Giving Adviser

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 6 days
Fixed Term Full Time

Supported by the National Church Giving Advisor Fund, we are now in a position to develop our capacity on the ground and support parishes by the appointment of a Giving Adviser. If you think you have the creativity and drive to take this role forward we very much look forward to hearing from you.

The foci of our Diocesan strategy – Renewing Hope – are “pray, serve, grow”, and giving and generosity has been identified as a key driver, particularly in relation to “grow”. As a priority work area for the diocese we want to challenge ourselves about generosity and manage our assets well so that we grow new income and release funds for pioneering work in mission and ministry.

Over the last year, we have invested time and resources to really understand the lay of the land around giving and generosity in the Diocese. From this we are developing a Diocesan Giving Vision and a plan that operationalises Renewing Hope in this area – the new Giving Advisor will be key to shaping this further and bringing it to life.

The Giving Advisor will work alongside, and be supported by, the Inspiring Giving working group which functions as a sub-committee of the Diocesan Board of Finance. Ongoing training, mentoring and support in all aspects of giving are also available from the National Giving Team.

Please download the Application Pack for full details including the job description and person specification, along with more information about our Diocese.

If you would like an informal discussion about the position, please contact use this link to book in a call at a mutually convenient time with Lianne Howard-Dace ( our Independent Fundraising Consultant) who will work with the post holder.

Closing Date: noon on Monday 1st February 2021

Interviews: date TBC

Please upload the attached Application Pack for full details including the job description and person specification.

About Us - Our Diocese contains:

  • A million people from the Jurassic Coast through the North Wessex Downs to the M4
  • A decreasing and more aged rural population, but a growing and younger urban population along the coast
  • A large food-producing area, seeing agriculture in transition and tourism becoming increasingly important to the local economy
  • A significant military presence concentrated around Salisbury Plain
  • Localities that include some of the wealthiest people in the country, but also some of the most deprived.
  • Younger people experience reduced access to training and jobs and specialist services outside education

We know that churches and schools are best placed to understand and respond to God’s calling to serve in their local context. Therefore, our vision anticipates a genuinely localised strategy in which ministry resources and mission challenges can be mapped and matched.

Some Facts and Figures:

The Diocese of Salisbury extends over 2,000 square miles and covers most of Dorset and most of Wiltshire, and also has parishes in Devon and Hampshire.

As of June 2020, we have 132 Benefices and 436 parishes. There are 148 new worshipping communities.

There is a strong commitment to lay ministry with 1,310 people actively involved in a range of authorised lay ministries as well as a multitude of others in the life of the local churches.

We also support 40 chaplains who work out in the community, everywhere from prisons and hospitals to the gypsy and traveller community.

The Diocese’s 569 Churches support a worshipping community of 29,600, with over 19,000 turning up regularly to services on a Sunday morning.

The Office of National Statistics estimates our Diocese to have a population of 955,000. Nearly 70% of this figure (about 650,000 people), live in 30+ towns and larger urban areas such as Bournemouth and Poole. We also have 17 parishes where there are significant issues of deprivation, especially around poverty and low educational achievement.

The Channel lslands will become part of the Diocese of Salisbury in the near future.