Giving Facilitator - Finance Team

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Birmingham
Fixed Term Full Time
£27000.00

To support our diocesan-wide Transforming Church vision Church of England Birmingham (CofEB) is seeking to recruit a Giving Facilitator. Across the CofEB family, our congregations and communities are making generous, positive, and diverse differences where they are, bringing hope and life. People & Places is our unfolding framework enabling capable leaders and sustainable congregations to live out our vision for “growing churches at the heart of each community”.

People and Places enables growth, recognising and equipping all God's people to be capable disciples and leaders. It allows us to be fair and generous in our distribution of resources and for a sustainable future to be built for all the people and places of Church of England Birmingham.

We are seeking a creative, innovative parish focused individual who will support our churches and worshipping communities as they focus and grow our broad culture of generosity within their own context. This will include supporting individual parish contexts in generating increased giving to support their plans to sustain and grow mission for the long term. You will be working collaboratively with parishes alongside the CofEB Finance and Parish Mission Support teams as integral within our developing engagement with re-imagined sustainability and creative generosity.

You will be a member of a national network of colleagues across the CofE with mentoring and training support available from the National Giving Team.

This will involve:

  • Working with the Church of England Birmingham Giving Lead, Transforming Church Action Planning team, Parish Mission Support, Archdeacons, Area Deans, Communications Team, Directors and all other relevant stakeholders to engage parishes around their generosity and giving.
  • Working with clergy, lay leaders, treasurers, church wardens and other key parish stakeholders in assessing their current situation and developing a generous giving strategy. Then helping them launch and embed this strategy with their church family.
  • Disseminating, and where needed adapting, national tools and resources that can be used across wide contexts to support giving strategies.
  • Keeping generosity as a regular theme in the life of Church of England Birmingham by creating content for the different communication channels.
  • Leading on creating a generous giving section of the Church of England Birmingham website with resources for parishes and clergy as well as links into how generosity and giving can be developed as part of a discipleship journey.
  • Signposting parishes to the Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission to enable them to access the whole church ‘Way of Discipleship’ generous giving module.
  • Support the introduction of the Parish Giving Scheme at parish level.
  • Support the uptake in digital giving and help churches incorporate the technology that is most appropriate to them and their context.
  • Input into the monitoring of the giving programme by keeping accurate records and providing full and accurate reporting to agreed deadlines

Essential

  • A committed Christian with a good understanding of the concepts of generosity, giving and discipleship. This is an occupational requirement for the post holder to be a committed Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to summarise complex information, and give clear and concise information to a range of audiences.
  • An ability to handle and present financial data in clear and engaging ways to non-finance audiences; to draw out the story that the data tells
  • Enthusiastic, approachable and professional; able to work creatively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues.
  • An ability to identify and engage the influencers in a variety of situations, and to deploy and guide them in implementation activity.
  • Self-motivated and well-organised; able to work efficiently and effectively in meeting deadlines.
  • Be a person of integrity.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience of working in a sensitive environment and handling confidential matters with tact and diplomacy.
  • Have an ability to plan, design and lead training sessions aimed at a variety of different levels.
  • A friendly and warm persona with the ability to relate and quickly build trust with a diverse range of people.
  • Have the ability to empathise and also to challenge behaviours or perceptions appropriately.
  • Commitment to promote and model best practice in Safeguarding.
  • Valid driving license with primary use of a vehicle to travel across the Diocese frequently.
  • The role is primarily Monday to Friday however evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Willing to live out our values and to inspire others to do the same. Our values are:
    • Collaborative
    • Supportive
    • Generous
    • Inspirational
    • Committed to a Common Purpose

Desirable

  • An understanding of the Church of England, its character and organisation structures, and the ability to work with its culture and mission, and an affinity with the work of – and challenges faced by – clergy and lay leaders at parish level.
  • Experience of public speaking.
  • Have an understanding of fundraising and direct giving, preferably in a Christian context.
  • An understanding of fundraising including Gift Aid and tax efficient planned giving as well as raising funds from trusts and foundations

Are you up for the challenge in this vibrant, intercultural city region?

If you are, we would love to talk to you.

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

Terms

  • Salary £27,000
  • Hours of work: This is a full-time role of 35 hours per week. The role is primarily Monday to Friday however evening and weekend work will be required. This is a fixed term role, subject to funding. Funding has initially been secured for five years.
  • Pension 12% contribution into the Church Workers Pension Fund
  • Holiday 25 days per annum, plus 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 discretionary days
  • The employer is the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF)
  • Reports to the Finance Manager – Parish Services & Outsourcing

Deadline for applications: Friday 15th January
Interview date: Wednesday 27th January