Dignity and Respect and Volunteer Authorised Listeners

Dignity and Respect

The Dignity and Respect in Ministry and at Work policy is part of a diocesan commitment to encouraging and sustaining healthy working relationships in ministry and employment. We want to embed a culture of mutual respect, where bullying, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated across the Diocese of Oxford, and to provide healing where abuse of power has affronted an individual’s dignity – thereby contributing to a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s people.

The diocese believes that the Church is required by God to foster relationships of the utmost integrity, truthfulness and trustworthiness. Abuse, harassment and bullying, however rare, will not be tolerated in the diocese. All complaints of abuse, harassment and bullying will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. The policy explains the standards expected and details the procedures to be followed for those who feel that they have been subjected to bullying or harassment behaviour.

Volunteer Authorised Listeners (bullying and harassment)

As part of our commitment to embed a culture of mutual respect where bullying, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated across the Diocese of Oxford we are looking for individuals with the right experience, gifts and skills to give their time and become a volunteer authorised listener.

Some of you might have already heard about authorised listeners in a safeguarding context (supporting survivors of abuse). As part of our continuous work with this, we intend to establish a pool of authorised listeners for bullying and harassment concerns. This is your opportunity to play your part in supporting this important piece of work within our diocese.

To find out more and register your interest, please visit oxford.anglican.org.vacancies.