Faith and Work
I’m Deborah Jamieson and in my role as the Head of External Relations in the government’s Work and Health Unit, I want to tell you about a consultation that opened on 31 October 2016 called Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. I […]
Providing Support for Front-Line Staff
Working with people, particularly those undergoing problems, can be difficult, exhausting and challenging. There is so much potential to change the lives of vulnerable people. There is a pressure to make this work in case you are their last hope. When it goes well and […]
Faith-Inspired Community Coaching
Have you ever wondered whether focusing on the past or focusing on the future is more important to moving on in life? At times we all experience problematic behaviours: these may just be general life issues or something that is more dominant in our life, […]
When my employer told me to get on my bike (sort of)
Cycling to work 3 days a week sounded heroic but often felt a bit of chore – especially in the winter. But driving was actually no quicker – and a lot more expensive. When the wind was blowing and sleet was stinging, I just reminded […]
Leadership within faith-based organisations
When considering employment with a faith-based organisation many perceive their prospective employer as being ‘perfect and lovely’ (where perfect and lovely values give rise to perfect and lovely leadership and management skills and practices). However the reality is unlikely to meet these implicit expectations, resulting […]
But I’m not a real employer, right?
Faith groups do some fantastic work… reaching and accessing communities that are most in need and providing services that others simply can’t! That’s one of the reasons I work for FaithAction – to help groups that help transform the communities around them and make them […]
If we’re good, we’ll grow – what happens to those who can’t?
If you hear leaders of faith-based organisations describing their organisation, it will often go something like this: “We are unique, committed, self-sacrificing, purposeful, compassionate, trusted.” I am very sure that this is real and genuine. However… One day, as one of those leaders, I woke […]