An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join our Mission and Ministry team to promote ‘generous giving’ as an advocate, adviser and enabler. This role is part-time, 22.5 hours per week. The salary for this post is £19,562 per annum (£32,753 FTE).
Working alongside stipendiary clergy, lay leaders, volunteers and colleagues, this new post will help to nurture and promote generous giving as part of our discipleship by developing an integrated approach between generous giving and other diocesan work streams which underpin our vision growing church bringing hope.
Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will promote and develop a range of resources and training interventions to build knowledge and capability across the diocese; helping to bring about a step change in our culture and our giving.
They will have the opportunity, at a Diocesan level, to help shape our approach to generous giving and ensure there is a link between this and other projects and initiatives. They will seek out opportunities to promote generous giving and help identify and address any obstacles which act as barriers. They work collaboratively with a portfolio of parishes; helping to identify new and innovative solutions to encourage and promote generous giving.
The post holder is responsible for managing, motivating and developing the Generous Giving Officer.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate previous experience of practical delivery and be able to lead and facilitate culture change. An understanding of discipleship combined with an awareness of stewardship and generous giving in a church context is key.
The ability to work with and alongside others (clergy, lay leaders and volunteers) is important together with an ability to influence key decision makers; persuading and empowering others to deliver change. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to and value all people and traditions within the Church of England. Good listening skills combined with the ability to interpret and assimilate large amounts of information and develop a compelling argument are key to the success of this role.
A Genuine Occupational Requirement exists for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Director of Discipleship & Ministry for Mission, the Revd Canon Ian Flintoft, on 0191 270 4100.