Part time 17.5 hours per week – two posts available
Fixed term for 6 years
Salary: £15-£17,500 pa. Salary dependent on experience.
Closing date: 17th January 2022
Interview date: January 2022
Start date: March 2022
Accountable to: Diocesan Programme Manager
This vacancy is subject to securing funding. A decision on this is imminent.
12.5 days holiday per year
Non-contributory pension scheme (AVC's may be made)
Free on-site parking at the office
The successful candidate will require their own transport with expensed travel to off-site meetings.
For an informal chat for further information, please contact Richard Gedge email@example.com
The Diocese of Liverpool is embarking on a Strategic Transformation Programme, a six-year step change initiative, encouraged by and in partnership with the Church Commissioners. During 2021 we have been undertaking a feasibility study prior to a significant Strategic Transformation Fund grant application (stage 1 October 2021, stage 2 February 2022). The aim of the programme is to implement prayerfully, and at pace, a clearly defined and widely owned Diocesan vision and plan for growth and a sustainable future.
Purpose of the role:
The aim of this role is to facilitate a programme of missional transformation in a deanery. You will be part of the Fit for Mission 2 programme delivery team with whom you will meet weekly for coordination and problem solving. The majority of the remainder of your time will be spent with deanery leaders.
This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who knows and loves the church, and wants to help her move forward for a sustainable future.
What we are looking for:
A capable and energetic change facilitator who will relish this challenge to help the Church of England in Liverpool on its growth journey, looking for more justice and a sustainable future. In this role you will join a small but diverse team (lay and ordained) who are working together to facilitate change in the diocese. You will have a passion to see the Church of England flourish and therefore be ready to tackle the big issues that face the church at grass roots level. This is not a straight forward job, but for the right person will make full use of interpersonal and technical experience to deliver a worthwhile result.
You will have a track record of getting the best results through calm, persistent engagement.
In terms of qualities you will be someone who:
You will facilitate and enable good decision making by the leaders of the churches in each deanery. You will provide energy, experience and process thinking to guide the team through a two-year intensive change period which includes leadership team development, discipleship culture development, lay leadership development, addressing buildings and pastoral reorganization. Some key tasks within this role will be to:
The post-holder will work closely with: Local church leaders (lay and ordained), the transformation manager and the comms team.
As a diocese we are on a trajectory, first defined in Bishop Paul’s paper ‘Fit for Mission’ (endorsed by Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council 2014) to have accountable, dynamic and missional leadership teams in every deanery. Bishops and Archdeacons are leading us forward to work more collaboratively across deanery-scale geography and to focus more time on four priority areas: introducing people to Jesus, deepening discipleship, developing Christian leaders and working for justice.
Our Fit for Mission 2 programme will help us develop a stronger discipleship culture, train and release lay leaders as well as plant more diverse worshipping communities. To facilitate this we will aim to rationalise structures and buildings.