Parish Giving Adviser - Ministry Development

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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.

  • 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