The Diocese of Leeds has been awarded partial funding for the post by the Church of England Giving Advisor Fund for a period of five years, to 2026.
We are looking for someone to join our team to help grow generous, financially sustainable churches.
The Stewardship Officer will work alongside two other Diocesan Stewardship Officers to help parishes to achieve the levels of income they need to fulfil their mission objectives.
They will have the opportunity to develop online learning materials, hold instructional webinars and events and speak to church leaders and clergy, including senior clergy about all aspects of generosity and giving.
They will play a key role in ensuring clergy and church leaders are confident in growing and leading generous churches.
The successful candidate must be knowledgeable about the theological aspects underpinning generosity as an act of Christian discipleship.
They must be able to evidence that they have lead generosity initiatives in a Christian or Church context or other relevant Christian discipleship activities will be considered.
A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight 15th March 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 30th March
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact email@example.com
There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
For more information please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.
The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The Diocese has 462 parishes and 656 church buildings.
During 2018, the Diocese launched its Strategy Framework, which brings to life the Diocesan Vision of ‘Confident Christians, Growing Churches, and Transforming Communities’.
The strategy includes goals that ensure income is maintained to fulfil all Diocesan-wide mission objectives.
In order to achieve this, we need to ensure parishes recognise and understand the importance of Parish Share, and have the required support to maintain or increase their contributions as requested. The Stewardship and Income Generation team play a key role in helping Parishes remain financially sustainable and are able to contribute to the Parish Share system. With funding from the National Giving Strategy we are able to appoint a third member to join our team.
The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to: