Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
By its nature and location, Lambeth Palace is seen as an iconic statement of the values and the nature of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion and the ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Evangelism and Witness is one of the three stated priorities of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. The Evangelismteam serves the Archbishop in providing stimuli, information, support and advice to take forward the priority of evangelism and witness in his ministry, in collaboration with the whole team at Lambeth Palace and those working in a similar area in Church House. The team is responsible for developing significant thinking and strategy, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with a wide range of individuals, organisations and networks with involvement in evangelism and witness throughout England, on behalf of the Archbishop.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide coordination and administrative support for the Evangelism and Witness Priority in the extensive and fast-paced work at Lambeth Palace.
As Evangelism and Witness Priority Coordinator, you will support the Archbishop’s ministry alongside the rest of the team in enabling and furthering his ministry of evangelism and witness. You will also work closely with the Director and Evangelism and Discipleship at Church House, establishing good communication and an awareness of any relevant work undertaken for the National Church.
You will nurture relationships, provide information, collate research and prepare advice for the Office of the Archbishop, whilst engaging in outreach and representation to external partners on the Archbishop’s behalf. You will also provide continuity for the Advisor, who works two days a week in this role.
To be successful, you will need the knowledge and experience of the networks and organisations involved in evangelism and witness and of trends, practice and approaches.
With well-developed interpersonal and collaborative skills, you will have the ability to work successfully across different teams with a wide variety of people at all levels. You will manage your own time and work independently and proactively, with accuracy and total discretion.
Interviews will be held on the 5th December 2019.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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