INTRODUCTION TO US
Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in one of the most lively and diverse regions. The Church of England Birmingham diocese, founded in 1905, is one of 41 dioceses in England. It covers an area of nearly 300 square miles, and includes parishes in the West Midlands including Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Right at the heart of what we do there are over 187 Church of England places of worship with an average weekly attendance of 17,000 from a population of 1.5 million. In these churches are clergy and church-goers representing a wide scope of Church tradition and breadth of ethnicity.
BACKGROUND TO THE POST
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR practitioner to join the people team at The Church of England – Birmingham. Based in Birmingham City Centre, we support the parishes and worshipping communities of the diocese as well as providing the central HR function of the employer, the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF).
As an experienced HR practitioner you will be responsible for ensuring that all transactional HR functions run smoothly, acting as the first point of call for support to managers and colleagues within the DBF and for churches/related organisations on people related queries. You will be responsible for the timely and accurate, delivery and improvement of all recruitment and HR processes for DBF staff with an employee base of circa. 90 employees.
You will work closely with the Head of HR supporting their strategic capacity, assisting in reviewing and developing HR policies and procedures and supporting transactional HR and specific projects for the DBF; and provide guidance and support to parishes who employ or are considering employing lay staff - to release clergy and other leaders to focus on delivering their mission, ministry and pastoral calling. You will also work alongside the HR Support Officer who supports the appointment processes for those in ministerial posts as well as the related transactions for ministerial office-holders, the discernment process for those going through the selection process for the ordained ministry as well as assisting with day-to-day HR processes for the DBF.
Parish HR Support
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Interviews to take place 24th January 2020 at our offices in Central Birmingham
We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented such as Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic groups & women.