This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with demonstrable project management experience to play a key role in implementing Southwark Vision. “A Fruitful Future: Strategic growth and cultural change in the large, diverse Diocese of Southwark” is a key initiative which is part of the wider ‘Southwark Vision 2017-2025’.
Specific, geographically distinct projects have been identified in places across the Diocese of Southwark where there is a clear opportunity for growth and some funding to support these projects has been obtained from the Church of England’s Strategic Development Funding. This role will be key in the successful implementation of our strategy in each of these places.
The Project Manager will be a member of the Diocesan Secretariat specifically working on these new projects as well as on the wider statistical and data support associated with the Diocesan growth objectives.
The Project Manager is responsible for day to day management of the project from initial set up through to successful delivery, working closely with the Director of Strategic & Operational Projects. This will involve the implementation, co-ordination and tracking of the project plans for the projects that comprise this SDF funded initiative.
Project Management/ Co-ordination
Change Management & Communications
The Diocese of Southwark, founded in 1905, forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London which is South of the Thames, together with the Eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.
As a Diocese, we celebrate churches, worshipping communities and fresh expressions of Church, across the full spectrum of traditions, that speak well of each other and support each other as together we seek to deliver a our key objectives. This diversity and range of contexts within our Diocese means there needs to be more than one approach to missional growth – and this role will be a key feature of our journey towards delivering this growth.
In 2016, the Diocese was awarded a major grant to develop fresh expressions of Church throughout the Diocese and to grow the Church in new development areas, in particular the Nine Elms development on the South Bank in the Vauxhall /Battersea area.
In 2019 the Diocese was awarded a second major grant this time for six specific projects in places identified across the Diocese where there is a clear opportunity for growth and where lessons learned can be replicated to good effect across the Diocese and the wider church.