Data and Reporting Analyst

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£10,000 (2days) - £12,500 (2.5days) (£25,000 FTE)

Part-time 2 to 2.5 days (14 - 17.5 hrs) per week

Fixed term: 5 years

Salary: £10,000 (2days) - £12,500 (2.5days) (£25,000 FTE)

Accountable to: Diocesan Programme Manager

25 days pro rata holiday per year + pro rata bank holiday + 3 extra days at Christmas

Flexible working by agreement

Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing

Non-contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions (additional voluntary contributions may be made)

Free on-site parking, bike storage and easy access to public transport

Start date: As soon as possible.

For an informal chat for further information, please contact Richard Gedge

You will be the data and analytics expert on the team, and your key responsibilities will include:

  • gather, analyse and creatively report project data relating to churches in Fit for Mission and other projects. Make data useful and fun for teams in our churches as well as for project governance groups.
  • manage financial reporting and forecasting across a small number of key projects including Fit for Mission. You will also manage quarterly claims to the church commissioners and then ensure finance flows to parishes as agreed.

In addition, you may be asked to undertake some other project tasks of a similar nature.

You will work with the Fit for Mission delivery team, and one or two other project managers, and also have interaction with key people in church teams. You will join a supportive culture that values work-life balance, including flexible working around your agreed number of work hours a week.

What we are looking for:

An experienced, capable and energetic finance and data analyst who will relish this challenge to help the Church of England in Liverpool on its growth journey, looking for more justice and a sustainable future.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is very competent with Microsoft Excel, and familiar with finance packages (we use Xledger)
  • thinks strategically about data, collecting what is useful, and informative
  • is able to find the story in the data, and is good at articulating it to others with recommendations
  • has a love of data that is infectious to those who do not yet use it effectively
  • has a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • is naturally inquisitive, and likes solving problems

Essential Requirements

  • Excel advanced user
  • Data analysis and creative reporting experience
  • Experience using Excel for finance control
  • Good communicator, can make data interesting and understandable
  • A person of integrity who can keep absolute confidentiality
  • Ability to take responsibility to ensure tasks are completed – a completer-finisher
  • Min 5 GCSE at grade C or above which demonstrate ability in English and Maths.
  • A pedant for detail and accuracy
  • Able to occasionally work flexible hours to meet with church volunteers in locations across Liverpool Diocese
  • Supports the Diocesan vision: 'we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world'.

Desirable Requirements

  • Financial management experience
  • A member of the Church of England.
  • Experience in the voluntary sector.
  • Knowledge of the structures and organisation of the Church of England.
  • A Level / BTEC qualifications

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Liverpool Diocese is committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment.

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

About Fit for Mission

The Diocese of Liverpool is embarking on Fit for Mission, a six-year strategic transformation programme to support our vision of asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference. The goal of Fit for Mission is to enable all parishes, church plants, fresh expressions, schools and chaplaincies to fulfil God’s mission and to make new disciples where they are.

The Fit for Mission programme will provide focus and support to work together to face the significant issues that hold back mission and growth.

Fit for Mission will support each deanery in the Diocese of Liverpool to create their own future. There are six elements to this, and for each of them the programme will make available help and specialist resource.

  1. A focus on developing our discipleship culture through training and support, including delivering ‘Cultivate’, a successful Local Missional Leadership programme. Resulting in hundreds of newly planted worship communities and justice initiatives.
  2. Creating core support-services in deaneries to support and resource your mission
  3. Creating missional leadership teams of lay and ordained people over larger areas with responsibility for specific mission and worship communities.
  4. Developing agreed mutual support and accountability structures for all leaders.
  5. Work towards each deanery having one or two Larger Parishes. Fewer parishes, but more worshipping communities and more justice initiatives. Less bureaucracy, more mission. With a local strategic approach, more diversity of worship will be possible.
  6. Making sure buildings are fit for purpose, with buildings expertise available to assist in making good decisions on use, investment, or closure.

Earth Justice is integral to Fit for Mission, being high on the priorities of young people, as well as a mandate set out by national synod. The Diocese of Liverpool has a strategy that sets out how we propose to meet our carbon net zero targets by 2030. This reinforces our objective to be a sustainable flourishing church equipped for the future.

For more information on Fit for Mission go to