The Mission and Public Affairs Division is responsible for the Church of England’s mission to society through the support of initiatives in the local church, support of world mission partners, engagement with ethical issues in government and society, and other related areas of the church’s national work. It is accountable to the General Synod through the Archbishops’ Council.
The Home Affairs Policy Adviser will be part of a small team of specialist staff who deliver advice, reports and expertise to a variety of stakeholders in the Church of England on matters of public policy and ethics. They monitor and respond to government policy on issues of concern to the churches and seek to promote the church’s vision of human flourishing and strong communities. Members of the team have complementary specialisms, working with colleagues to address complex social questions. On occasion, they are required to represent the church’s positions in various public forums including relating its policy positions to its doctrine.
To balance advice-giving with practical experience, the post holder will (like other MPA Advisors) develop and support initiatives which help dioceses and parishes to deliver social outcomes such as the resettlement of refugee families, responses to modern slavery etc. These projects are usually externally funded, time limited and employ staff to deliver their objectives. The post holder will work with others to develop project plans, funding and management of MPA-based staff working in fields relevant to the job portfolio.
Interviews will be held on the 20th September 2019.
The main responsibilities for this role are;
The ideal candidate for this role should have;
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We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.
*Where applicable depending on post requirements.