Voluntary Income in The Church of England is over £800M a year, and funds most of the church’s mission and ministry. The Church of England has adopted a National Giving Strategy for 2020-2025 that will invest in different ways to encourage giving within its churches.
With the reduction in the use of cash within wider society, churches need to be equipped to take contactless donations so that people can continue to give in ways they like. More importantly, churches need to be trained in how to use contactless solutions effectively, learning and applying good practice so that as many churches as possible benefit from this investment.
As National Digital Giving Manager, you will manage the implementation of our plan to enable 50% of churches to have and use effectively contactless equipment. Currently approximately 10% of churches have some capacity for people to give contactlessly. In addition, you will be responsible for promoting and facilitating other forms of digital giving such as online, QR code, text etc. This post involves close liaison with Diocesan Giving Advisors who will deliver training at Deanery level to any church that receives the contactless equipment and play a critical role in promoting good practice in all forms of giving with parishes and benefices.
To be successful, you will need experience of delivering training and complex projects successfully and of encouraging giving in a paid or voluntary capacity. With strong analytical and data management skills and confident in the use of digital media for training and guidance, you will be comfortable communicating to all audiences with a high degree of sensitivity and discretion.
Due to the specialist nature of the roles within the Giving team, training will be provided to successful candidates to enable them to carry out their role confidently.
We are a dispersed team and have a very flexible approach when it comes to working locations. In light of Covid-19, all team members are currently based at home. As a National Team we work throughout the dioceses and predominantly use online platforms to meet and train colleagues and parishes. However the willingness for some travel throughout England and Wales and work occasional weekends may be required from 2021 onwards.
Salary £38,331 p.a.- £41,216 p.a. (London based), £35,730 p.a.- £38,419 p.a. (Outer London).
This is a fixed term contact expected to last for 3 years.
Interviews are expected to be held w/c 10th August 2020 remotely using Zoom.
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.
Develop training materials
Creating training materials, and training diocesan giving advisors in how to use them, so they can deliver training to all churches that are given contactless equipment and other means of digital giving.
Project Management of the roll out of Priority 2 for contactless giving
Manage relationship with suppliers and service providers, promote scheme through diocesan giving advisors with the assistance of the Marketing Manager.
Data management and reporting
Devise and implement data recording processes and analyse and report on data so that the impact of the scheme on church finances can be assessed, and good practice identified and promoted.
This is an unusual role, and success will require a wide combination of skills. The combination of experiences is not prescribed, but may include:
Success in the role demands good understanding of devolved nature of the Church of England, and the ability to work effectively across it. The post-holder will be expected to develop material and presentations on how generosity is intrinsic to the living out of the Christian faith.
In light of Covid-19, the role will be based at home with the majority of training being developed and delivered online. From 2021 onwards, the role will be reviewed, and will probably require some travel throughout England. It may also require occasional work on weekends. If the postholder is not based in Church House, they will need to attend some meetings and training centrally, and so must be willing to travel as required.
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