro
Organizational Unit:
Diocesan Employed Posts


The Diocese of Truro is committed to responding to God’s call to serve the poor. It is a call throughout scripture and the tradition of the church. We are called to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to give shelter to the homeless.  As we undertake a grassroots change aimed at positioning the Church in Cornwall to tackle some of the biggest spiritual and societal needs we have faced, we respond to this calling in many ways, and one of these is through the role of the Social Responsibility Officer (SRO).

Main Responsibilities

AS SRO  you will help parishes and deaneries respond to the social needs in their community. This will focus particularly on the effective use of the Lowest Income Communities Fund, and other resources, to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Much of this work will involve working alongside volunteers and clergy in parishes to identify local need and the appropriate responses to help meet this need; supporting them to develop projects including measures of success. The role is also about promoting the prophetic call to serve the poor; building networks and trusting relationships across the Diocese; and acting as a persistent advocate and champion within, and beyond the Diocese, for those at the margin of society.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have  significant experience of working with vulnerable people and doing so in in partnership with a range of stakeholders. Being able to manage multiple projects, including budgets; build the capacity of others and be effective and proactive in communicating are all key. An understanding, and appreciation of, God’s call to serve the poor is essential.

About us

This role offers the opportunity to make a lasting impact for communities and individuals across Cornwall as part of a unique organisation that prides itself on being a supportive employer. At the Diocese of Truro, we value work-life balance and employee wellbeing and are committed to supporting your development. We offer additional benefits such as flexible working, a range of wellbeing activities and the Church of England Pension Scheme with 9-15% employer contributions. More information on this here.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, we would particularly welcome applications from those with a disability, or from a UK minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented in our staff

The deadline is midnight on 30 October 2022. Interviews to be held in person in Truro on 14 November 2022.

For a conversation about the role please contact Simon Cade on 

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