Director for Strategic Transformation

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 5 days
Around £59,000 depending on experience

The Diocese of York is a family of clergy, churches, schools and communities across over 400 parishes in North and East Yorkshire, playing an active role and bringing an important Christian dimension to life in the region.

We are striving to be a people who are “Living Christ’s Story”, a simpler, bolder, humbler church, which in its diversity reflects the communities it serves. That vision is about investing in people. It is also about simplifying systems and processes, to free up time to serve our neighbourhoods.

This new role is externally-funded; part of a significant Church Commissioners grant of £850,000 in Strategic Capacity Funding. This will help us implement our ambitious vision for growth across the diocese, championed by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

The new Director of Strategic Transformation is a key leadership appointment, responsible for ensuring delivery of the diocesan strategic plan, and driving the transformation programme that follows from that.

You will work with the collegial direction of the Diocesan Leadership Team, engaging with external funders and other stakeholders, and working with diocesan resourcing functions to ensure our activities are aligned with the vision.

You will drive the development of the diocese's strategic plan and transformation programme, working closely with senior clergy and lay leaders.

You will continue our work on designing and implementing an effective programme structure, with clear definitions of the projects necessary to deliver the vision.

You will ensure dependencies are managed, that constraints are identified and overcome, and that risks are mitigated.

You will lead on delivery of our 'Transforming Structures and Finances' workstream.

You will create and engender a change culture across the diocese that energises participants in a hope-filled journey of change.

You will be a senior leader, with a proven track record of successfully planning and delivering transformational change.

You will be a strong analytical thinker and strategist, skilled in programme and project management.

A committed Christian, you will have an understanding of how to support the mission and ministry of the Church, and will be an exceptional communicator who can inspire and empower others.

About this Process

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andy Richardson, HR Manager, in the first instance:

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

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 July 2022.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in York on Friday 22 July 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, two National Parks, 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.

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