Generous Giving Officer (Inspiring Generosity)

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Circa £29 - 31k depending on experience

At the Diocese of York, we are striving to be a people who are “Living Christ’s Story”. Our mission and ministry relies on relies on thousands of people - lay and ordained, volunteer and paid - who contribute across the churches, parishes, schools and communities that make up the diocesan family.

We believe our vision will be made real through focusing on a strategy of ‘Revitalised Growth’. To this end, we are working on a range of initiatives under our goals of 'Reaching those we currently don't' and 'Growing churches of missionary disciples'. Our Generous Giving Team is an important part of this, promoting generosity which both nurtures and flows from this growth.

Practically, we need significantly to increase income flowing into parishes to support local mission and ministry. This in turn will enable parishes better to support the Diocesan Common Fund in its work of resourcing and enabling the ministry of every part of the diocese, including both deprived and prosperous communities.

We have an opportunity for a committed Christian to join our Generous Giving team, which is of crucial importance in achieving God’s mission in the Diocese of York. The team engages with the Church of England's national Generous Giving strategy through its two strands: ‘Mechanisms, Impact, explaining Need and building Trust’ (MINT); and ‘Inspire, Discipleship, Embed and Activate’ (IDEA).

The team will work with our churches to promote generosity and support those who teach it and implement the practical schemes that stem from it. As our new Generous Giving Officer, you will share in the work of liaising with local churches, while developing a distinct expertise on behalf of the team within the 'IDEA' strand of activity.

The role involves advocating for Christian giving in various ways across the diocesan family. More specifically, the role involves working with churches, helping them understand their own financial positions and giving profiles, and helping them develop approaches to embed generous giving. This will sometimes involve working with individual and small groups, and sometimes involve delivering training to groups.

You will be a committed Christian with a good understanding of the concepts of generosity, discipleship and sacrifice. You will have highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and be confident working with numerical and financial information. You will have good people skills, and be able to engage people on these issues, convey important messages, and influence action.

About this Process

Only applications made through the Pathways website can be accepted. Please make sure you complete your application in full.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 26 September 2022.

We plan to hold interviews at our York office on Wednesday 5 October 2022.

About the Diocese of York

With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation, as well as strengthening community life. The Diocese of York covers much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, the North Yorkshire Moors national park, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast. We are led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

We employ around 80 staff, of all faiths and none; the majority based at our large, modern office at Clifton Moor on the north side of York. Alongside our salary, holiday and pension package, benefits include a range of flexible working options, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Cycle to Work scheme. Our values reflect our Christian ethos, and we seek to foster a culture of engagement and collaboration. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.