The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.
The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’.
These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.
To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sarah Cracknell (Project Manager) on 07590 443905 or Sam Upham (Project Officer) on 07889 542631 or by post:
The Old Deanery,
Full Time (36.25 hours per week)
Salary scale £30,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience) per annum
Fixed term contract to December 2023
The Growing the Rural Church Project engages with rural communities across Devon and increases community involvement in the life of the church, thereby releasing resources for mission and generating long-term innovative and sustainable futures for rural churches.
We are expanding our team and seeking a dynamic individual with experience in community engagement and project delivery to join our Growing the Rural Church Project Team.
The Project Officer will play a key role in initiating, developing and supporting projects which increase the sustainability of our rural churches. Responsibilities will include:
Candidates must have excellent communication and partnership working skills, be pro-active and self-disciplined, and be able to deliver multiple projects to deadlines. You should be able to work independently, enjoy working in an ever-changing environment and be willing to travel regularly throughout Devon.
Closing Date: Friday 6th September 2019
Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019
Interview Date: Friday 20th September 2019
In conjunction with the Project Manager and Project Support Officer (GtRC):
Key Aspects of Role:
The Project Officer role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
The Project Officer will be required to apply for a Basic disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service in connection with this role.
Extensive travel will be involved due to the geographical location of parishes with regular out of hours working at evening and weekends.
We are looking for someone with the following experience;
If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/
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