Coaching and Mentoring Support Officer

Posted 6 days agoExpires in 18 days
Fixed Term Part Time


As part of our People and Places framework, we have identified the need to radically re-imagine what missional leadership (ordained and lay) needs to look like across our diocese. We are moving to a greater degree of oversight leadership at local level as we seek to set team-working, collaboration, equipping others, fostering the gifts of the whole people of God, accountability and mutual support at the heart of our approach to mission-oriented ministry. We have also committed ourselves to fostering deeper discipleship leading to “more and more confident Christians” equipped to live out and witness to their faith daily.

The coaching stream of Pathways intends to equip our leaders, both lay and ordained, to be the best that they can be and will look to do this through supporting culture change in the diocese and promoting learning and development opportunities. Our Shaping the Future mentoring programme has shown the positive effect mentoring can have in the diocese whilst also exposing the need for more. This will now be developed further so that all those who engage with learning through Pathways will be able to meet with a mentor ‘who has been there before’ and can support their learning journey. The Coaching and Mentoring Support Officer will provide valuable support for both the coaching and mentoring streams.


  • Developing and administering our ‘Airtable’ database to document, track and manage a growing pool of mentors from across the Diocese
  • Track progress on project tasks through managing the Smart Sheets software
  • Supporting the Coaching Lead and Coaching & Mentoring Co-ordinators through excellent administration
  • Developing Pathways engagement with individuals and worshipping communities through general and targeted communications, including social and new media as well as developing our website presence
  • Collaboration with the Communications Team, People & Places Team and Deanery Support Officers to ensure that the Coaching, Mentoring and Learning offers are communicated at a variety of levels within CofE Birmingham and are integrated with the People & Places programme
  • Liaising with the L & D team to ensure that resources are available for learning event.
  • Liaise with the Learning Platform Support Officer in managing resources for our Moodle platform
  • Supporting the evaluation and monitoring of the coaching and mentoring projects.
  • The fostering of good communication and relationships, internally and externally.


The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Experience of working in an office and handling a variety of enquiries and tasks
  • Ability to use a range of IT systems, including databases, word processing and other software packages
  • Experience of communicating with a large and diverse customer audience through all types of media (traditional communications as well as social media and YouTube)
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide concise and accurate information to individuals and groups at all levels
  • Preferably knowledge and experience of a learning or coaching environment
  • Experience of successfully working in a project team
  • Attention to detail and understand the importance of accuracy
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills
  • The ability to handle queries from a wide range of people
  • The ability to work independently as well as contributing to the success of the team
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt as priorities change within the project
  • Enthusiasm for culture change
  • Ability to adapt as the role evolves
  • Collaborative working style
  • Commitment to our values of:
  • Collaborative
  • Supportive
  • Generous
  • Inspirational
  • Committed to a common purpose


  • This is a part-time post: 21 hours per week for a fixed term of two years (subject to funding).
  • Salary: £14,012
  • Pension: Membership of the Church Workers Pension scheme with 12% employer contributions
  • Holidays: 5 weeks per year plus Bank Holidays pro-rated plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary Days
  • The post holder will report to the Pathways Manager
  • The employer is the BDBF (Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance)

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Gillian Sheail, Pathways Manager on

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly from those who are currently under represented such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 26th July 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 5th August 2020

Interviews to take place via Zoom.