Giving and Income Generation Officer

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 23 days
32000 - 35000

Would you enjoy a challenge shaping a new role to help us to maximise income and use resources effectively to grow our ministry and mission serving the community in the Isle of Man?

Are you an effective communicator able to motivate and support volunteers and experienced in building collaborative partnerships?

Do you have a successful track record in a range of fund-raising activities?

Are you comfortable combining your business acumen with talking about generous giving, living a Christian faith and discipleship?

Strategic Planning & Communication:

  • Develop a diocesan plan for generous giving aligned to the C of E national Giving Strategy and designed to help implement the strategic priorities and principles of the Diocese of Sodor & Man:
  • Partnership in Mission; Learning and inhabiting the Faith; Sustaining Ourselves
  • Communicate the importance of generous giving through e.g. Synod, Diocesan Board of Finance, clergy and lay training and encourage giving to be integrated into plans for new initiatives.
  • Communicate the use and outcomes of the money raised by giving and other contributions in kind and ensure that parishes and individual givers are informed and personally thanked


  • Work with parishes to advance a culture of generous giving based upon theological foundations.
  • Support church leaders (clergy and lay) to confidently communicate a scriptural basis for generous giving in preaching, lent courses, bible study, house groups etc.
  • Promote generous giving as an integral aspect of personal discipleship and living the faith

Mechanisms & Materials:

  • Advise parishes on different forms of planned regular, spontaneous and visitor giving and ensure provision of the technical infrastructure to facilitate – contactless, on-line etc.
  • Liaise with the C of E national giving team to ensure we have access to and benefit from the local use of national resources - latest technology, materials, courses, methods, good practice examples
  • Use national resources to develop approaches and procedures to encourage and secure legacies

Advice & Support:

  • Establish a network of volunteers from each parish who will collectively advance all forms of giving
  • Provide advice, training, support and resources to this network
  • Recruit individuals willing to contribute to aspects the above responsibilities and to take on tasks
  • Encourage, support and co-ordinate their inputs

Essential Experience

  • A successful track record of two or more of :
  • Fundraising
  • Encouragement of charitable giving and/or stewardship
  • Applications to grant giving trusts
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Entrepreneurial development of an organisation’s assets to generate income
  • Creation of social enterprises

Desirable Experience

  • Working collaboratively within a church environment with clergy and church officers
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with and building partnerships between different sectors – public, private and the ‘third sector’ of voluntary, community and faith organisations

Essential Knowledge

  • Understanding of/ empathy with the mission and ministry of the Anglican Church
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques in maximising fundraising and/or income generation.
  • Awareness of a range of opportunities for external grants or sponsorship

Desirable Knowledge

  • Understanding of specific giving principles and factors relating to church environments e.g. tithes, Christian stewardship, discipleship.
  • Knowledge of the structures and governance of a diocese and parishes
  • A degree or equivalent post-school qualification in a subject in which the applicant can show the relevance or transferability e.g. business, marketing, theology, psychology.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Confident and effective communicator in writing and verbally
  • Able to establish credibility, and build positive working relationships
  • Empathy with others’ situations and constraints and ability to jointly address challenges.
  • Able to inspire, motivate, guide, and coach others, including volunteers
  • Business minded, enterprising and entrepreneurial
  • Comfortable talking about Christian faith and money
  • Flexible approach to work patterns including evenings and Sundays

Desirable Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to use theology to underpin presentations on giving
  • Affinity with, or interest in, the political, social, economic, and cultural context of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing crown dependency with a population of 85,000 people in an area of 221 square miles with a wealth of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities and varied natural environments. People who come here to live, learn, work and play find the island gives them the ‘freedom to flourish’. We will help those new to the island to engage with its unique political, social, economic, and cultural context. For information about relocating to and working on the island see and