Parish Giving Adviser Giving Development

Posted 27 days agoExpires in 13 hours

We are looking to appoint two part-time Parish Giving Advisers, One as a Giving Development role and one as a Ministry Development role, covering our Hereford and Ludlow Archdeaconries to implement our generous giving strategy. These posts will be additional to and will complement the role of full-time Parish Giving Adviser, which is an existing post and is directly and fully funded by the Diocese. As well as considerably expanding overall capacity in the area of Generous Giving and Stewardship we are seeking to bring together a blend of skills and experience, develop more deeply particular specialist stewardship and giving areas, and create a mutually supportive, dynamic and creative team culture, which will be ready to make the most of the significant opportunities that present themselves in this area of diocesan and parish life and work. We aim to broaden the understanding of and engagement with stewardship across the diocese, amongst different groups of people and through different resources, formats, media and products, to help deliver a step change in culture and in-turn levels of giving to facilitate sustainable and holistic church growth.

To be out 'on the road' (in person and virtually!) to work with all PCC’s, PCC Treasurers, Churchwardens and other key lay-leaders, clergy and Deanery Leadership Teams, to effectively integrate the latest ways to give into the life of their churches; to encourage and enable them to identify key opportunities to do this. This will include regular and effective communication of best and latest practice, new information on product development and benefits, identifying and championing local best practice for others to emulate, and designing and facilitating training within deaneries to equip and inform key local volunteers for the tasks.

A significant part of this role will be to lead on Diocesan implementation of contactless giving availability within churches, coming out of implementation of the objectives of the Church of England National Giving Strategy within the area of digital giving. The post-holder will lead on the management of the Diocese’s own online giving resources through its “Generous Giving” website pages, and work with members of the diocesan Communications Team to ensure effective social media presence and messaging on all aspects of Christian giving and generosity.

  • Ability to build volunteer networks and work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Analytical ability to interpret data and use this to prioritise areas to focus on
  • Ability to launch initiatives and ensure people sign up and engage with them.
  • An encourager with the ability to get alongside and enthuse others;
  • Be passionate about giving, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to build personal credibility and confidence through delivering results
  • Be robust, able to deal with a range of views, challenging feedback and entrenched positions. This role is about breaking through barriers and changing cultures
  • A pragmatist, exercising sound judgement and decision making
  • Persistent, to keep going and then going again. Willing to work at times to suit others
  • Persuasive communicator, able to influence at all levels within the Church
  • Innovative with the ability to think ‘outside of the box’ to solve problems and develop solutions by listening, and tailoring solutions to each situation