Digital Giving Adviser

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Church House 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury
Employee
Salary: £28,513 - £29,906 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Diocese of Chester is looking to recruit a Digital Giving Adviser as part of our Department for Outreach.

This is a fixed term position, initially for a period of 5 years.

You will work as part of the Department to support local churches as they encourage generosity and giving, with a particular emphasis on helping them to adopt digital means of giving.

An Occupational Requirement exists for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act, 2010.

Applications must be made by downloading the application form from the diocesan website at https://www.chester.anglican.org/support-services/job-vacancies/other-vacancies/ and not by applying via Pathways.

Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs E A Geddes, Diocesan Director of Human Resources preferably by email to liz.geddes@chester.anglican.org

Or by post to Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Warrington, WA4 4GE.

Closing date: Sunday 14th November 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Job Title: Digital Giving Adviser

Responsible to: Director of the Department for Outreach

Salary: £28,513 - £29,906 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Hours of Work: Full time 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, occasional evenings and weekends)

Place of Work: The offices of the Diocese of Chester, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4GE with regular travel around the parishes within the Diocese of Chester.

Job Profile: The Digital Giving Adviser will work with the Christian Giving Adviser as part of the Outreach team to inspire and support the parishes of Chester Diocese in encouraging generosity and giving, in particular by enabling them to grow in their willingness and ability to take advantage of digital means of giving.

Aims of the role:

  • To enable the development of a growing culture of generosity within the churches of the Diocese of Chester.
  • To enable individual churches to make increasing use of digital forms of giving, appropriate to their context.
  • To have a positive impact on churches’ financial situations; and thereby to enable them to contribute, through their Parish Share, to the resourcing of local mission and ministry by the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Core Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with the Diocesan Director of Outreach, the Christian Giving Adviser and the rest of the Outreach Team to encourage, inspire and promote the Five Marks of Mission across the Diocese of Chester, with a specific focus on generosity and giving as part of Christian discipleship
  • To assist parishes in encouraging generosity and giving as part of Christian discipleship
  • To advise on practical ways of encouraging awareness of means of giving, including stewardship initiatives.
  • To promote and enable the introduction of new digital means of giving, including the further use of standing orders, website giving pages, contactless giving, the use of online giving platforms such as Give a Little.
  • To maintain and publicise teaching resources that promote generosity as part of Christian discipleship and lifestyles, including audio-visual material, drawing on best practice elsewhere.
  • To contribute to the development of diocesan strategy for encouraging generosity
  • To be an active part of the National Giving Advisers Network
  • To gain and keep up to date a detailed understanding of:

The developing diocesan strategy on ministry and mission.

Effective approaches to promoting generosity and giving in contexts found within the Diocese of Chester

National and regional networks of those involved in stewardship and giving.

The successful candidate will have the ability to build good relationships across different ages and backgrounds; to communicate clearly and compellingly about Christian giving, to small groups and to larger numbers; and to develop competence in technology involved in digital giving.

An Occupational Requirement exists for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act, 2010.

The work of the Chester Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) is operated from within Church House and is located at Daresbury Park, Warrington.

The DBF is the body which oversees the central financial and administrative work of the Diocese of Chester, provides support, teaching and trained personnel to advance the mission and ministry of the parishes within the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and the mission and ministries of the bishops of the Diocese.

The DBF is part of the Church of England, the established Church of the land, which proclaims Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and aims to proclaim the Kingdom of God in an open way to all people, of all races, cultures and backgrounds.

For many posts within the Diocese those who are not members of the Church of England are welcome to apply. We respect their right to express different religious and philosophical opinions but require them, as employees of the Diocese, to respect our ethos as an Anglican Christian organisation and not to undermine it. These posts will require the post-holders to be in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Church of England.

Some posts may include an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act, 2010. Where this applies the recruitment documentation will state this.

The Diocese of Chester is in the province of York in the Church of England, part of the global Anglican Communion. For more information about our life, ministry and work please visit our website www.chester.anglican.org We are linked with the Anglican Church of Melanesia in the Solomon Islands and the Dioceses of Aru and Boga in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Diocese covers an area of 1025 square miles, approximately the old Victorian County of Chester, including parts which subsequently became absorbed into Merseyside and Greater Manchester. The Rivers Mersey and Tame approximately delineate the boundary with Liverpool and Manchester. There are areas of dense urban population, mainly in the north, stretching from Birkenhead to East Manchester. There are prosperous suburban regions of West and South Wirral, Chester and south of Manchester, with a mainly rural heartland, bounded by the Derbyshire Pennines and the Welsh Border. The overall population is around 1.6 million.

The diocesan bishop is Mark Tanner. He is supported by two suffragan bishops: the Bishop of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty and the position of Bishop of Stockport, Sam Corley.

The diocesan bishop is Mark Tanner. He is supported by two suffragan bishops: the Bishop of Birkenhead and the of Bishop of Stockport (both positions are currently vacant).

The diocesan bishop designate is Mark Tanner. The diocesan bishop of Chester is supported by two suffragan bishops: the Bishop of Birkenhead is Keith Sinclair and the position of Bishop of Stockport is currently vacant.

The Cathedral for the Diocese is in Chester.

The Diocese is divided into two archdeaconries: Chester covering the western half and Macclesfield the eastern, each with nine deaneries. There are 273 parishes, about 100 of which can be described as rural. Compared with many dioceses, there are few teams, and few multi-parish benefices. There are approximately 231 stipendiary clergy. The ministry of Readers and Pastoral Workers is important, with over 400 licensed. The role of self-supporting ministers is increasing, with over 80 in post at present.

Roughly speaking, the Archdeaconry of Macclesfield covers that part of the diocese to the east of the M6, plus the area around Crewe and Nantwich. The Archdeaconry of Chester covers the rest of the diocese to the west of the M6. Each archdeaconry has a broad mix of urban and rural parishes. The Archdeacon of Chester lives in Chester, and the Archdeacon of Macclesfield lives in Congleton. Both now work from Church House, Daresbury.