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’
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 20th March 2023
Interview date: w/c 27th March 2023