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.
Parishes need support to ensure they are enabling giving and encouraging generosity, and dioceses need support to ensure the parishes fund their ministry.
As Regional Giving Advisor, you will support the recruitment of Diocesan Giving Advisors in the Midlands / East and develop the knowledge and adoption of good practice in parishes and dioceses. You will support dioceses who access the Giving Advisor Fund, assisting them throughout the recruitment process, and providing training and non-managerial supervision for new Giving Advisors. You will also develop regional initiatives, and take a national lead on specific areas of giving and produce training and guidance in these areas.
To be successful, you will need experience of encouraging giving in a paid capacity and of influencing through communications with sensitivity and discretion. Experience of working within the Church sector, either in a paid or voluntary capacity would be an advantage.
Due to the specialist nature of this role within the Giving team, training will be provided to successful candidates to enable them to carry out their role confidently.
This role will cover Midlands and East.
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 role will require focused work with the Midlands and East Region, therefore a willingness for travel within this region as well as for some travel throughout England and work occasional weekends may be required from 2021 onwards.
Interviews are expected to be held w/c10th 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.
Supporting Giving Advisors
Supporting dioceses through assisting in the recruitment, training and non-managerial supervision of giving advisors.
National Lead for specific areas of expertise
Researching, training and developing guidance and advice on specific areas of expertise (such as giving and young people, giving in fresh expressions, giving in a rural context, giving in an urban context, giving in a small / large church, giving in different traditions etc).
Developing good practice in the region
Training clergy and laity on good practice, coordinating regional initiatives.
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 which is consistent with Christian principles and theology, and as such, should be in sympathy with the mission and ethos of the Church.
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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.
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