Transforming Church Mission Enabler

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We are looking for a creative, mission-focused individual who will quickly build relationships of trust in a variety of contexts resulting in effective, local mission plans.

Our ideal candidate is a highly-relational, strategic thinker with a passion for Christian mission at a local level and a commitment to supporting ‘growing churches at the heart of each community.’ If you feel that
you are a fit, we would love to hear from you. We would especially like to hear from those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

The Church of England Birmingham is an area that is young, culturally diverse, creative, dynamic and constantly changing. In all these changes, God is at work, inside and outside the church.

Since 2009, our Transforming Church strategy has guided us to be a more inclusive church that is growing ‘larger, wider, deeper and younger’ – a church that is a transforming presence at the heart of every community. Transforming Church has its heart in local parishes and in all forms of growth; numerical, spiritual and transformational.

Transforming Church Action Planning (TCAP) is an imaginative, accompanied process to support every worshipping community in creating their own Transforming Church Action Plan – a living document that sets out a worshipping community’s vision for the future and serves to direct missional activity over coming years – and joining them in a bespoke journey of prayer, listening, action and reflection.

As part of the Mission Support team, you will join other creative, passionate individuals each bringing expertise in the field of mission. You will work closely with the Transforming Church Mission Facilitator, who has responsibility for the project, and the Director of Mission Support.


To accompany parishes through a bespoke process of mission planning, across a variety of contexts and traditions, to realise our vision of ‘growing churches at the heart of each community’


  • Creatively facilitating the development of vision and TCAPs with parishes
  • Building positive, supportive relationships at a local level
  • Supporting and enabling fruitful implementation and evaluation of TCAPs
  • Developing and signposting to learning that inspires, encourages and supports
  • Offering relevant and appropriate resources for individual contexts
  • Other specific projects to support local mission as agreed or required by the Director of Mission Support or Transforming Church Mission Facilitator


  • A strategic mind with a proven ability to creatively respond to local missional opportunities
  • A friendly and warm character with an ability to build trust quickly with a diverse range of people
  • An understanding and experience of local, church-based mission
  • A natural ability to see the wider picture whilst also attending to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with a passion for sharing faith and envisioning others
  • An understanding and appreciation of a wide range of theological expressions and enthusiasm for their support and growth
  • An ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise accordingly
  • Experience of facilitating or creating plans for mission and evangelism
  • A commitment to collaborative team-working, with appropriate initiative and self-motivation
  • A commitment to promoting and modelling best practice in Safeguarding


  • Experience of working with under-represented communities
  • Experience of local mission in an Anglican context
  • Some understanding of the structures and traditions of the Church of England
  • Evidence of having brought about an element of change in a church or other organisation


  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is key to the success of the role
  • The post-holder will also need to be able to travel the breadth of the diocese

The Diocese of Birmingham is a wonderfully diverse area and we particularly welcome applications from candidates who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities we serve.


  • Full-time 35 hours per week for a fixed term of 3 years (subject to funding).
  • Part-time/flexible working maybe considered for the right candidate.
  • Salary £29,000 per annum.
  • Pension 12% employer contribution into the Church Workers Pension Fund.
  • This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references.
  • The role reports to the Transforming Church Mission Facilitator, playing a full part in the Mission Support team.
  • 25 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary Days
  • The employer is the BDBF (Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance)

All appointments to roles undertaking regulated activity are subject to pre-appointment checks, including a references and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check


The Church of England Birmingham is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where all can be themselves and bring their unique identity to their ministry and/or work.

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and other services to our staff teams.

We welcome applications from any individuals who feel that they meet the person specification for any post, in particular from those who are currently under-represented in or staff teams such as those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with visible or invisible disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQI+.

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment.

The Transforming Church Mission Facilitator, Damian Herbert, would welcome informal conversations about the role with prospective applicants. To arrange this, please contact Ellie Gull at

Closing date for applications: 20th March 2023

Interview date: w/c 27th March 2023

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