We are looking for someone to join our team to help grow generous and financially sustainable churches.
This post is fixed term for four and half years and is full time - 35 hours (may consider 28 hours for the right candidate)
The Diocese of Leeds has been awarded partial funding for the post by the Church of England Giving Advisor Fund for a period of five years.
The Stewardship Officer will work alongside two other Diocesan Stewardship Officers to help parishes to achieve the levels of income they need to fulfil their mission objectives.
They will have the opportunity to develop online learning materials, hold instructional webinars and events and speak to church leaders and clergy, including senior clergy about all aspects of generosity and giving.
They will play a key role in ensuring clergy and church leaders are confident in growing and leading generous churches.
The successful candidate must be knowledgeable about the theological aspects underpinning generosity as an act of Christian discipleship.
They must be able to evidence that they have lead generosity initiatives in a Christian or Church context or other relevant Christian discipleship activities will be considered.
A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight 29 January 2023
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
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The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.
The Diocese of Leeds covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. This is one of the largest dioceses in England and its creation in 2014 was unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, housing a population of around 2,642,400. The Diocese has around 600 church buildings in 450 parishes and 240 Church of England schools and academies.
The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.
The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:
The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.
For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.
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