staff charter

Our values

Church Action on Poverty was founded as a response to rising poverty and injustice, based on Christian values.

  • We believe in justice: freedom from oppression, equality, hope for a better and a fairer world.
  • We believe in our common humanity: we are all made in the image of God and therefore all people are of intrinsic equal value; we believe in inclusivity, respect and care for others, and responsibility.
  • We believe in people exercising power: we affirm people’s inherent power to generate solutions to the problems they face; to have their own voice, ownership and power, and a right to learning.
  • We believe in speaking truth to power: naming, fighting and challenging injustice, being prophetic and holding power accountable.
  • We believe in active listening: establishing trust, and valuing people’s unique contribution and voice.
  • We believe in commitment: going the extra mile, long-term commitment to communities, seeing it through and seeing change happen.

    Our practices

  • We believe in equity and fairness in all we do, and do not tolerate oppression in the workplace.
  • We believe in the work we do to create a more just society.
  • We are one team, who succeed or fail together. We support each other and work together.
  • We embrace and utilise our staff’s  diversity of skills, experience, background, motivation and values.
  • We foster positive and honest communication where all voices are heard, and where we treat each other with respect.
  • We voice our own truths. By speaking up for ourselves we are exercising power.
  • All staff deserve to be respected as individuals and equals. A management structure is not a hierarchy of importance. We recognise that each staff member makes a valuable contribution and generates ideas and solutions.
  • All staff can expect to receive good quality support and supervision from their manager, be involved in decisions that affect them, and have access to clear and open procedures.
  • We work with anybody who is in sympathy with our values. Staff members may belong to any faith or none.
  • Staff are encouraged to join a trade union, and we have a staff representative mandated to support all staff.
  • We are a Living Wage employer.

Church Action On Poverty, Unit 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

Telephone 0161 872 9294 or email

Registered charity number 1079986. Company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 3780243.

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