Real Living Wage and Fairwork

A member of the reception team at Church House Oxford is pictured next to the real Living Wage logo

The Diocese of Oxford is a real Living Wage employer

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living.

The real Living Wage accreditation for the Diocese of Oxford and Oxford Diocesan Board of Education is linked to our vision to become a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world. By joining over 11,000 like-minded organisations who voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage, we’re not only affirming our commitment to pay people fairly and enough to cover everyday costs, but we are also making clear the need for a just and fair society for all. This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff.

We believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Find other organisations who pay the Living Wage at

You can find further information in the Parish HR Toolkit pages for recruitment and selection and employment legislation.

Championing good work practices

The gig economy provides essential income and opportunities to many. However, lacking protection from employment law or collective bodies, many platform workers face unfair and dangerous working conditions.

The Diocese of Oxford is a tier 1 Fairwork supporter, to help transform the gig economy. The Fairwork Project rating system highlights best and worse practices and helps us all decide the right platforms to use. We join with others to encourage the gig economy to make their organisations a fairer and safer place to work.

After an internal audit in 2022, we intend to become a tier 2 Fairwork partner.

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