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.
The specific tasks of this role are to form fruitful working relationships with all clergy, licensed lay ministers, inter-generational missioners and local lay leaders and to encourage and enable them to effectively teach and preach about God’s generous giving; to train them to identify the many and varied opportunities to do this; and to prepare and share with them the high quality resources necessary to fulfil their mission. It is an expectation that the post-holder will work closely with those most involved in ministry training, review and development within the diocese: Archdeacons, Ministry Development Officers (CME, ICME, etc.), Lay Ministry and Mission Development, etc.