Learning Pathways Support Officer - Maternity Cover

Posted 17 days agoExpires in 11 days

As part of our People and Places framework, we are radically re-imagining what missional leadership (ordained and lay) looks like across our diocese. We are transitioning to a greater degree of oversight leadership at local level and we have also committed ourselves to fostering deeper discipleship leading to “more and more confident Christians”, equipped to live out and witness to their faith daily.

Our pathways support the formation and leadership development of our clergy, Readers, and other lay ministers for the work to which God has called them. Leadership Learning Pathways equally support lay disciples and leaders exploring and discovering opportunities to serve and lead in new ways. Some of these may go on to take up new authorised ministries in the church and some will be called to live out their Christian discipleship and witness in their everyday lives – the calling of all baptised Christians as articulated in the influential report “Setting God’s People Free” and supported by the implementation work led nationally by Nick Shepherd.

The concept of Learning Pathways is therefore taking a radical step away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to formation for discipleship and leadership, by focussing on bespoke support, mentoring and modular learning pathways.

The role of Learning Pathways Support Officer has been key to the creation and implementation of this new framework for modular learning. An exciting opportunity is now available for the right person to build on the foundational work through 2022.


  • Working with the Project Manager, continue the development of the Pathways Learning Platform.
  • Provide administrative support for Pathways users (learners, content providers and facilitators).
  • Work with the Pathways and Comms teams to creatively develop and manage our Pathways communication strategy.
  • Liaise with our L&D Events Support Team to help learners to access and fully utilise the system and provide reports and statistics to trainers and others as required.
  • Under the leadership of the Learning Pathways Project Manager, collaborate with content creators to populate the Learning Pathways with modular learning opportunities.
  • Provide information to the Project Manager and others to help in the monitoring and evaluating the Leadership Pathways as part of the overall evaluation of the People & Places strategic framework.
  • Support the vision for a new way of learning - influencing and encouraging others to engage with Learning Pathways.


The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Experience of systems administration, ideally in a learning context.
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and administrating Virtual Learning Environments or Learning Management Systems.
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a project team.
  • Attention to detail and understand the importance of accuracy.
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills.
  • The ability to handle queries from a wide range of people, especially able to help and support those who may be new to on-line/modular learning.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt as priorities change within the project.
  • Commitment to our values of:
    • Collaborative
    • Supportive
    • Generous
    • Inspirational
    • Committed to a common purpose.
    • An understanding of and sympathy with our Christian ethos and values


This is a part-time post: 28 hours per week for a fixed term to cover the period of Maternity Leave.

Flexible working and some working from home is available.

We would consider having conversations around the role being undertaken on a freelance basis with the right person.

Salary: £19,056.05 (equivalent to £23,820 full-time)

Pension: Membership of the Church Workers Pension scheme with 12% employer contributions

Holidays: 25 days per year plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata) plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary Days.

The post holder will report to the Pathways Manager

The employer is the BDBF (Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance).

Closing Date for applications 8th November

Interviews: 23rd November