CCX Creative Growth Project Manager

Posted 26 days agoExpires in 13 days
The Old Deanery, Deans Court London
Employee
£42,000

The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication (“CCX”) supports the work of the Bishop of Islington, a suffragan bishop of the London Diocese. We are a missional centre that is designed to be agile and on the edge of the institution, serving the whole church. CCX has three teams supporting church planting and church growth work in London, nationally and online.

Nationally, CCX has a vision of a step change in renewal and growth throughout the church in England, represented by Myriad. The Myriad programme aims to embed this vision at the heart of the national church’s formal agenda, to inspire a response in all dioceses.

In London, CCX leads the diocese’s Creative Growth ambition of creating new worshipping communities by offering support for church planting and growth across the diocese.

In order to inspire, provoke, train, and resource at scale, we have developed a content delivery platform known as CCX Media with a team dedicated to the delivery of our wide range of resources including videos, online courses, livestreams, ebooks, and print books.

The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.

The Creative Growth Project Manager is responsible for managing the Creative Growth ambition to its successful delivery. They will work closely with the Creative Growth Lead to plan, monitor and deliver the ambition’s outcomes.

This is an exciting and diverse role for a highly organised and practical professional. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can manage, monitor, and help deliver the growth agenda of the Diocese of London in cooperation with a team of skilled planters, pioneers, and practitioners.

The post holder will co-ordinate a series of projects across the diocese as well as planting efforts involving resource churches, revitalisations, new congregations, missional communities, and estates.

The post holder will need to effectively balance multiple demands and be keen to put their own stamp on a role that promises something different every day.

The right person will be able to take on current systems and use their organisational abilities to develop the role and source innovative ways of working to support the wider work of the organisation. They will also need to handle effective professional relationships and confidently represent CCX.

This is a full-time role.

Principal

  • Day to day management of the ambition projects, proactively monitoring overall progress and ensuring that individual projects and the overall programme deliver to the appropriate quality, time and budget.
  • Manage and resolve risks and issues that arise, initiating corrective action as appropriate.
  • Effective co-ordination of all projects and their interdependencies, both within and external to the ambition.
  • Support the design and implementation of mechanisms by which lead and lag measures can be tracked.
  • Manage third party contributions to the programme (partners, other agencies, consultants etc).
  • Support the implementation of the ambition’s governance framework, including the approach to effective planning, monitoring, and delivery of the programme’s outcomes.
  • Responsible for report progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Programme Board, and key funders including tracking the delivery of outputs and outcomes.
  • Assess the influences, interests and attitudes of the key stakeholders and align the communication and engagement plan accordingly.
  • Proactive stakeholder engagement, building on positive feedback and identifying any barriers/resistance to change.
  • Track how well changes are being delivered and monitor the capacity of the organisation to cope with the level of change being introduced.
  • Manage the programme budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against the outcomes to be realised as the programme progresses.
  • Liaising and working directly with the Diocese of London’s 2030 Vision team and other ambitions and priorities.
  • Pray regularly for the work of CCX as the foundation for the growth and multiplication.
  • Participate in regular prayer times and occasionally lead team prayer and team meetings.
  • The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role.

Essential

  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of a range of software packages such as MS Office, G Suite and project management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from different parts of the church with different traditions, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of enabling organisational change through project management and embedding these changes firmly in an organisation.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to bring order to complex situations and find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Proven ability to lead large scale engagement programmes featuring a diverse range of stakeholders from different disciplines and with differing viewpoints.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects, including risk and issue management.
  • Change management skills and the ability to promote good practice, deal with conflict and address any barriers or resistance to change.
  • Ability to think strategically and act pragmatically; able to produce plans and deliver results without losing sight of the strategic context.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to tailor words and pictures to different audiences and present credibly to senior leadership teams.

Aptitudes and abilities

  • Identifies with the CCX purpose to cultivate growth in the church through multiplying disciples and Christian communities.
  • Identifies with and understand the vision of CCX to provoke, inspire, catalyse, equip, and resource individuals and churches to reach new people, in new and renewed ways with the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Church of England and Diocese of London
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good listening and question asking skills.
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.

Personal attributes

  • Initiative and curious.
  • Positive outlook.
  • Honesty and reliability.
  • Willingness to pray with planters when appropriate.
  • Enthusiasm for a high-paced, entrepreneurial, team-oriented environment.
  • Adaptability and willingness to get involved with all parts of the ministry.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level of equivalent.
  • Programme and project management certifications or substantial experience of managing programmes and projects in a complex environment.

The LDF exists to support the mission of the Church of England in London. The principal activity of the London Diocesan Fund is to operationally and practically serve and support the parishes and people within the Diocese of London, enabling the vision that every Londoner will encounter the love of God in Jesus Christ.