Stewardship and Resources Officer

Posted 19 days agoExpires in 1 day

God gives generously. Could you champion a clear and compelling vision for generous Christian giving in our diocese?

For an application pack providing further details and how to apply please visit the "Vacancies" section of the Diocese of Worcester website:

In this role you will:

  • Enjoy getting alongside local churches in all their diversity, inspiring, equipping and resourcing their financial stewardship
  • Act as a local champion for digital giving, our parish share system, and nationally developed resources and training
  • Work with the Director of Finance to provide regular updates for parishes, and especially treasurers, on stewardship and financial management matters.

You will be able to relate confidently to people in a wide range of roles and understand the issues facing different parish settings, including rural multi-parish benefices and some areas of urban deprivation.

To meet this challenge well you will need to be a practising Christian, lay or ordained, who can talk confidently on stewardship and generosity during acts of worship (or are willing to be trained to do so). We are looking for someone with experience of being an engaging, inspiring and effective communicator/trainer and consultant; a collaborative team player with good strategic planning skills. It would be a real advantage if you have direct experience of church or voluntary sector fundraising, ideally including a track record of enabling increased giving in a local church setting.

The Diocese of Worcester is forging a new path and planning radical change. We are engaged in a major transformation programme with a wide remit across church organisation, mission and ministry. Our aim is to see as many healthy and sustainable churches as possible across Worcestershire and Dudley.

There are various paths to sustainability for parishes, but financial stability is an essential part, and the giving of individuals forms the core of church finances.