Parish Giving Adviser (Developing Giving)

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£15,000 - Salary Band F

The Diocese of Hereford is committed to growing its Christian communities and needs motivated people to encourage and enable a Diocesan-wide spirit of generosity to secure resources to make this happen.

We are recruiting an energetic communicator to encourage and motivate church members and leaders to make giving easy, meaningful, and missional. The successful applicant will identify and champion all the mechanisms for making giving easy, demonstrating the need for and impact of supporting ministry and mission, and building trust with givers. The nature of the role means that there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian.

The post-holder will support deanery leadership teams, clergy, Parochial Church Councils, parish treasurers, churchwardens and other key lay leaders to help make giving easy (e.g. through online and contactless giving) and meaningful (i.e. planned and proportionate, and linked to legacies), by integrating effectively into the life of our churches the latest ways to give, and by encouraging and enabling them to identify key opportunities to do this.

This will include identifying and proactively sharing ideas about giving, staying abreast of technological solutions (in particular those developed by the National Church Institutions), developing local good practice, and communicating this regularly and effectively to help build confidence to embed generosity and enable the cultural shift which is at the heart of the Diocese’s Generous Giving strategy.

The post-holder will be the primary point of contact for parishes in the Ludlow Archdeaconry which stretches from the Welsh borders to Worcestershire and from the Telford suburbs to south Shropshire.

  • Ability to build volunteer networks and work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Sensitive encourager, able to get alongside and enthuse others, with the confidence to challenge entrenched positions
  • Persuasive and engaging communicator, able to influence at all levels within the Church with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude towards generosity
  • Ability to think innovatively and ‘outside the box’ to solve problems and develop solutions by listening and tailoring solutions to each situation
  • Willingness to participate in new initiatives and inspire people to engage with them
  • Confidence with interpreting data and using them to prioritise
  • Experience of Microsoft Office 365 suite including Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Pro-active and flexible approach to work, ability to progress key tasks independently as well as being able to collaborate with colleagues
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands on time, adhere to deadlines, and maintain good time-keeping