Communication and Engagement Support Officer

Posted 16 days agoExpires in 7 days
£22977 p.a.

We are looking for someone to join our Fit For Mission project team for 2 years who knows the importance of communicating well through change. You will use your comms expertise to support local church leaders, as well as the project team, with a wide range of communications from social media, to vlogs, to printed publications.

As the Communication and Engagement Support Officer you will provide clear and engaging communication across our diocese, bringing Fit for Mission to life through compelling storytelling. You will help make sure we offer clear and consistent messages about our Fit for Mission work.

A significant amount of this role will be supporting local church leaders to communicate and engage well with their specific local audience and contexts.

  • Create and publish engaging content across all communications platforms
  • Work closely with the project team, continuously identifying communication needs
  • Work closely with the Diocese Comms team to ensure the Fit for Mission sits alongside the wider Diocese of Liverpool communications.
  • Contribute to developing Fit for Mission’s core messaging,
  • Support both individual and groups of local leaders to create local communication strategies
  • Build a library of stories and images

We want someone who is passionate about the importance of communicating well thought through change. We need someone who is

  • A good listener
  • A self-starter able to use their initiative
  • Good at working with differing, and sometimes conflicting perspectives
  • Confident, adaptable, and has a strong work ethic
  • A team player, understanding their role in and amongst the team
  • Able to work flexible hours when needed to meet with church volunteers
  • Able to commute to and work from our office next to Liverpool Cathedral

What we offer:

  • A varied role with support to learn and to put your broad range of communication skills in to practice
  • You will be a part of a fun and friendly team with a shared sense of purpose
  • 25 days annual leave pro-rata, plus up to 3 days over the Christmas period
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions (additional voluntary contributions may be made)
  • Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance including flexible working around core hours in a 35-hour week
  • Employee discount in Cathedral shop and bistro
  • Free on-site parking, secure bike storage and easy access to public transport

Diversity and inclusion are very important to us at Liverpool Diocese and we want everyone to be themselves at work with a culture that includes everyone. Our policies ensure that every candidate and employee are treated fairly and with equal opportunities.

The Diocese of Liverpool is the Church of England in a corner of the north west with churches from Southport to Widnes; Wigan to Warrington and throughout the city of Liverpool all working their hardest to fulfil our vision of asking God for a bigger church making a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.

As we work towards that vision we have four priorities

  1. Introducing people to Jesus
  2. Deepening discipleship
  3. Developing Christian leaders
  4. Working for justice

The Diocese of Liverpool is embarking on Fit for Mission, a six-year strategic transformation programme to support our vision of asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference. The goal of Fit for Mission is to enable all parishes, church plants, fresh expressions, schools and chaplaincies to fulfil God’s mission and to make new disciples where they are.

The Fit for Mission programme will provide focus and support to work together to face the significant issues that hold back mission and growth.

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The diocesan offices provide essential support services to our parishes with many specialist staff offering expert support to our frontline parishes. We have a reputation for being a creative organisation securing national church backing for a range of innovative projects.

We are a small, supportive team offering a flexible approach. We have adopted a hybrid model balancing office based with home-based working. We are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. Diocesan staff have a strong working relationship with Liverpool Cathedral and our offices sit in the shadow of this magnificent iconic building.

For more information visit our website

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Laura Jones, Transformation Manager,

Closing date 29th May 2022. Interviews will be held on 6th or 7th June 2022.

Please apply through Pathways or by submitting a cover letter and CV to