Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Offers the Bible to the World, through translation, and producing and distributing the Scriptures
  • Year established:
    1804
  • Website:
    https:www.biblesociety.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, Wilts, SN5 7DG

About Bible Society

Bible Society enable supporters to offer the Bible, the world’s best seller, to everyone through translating, producing and distributing the Scriptures and through literacy, engagement and advocacy projects.

The story of Bible Society stretches back to the 1800s and its founding revolves around three remarkable, yet markedly different, individuals: Mary Jones - a determined Welsh girl, Reverend Joseph Hughes - a visionary Welsh pastor, and William Wilberforce - a campaigning MP.

Since then, the Bible Society have been working for more than 200 years to offer the Bible to the world. Their efforts have won admiration from royalty, from Edward VII through to the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Their work has survived through the unfolding events of two world wars and persevered to find openings in Communist Russia and the Cultural Revolution of China.

They have established local Bible Societies in 146 counties around the world.


What is it like to work for Bible Society

My Manager
My Manager
They run Momentum Sessions to help develop managers. These fact-paced and highly interactive sessions include live learning, self-reflection, group coaching, group discussion, skills practice, experiential exercises and action planning with the aim of increasing motivation and accountability and to put learning into practice.
My Team
My Team
In January 2018, the whole staff team met for a day together at the Marriott Hotel. There they welcomed their new President Bishop Angealos, heard from their Chief Executive Paul Williams, and enjoyed a number of activities from swimming to board games.
My Company
My Company
To enhance employee engagement, they host monthly all-staff meetings that include updates on progress in defining the new company strategy, and also opportunities to talk about how the draft plans would impact them. All were encouraged to contribute their ideas to the big mix.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    149

  • Earning £35,000+:

    29%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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