Social Action Development Lead Officer

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£14,632.80pa, 21 hours

As part of Together Liverpool’s Network of Kindness this job will champion social justice throughout the Diocese of Liverpool. You will be part of an energetic team that is networking social action initiatives in order to increase the number, range, impact, and quality of faith-based projects within parishes, as part of the Diocese’s vision for a Bigger Church, Bigger Difference. You will achieve it through supporting deaneries and parishes to complete asset audits, community surveys, developing the Next Steps Learning Community and Community of Practice. But, most importantly by sharing and spreading kindness through your practice as an activist and by collaborating with others.

We’re committed to building a team that looks like the communities we work with. Because of that we particularly welcome applications from under-represented people-groups.

  • To build relationships across deanery and parish level in order to best support them in their social action work.
  • To build on our existing network of Champions, Projects and Hubs by engaging and networking socially active people and churches at different levels: by geography, topic, demographic and / or clergy/laity.
  • To work with Together Liverpool and the Diocese of Liverpool to monitor and report on social action projects as part of the Network of Kindness across the Diocese of Liverpool area.
  • To enable diverse faith communities working together to foster mutual coordination and understanding, working together in particular on areas of social justice such as asylum, addiction recovery and basic human rights.

We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to social action as well as being able to help us deliver on the next stage of the Network of Kindness development through our Next Steps Learning Community and Community of practice.

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 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
  • 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.

About Together Liverpool

Together Liverpool aims to equip churches, communities and charities to bring hope, resources and support to their neighbours, so they can make a bigger difference in their communities.

We were formed in 2013 as a Joint Venture between the Diocese of Liverpool and the Together Network. We work across the whole of the Diocese of Liverpool – including Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton, Warrington, Wigan, West Lancashire and Liverpool.

Through our work we aim to:

  • Encourage and support more social action through creating a network of kindness
  • Work in partnerships to tackle and prevent the root causes of poverty
  • Connect and promote social action activities which generate community and social inclusion

About the Diocese of Liverpool

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 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 discussion about this role please contact James Green on

Closing date 3rd July 2022. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th July 2022.