Project Manager

Posted 12 days agoExpires in 27 days
£35,000.00 -£38,000.00 per annum Dependant on experience

The vision of Church of England Birmingham (CofEB) is ‘Growing churches at the heart of each community’. These churches will be diverse, welcoming, sustainable and vibrant; having a positive impact on their communities by demonstrating the love of God. We have recently been carrying out a review of our strategy and aligning all our projects to this. There are a wide range of projects within this strategy including new Christian communities, leadership formation and development projects, structural and governance projects, children and families engagement projects and much more. These projects are all led by passionate experts who are creative and engaged, but not always equipped with a project skill set.

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our Project Management Office (PMO). They will work with project leads to manage a number of projects to make sure they are well planned, financially robust and that they have everything in place to make the desired impact. The Project Manager will also work with other Project Managers, the Director for Strategic Transformation, the Transformation Programme Support Officer as well as other key staff, to ensure project reports feed into wider Governance structures and deliver on funder requirements.

This is an opportunity for someone who loves supporting teams in running projects efficiently and effectively to maximise their impact. Together we will see churches growing at the heart of communities making a real impact on the communities they serve.

The main elements the role will be to:

  • Manage a series of projects so they are run well and achieve the desired impact.
  • This will mean building strong relationships with project leads and key staff, holding their confidence and being able to persuade and influence.
  • Being responsible for the creation and updating of project plans, budgets, stakeholder and risk management documents and processes.
  • Envision, support, train and encourage local project leads.
  • Be part of the wider culture change process to embed a proper project culture within the organization.
  • Create reports and financial claims for funders.
  • Support problem solving on projects to enable outcomes to be achieved.
  • Support the roll out of new governance structures ensuring projects are fully integrated within this and create regular reporting.
  • Support with applications for new funding for projects.
  • Support with the general day to day operations of the PMO.
  • Create change requests for project as and when required and support their progress through the relevant structures.
  • Be an advocate for the faith, mission and ministry of The Church of England Birmingham and in particular the various change programmes and resulting culture change.


  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people combined with passion and enthusiasm for growing the church across our region
  • Ability to persuade and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, be able to assess priority and act accordingly
  • A good understanding of Project Management processes & methodologies (plans, risk, communications, reporting, finance)
  • Experience in managing projects. Preferably within a church or charity environment
  • Due to the need for high-level advocacy of the faith, mission and ministry of The Church of England, there is an occupational requirement for the person to be a practicing, Christian.
  • Supportive of the Church of England and a willingness to work within its frameworks.
  • Good verbal and written skills and able to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Confidence in using technology and social media.
  • Good self-awareness and the ability to reflect.
  • A friendly and warm persona with an ability to work well with a wide diversity of people.
  • A team player who will work to empower, support and encourage others.
  • A commitment to uphold current safeguarding legislation and best practice
  • A catalyst for mission and change.
  • Able to travel across the geographical area of the Birmingham Diocese.


The role is full-time, 35 hours per week for a fixed-term of 4 years (subject to funding)

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000.00 per annum depending on experience

Pension: 12% employer contribution into the Church Workers Pension Fund

Holidays: 25 days per annum, plus 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 discretionary days

The employer is the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF)

The role reports to the Director of Strategic Transformation

There is an occupational requirement that the postholder is a practising Christian. CofEB is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where all can be themselves. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and other services to support staff. We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented such as those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

For an informal conversation, please contact Steve Cook:

Closing date for the role is 30th October 2022

Interviews to be held from 11th November 2022