Lead Parish Giving Adviser

Posted 11 days agoExpires in 24 days

We are looking for a skilled individual passionate about Christian stewardship to lead a small team implementing our ‘Generous Giving Strategy’ across the Diocese of Hereford, through which they will foster and nurture a mutually supportive, dynamic and creative team culture;

Broaden the understanding of and engagement with generous Christian giving across our Diocese, particularly amongst local leaders – lay and ordained;

Help deliver a step change in giving to facilitate sustainable and holistic church growth;

Meet regularly with Parochial Church Council members, churchwardens, treasurers, clergy and congregations to encourage and enable them to identify the resources necessary to fulfil their mission;

Continue to develop and promote the national Parish Giving Scheme, legacy giving, and appropriate digital giving platforms.

  • Develop and oversee delivery of diocesan Generous Giving Strategy;
  • Lead and line manage two part-time Parish Giving Advisers;
  • Lead full implementation of Parish Giving Scheme across all deaneries;
  • Encourage and nurture the growth of a Giving & Fundraising Forum within each deanery;
  • Support Parish Giving Adviser (Ministry Development) to promote a wider understanding of the principles of planned and proportionate financial giving as part of Christian discipleship, leadership and ministry;
  • Work collaboratively with deanery, benefice and PCC leaders in all their diversity, equipping and resourcing their stewardship campaigns both theologically and practically in line with mission action plans;
  • Support PCCs to encourage innovation and creativity, to identify and promote good practice in budgeting, to maximise giving, legacy giving, investment of reserves; to maximise Gift Aid and Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme opportunities; and – alongside Parish Giving Adviser (Giving Development) – harness new ideas and ways of giving, including contactless payments and use of online giving tools;
  • Develop, gather and make accessible a range of effective resources and training events that can support and energise a culture of generous giving;
  • Introduce a legacy policy for the Diocese and encourage PCCs to adopt their own;
  • Promote in parishes greater use of existing toolkits (Generosity Toolkit, Giving for Life, Growing a Generous Church, Mission & Mortar etc.);
  • Support diocesan training initiatives to develop skills, confidence and effectiveness of PCC officers, particularly treasurers, in preparing budgets and sustainable stewardship plans that are mission/church growth-focused;
  • Liaise with diocesan and deanery colleagues to identify support needs of individual PCC’s, especially those finding it difficult to sustain their Parish Offer contributions;
  • Encourage a ‘can do’ attitude by challenging traditional thinking, and celebrating and sharing good practice;
  • Communicate creatively to deepen understanding of parish and diocesan finances;
  • Analyse/interpret statistical information on parish giving levels and finances;
  • Represent the Diocese within the Church of England in relevant networks and events;
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as required.

To apply for this position please complete the attached documents and return to HR@hereford.anglican.org