Learning Delivery and Infrastructure Lead

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Hybrid - remote working and London
Employee
£47,941 - £51,549 per year (after probation)

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Vision and Strategy team has been established to support the whole Church in its embrace of, and engagement with the national Vision and Strategy for the Church for the 2020s which has three strategic priorities: missionary disciples, younger and more diverse, and mixed ecology.

This is a key role to lead the sharing of evidence and insights from our funding and from wider learning across the Vision and Strategy team. It will involve thinking creativelyabout how people engage with learning, and using technology to support this.

You will work across Vision and Strategy teams to lead on the delivery of excellent resources and events which share learning and insight, to enable churches and dioceses to focus resources where they have impact.

This is a fixed term contract expected to last for 6 months, with the possibility of extension subject to review.

The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.

We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.

To arrange an informal conversation please contactdavid.bright@churchofengland.org

Interviews are expected to be held on Tues 19th July (PM) or Weds 20July (AM).

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role

  • Lead the planning and delivery of learning and insight from the Vision and Strategy team to churches, networks and dioceses through a range of visual and audio resources, and a prioritised range of learning networks, communities and webinars.
  • Ensure the work of the Impact and evidence lead and analysts is consolidated and shared in a variety of formats and resources for different audiences, to help guide the NCIs and the wider Church of England on what works to deliver the six bold outcomes.
  • Collaborating within the team and across the NCIs and with other networks to consolidate and share learning leading the delivery of an annual plan for sharing learning, working closely with the consultancy teams on content, and with support from operations teams on mailing lists.
  • Lead and advise on the approach to using and developing the strategic infrastructure needed to support and deliver learning, working closely with the Head of Stakeholder Communications and Head of Digital.
  • Lead the development of digital infrastructure that supports learning and engagement such as the Everyday Faith portal, online learning portals (such as Leading in Evangelism) and a resource hub website which hosts and signposts to resources that support churches in delivering the vision and strategy priorities.
  • Develop in collaboration with the Churches and Networks team and deliver with the support of the Insight and Learning executive and Operational Support team a prioritised and focussed programme of high-quality network learning events for diocese, churches and networks ranging from learning communities to small cluster gatherings and wider national events and conference.

It will be expected that about 20% of working time would be used on cross team projects, most of which would involve offering for particular limited term groups. These groups would be decided together by the whole team and it would be expected that the line manager would sign off such requests.

The Requirements

Essential

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proven track record in delivering with a clear understanding of people we are aiming to reach
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Enthusiastic, organised, flexible and able to prioritise
  • High resilience with the ability to work under pressure, often to changing and competing demands
  • Ability to work autonomously, use own initiative and make decisions

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Proven track record in understanding how a wide range of stakeholders and audiences from senior leaders to members of the public, learn.
  • An understanding of and best use of digital technology and learning infrastructure, to support the dissemination of learning.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and committed to achieving results.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to command the respect of others.
  • Collaborative and collegiate in approach.
  • Flexible in order to meet the demands of the post
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to establish positive working relationships with senior stakeholders and to represent the Directors to external partners.
  • Operates with discretion and integrity
  • An understanding and empathy with the structure and culture of the Church of England.

Education:

Degree level or professional qualification/experience relevant to the role

Desirable:

  • A good understanding of working in a church context and the importance of engaging across the breadth of this.
  • Experience of managing people, either in terms of people or project management.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.

As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves.