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.
The clergy have a critical leadership role to play in encouraging generosity and giving to the church, but often feel reluctant and lacking in confidence to fulfil this role. Currently giving is not taught to any significant degree in ordination training, and training for clergy within dioceses is limited and variable. This is an endemic and deep-rooted issue within the church – it has been this way for at least 100 years, probably much longer – and so the cultural change required will take determination and patience.
As Generous Giving Training Manager,you will create online and face to face clergy training resources and work with the Giving Advisors, to enable this to be delivered across all dioceses. You will also develop training resources for others within the church particularly laity, who take on responsibilities in this area.
To be successful, you will need experience of successfully delivering training, ideally within a church environment and of successfully encouraging giving in a paid or voluntary capacity. With leadership and influencing skills, you will be confident 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.
Research and consultation
Work with key individuals within dioceses and NCIs to research and consult on the most effective ways to develop training for clergy.
Create a training strategy for clergy, working with partners within NCIs, the wider church and external agencies, and manage the roll out of training across all dioceses.
Work with partners within NCIs and the wider church to produce training resources for laity and manage the roll out of training across all dioceses.
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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We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.
*Where applicable depending on post requirements.