The overall purpose of this role is to inspire and equip churches to encourage generous giving across the Diocese of Salisbury. The post holder will be responsible for the practical delivery of the Diocesan Giving Vision and translating the National Giving Strategy in the local context.
Key duties will include overseeing giving materials and resources at a Diocesan level, engaging at a local level e.g. Archdeaconry/Deanery with training and other initiatives, and providing bespoke support to individual parishes and benefices as necessary.
Top priorities for the post holder – linked to the National Giving Strategy and Diocesan Giving Vision - will be to train lay and ordained leaders around both the mechanisms of giving and the application of a generous theology, to increase the adoption of the Parish Giving Scheme and Contactless giving and build relationships of trust when representing the Diocese.
Please see the full person specification in the Application Pack.
The Diocese of Salisbury Diocese is a shared community identity. Serving a million people from the M4 to the Jurassic Coast, Parishioner, Pupil, Teacher, Laity, Minister, Parish, School, Benefice, MAT, Deanery, Archdeaconry, Bishops, Church House, South Canonry or DEC – we are all “Diocese.”
Our Diocese covers most of Dorset and most of Wiltshire, and also has parishes in Devon and Hampshire. As of November 2019 we have 132 Benefices, with 172 stipendiary, and 413 retired or self-supporting ministers, serving 436 parishes.
But our ministry doesn’t just encompass ordained priests, across our parishes we also have 1,310 people actively involved in a range of vital licenced lay ministry. We also support 40 chaplains who work out in the community, everywhere from prisons and hospitals to the gypsy and traveller community.
The Diocese is led by the Bishop of Salisbury, supported by the two Suffragan Bishops of Ramsbury and Sherborne. It is split into four Archdeaconries of Dorset, Sarum, Sherborne and Wilts and 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.