Posted 13 days agoExpires in 6 hours
Salary £21,000 - £24,000, Pro-rata, depending on experience

Are you someone who would like to share the story of the Church of England in Devon through its website, social media, editorial content, newsletter and campaigns, reflecting the Diocese of Exeter’s vision to Grow in Prayer, Make New Disciples and Serve The People of Devon With Joy?

The role will involve managing and editing the Diocese website and producing the weekly e-newsletter and monthly prayer diary. You will work on marketing and mission campaigns across different departments in the Diocese. You will work with the other members of the communications team on annual publications (like the Diocese calendar.) You will provide press office cover and social media support as required.

The Diocese of Exeter is looking for someone with an eye for design and creative ideas about how to bring to life the work of the Church of England in Devon via our website, social media, magazine, mailings and campaigns.

We are looking for someone with editorial, website and design experience to manage our website and oversee production of our monthly magazine, prayer diary and other publications.

He or she will also work on marketing and mission campaigns across different departments in the Diocese, helping develop a brief and working with others to create an end product with maximum impact.

Social media will also play a big part in the role, working alongside other members of the Communications team to ensure the Diocese of Exeter has a strong voice and a listening ear in the social media sphere.

The successful candidate will be working with the Director of Communications and Engagement as part of a close-knit team.

The main duties and responsibilities for the role of Communications and Engagement Office will include:

  • Communicate the work of the Diocese, local churches and the national church to internal and external audiences via a range of communications channels.
  • Develop and deliver lively and engaging content across all appropriate channels to help bring the Diocesan vision to life.
  • Identify and act upon communications opportunities offered by Diocesan decisions and initiatives.
  • Manage the Diocese of Exeter website, making it engaging and user friendly.
  • Recognise and identify stories with audience value which underpin the diocese vision and turn them into content appropriate for use both inside and outside of churches.
  • Manage and develop the design and publications function of the team, including the magazine, prayer diary and other publications for internal and external audiences across the diocese.
  • Work as part of the Communications and Engagement team to ensure our social media channels are managed effectively.
  • Adapt to new social media trends as appropriate for use in a Church of England context.
  • Understand the diverse nature of audiences across the diocese and develop effective engagement strategies and communications models and styles.
  • Contribute to the work of the Communications & Engagement team and the mission of the diocese as a whole.
  • Work with other EDBF teams to develop new initiatives and campaigns.
  • Knowledge and application of basic media law including copyright.
  • Website management, uploading prepared content to diocese website.
  • Keep accurate notes, correspondence and records, and place on file as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they hold the following specifications:

  • Educated to at least A level with further qualifications in relevant field or relevant experience.
  • Experience of working in website management and publications design.
  • Experience of devising and implementing marketing campaigns.
  • Experience of writing for a magazine or newspaper and being involved in its publication.
  • Experience of working on a marketing or mission campaign.
  • Some market research experience.
  • Experience of working with external agencies.
  • Experience of writing content and updating web and social media platforms.
  • Experience of using analytics to inform web strategies and planning.
  • Proven organisational skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, using initiative to plan and prioritise workload and respond flexibly to circumstances.
  • Experience of working as a key member of a team demonstrating good interpersonal skills and a collaborative style of working.
  • Website management using WordPress.
  • Design skills using Indesign, Canva or similar software.
  • Able to follow a brief and show initiative, spotting opportunities and responding creatively.
  • Ability to identify and communicate key messages to different audiences.
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills; able to articulate a diverse range of concepts accurately and succinctly.

Please see the attached job description for further required specifications.

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.

For an informal chat about this role please contact: Chloe Axford, Director of Communications and Engagement: Tel 01392 294905 or 07889 523776, email

Please note the following dates:

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 22nd May 2022

Candidates Notified of Shortlisting: 26th May 2022

Interview Date: 10th June 202