Being a presence and a voice
Effective chaplaincy is characterised by being a presence and a voice. By being present in the workplace and along the waterways chaplains build relationships.
Confidential and trustworthy support
Working to high standards and ethical principles our Workplace Matters chaplains provide a confidential listening ear and moral and spiritual support. While chaplains function in the workplace they are independent providing care for welfare and spirituality sharing the joys and sorrows of the workforce.
Chaplains do not proselytise but they are more than a mere presence – becoming a voice to staff and management, speaking out against poverty and injustice, teaching the design and dignity of work and when invited sharing the Christian faith. At times of significant crisis their support for staff and organisations is priceless.
Signposting to other support services
Chaplains equip themselves with the knowledge of other professional services and signpost to these services when appropriate.
Good team working is critical to the success of Workplace Matters. We intend to create a cohesive team of staff and chaplains built on mutual trust for all our stakeholders (supporting churches, chaplains, organisations we work with, and other chaplaincy organisations).
By sharing a common purpose this will contribute to growing mutual trust and thereby benefit all who need our support and services in good and bad times in their lives.