In the Diocese of Liverpool, we are working to be Fit for Mission, fit for the future. We successfully secured funding from the Church Commissioners and have begun an exciting six-year step change programme. This challenging programme involves meaningful change, changing culture, bringing diversity, growing leaders and rationalising admin.
We need you and your project and change management skills to make this happen successfully.
So if you think you can help create the conditions for the church to grow into a sustainable future, this is the exciting role for you.
Full time: 35 hours per week
Fixed term: 5 years
Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum depending on experience
Flexible location by agreement (office based at St James’ House, Liverpool L1 7BY)
What we offer:
The successful candidate will require their own transport with expensed travel to off-site meetings.
Closing date: 31st January 2023
Interview date: February 2023
For an informal chat for further information, please contact Richard Gedge firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be key to the success of the programme by managing key programme elements as well as project management aspects across the whole programme.
Some tasks included in the role are:
You will line manage some staff within the Fit for Mission team including staff working on communications, measurement, general admin and finance. There may be flexibility to oversee change related to other areas, including buildings and support services, depending on your background.
Planning and coordination
You will liaise regularly with the change facilitators of each deanery team about the next steps they should be taking. So you will need to have a good handle on the programme planning which you will develop as we progress. In this way you will ensure good coordination across the programme and especially with the deanery and diocesan teams. Keeping momentum is a key outcome of this role.
Scoping and documenting
You will develop, and support other team members to write, clear project documentation (project narratives, role descriptions, tracking and reporting documentation etc) so that all stakeholders are well informed and delivery takes place in an orderly manner.
You will ensure that our measurement framework reflects the goals of the programme (lead and lag), and ensure that measurement data is gathered and reported.
You will ensure that programme reports are available as required (monthly, quarterly and yearly) for both internal and external stakeholders.
You will represent the programme to stakeholders as required, particularly to those deaneries who are in future cohorts. You will also oversee the communications strategy and manage communications staff.
You will be part of the programme management team and support the board.
As well as ensuring cross-fertilisation of ideas and learning between deaneries, you will ensure cumulative learning is developed / documented.
You will work closely with the whole Fit for Mission team who are based both in deaneries and at the diocesan office.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a passionate, energetic transformation manager who will relish this challenge and want to work with a variety of people to bring about the change. You will need a track record of delivery and of enabling those around you to hit key deadlines and project milestones. You will bring your experience, creativity and fresh perspectives to offer a fresh dynamism to the teams you engage with. You will need to grasp the big picture while keeping the detailed work on the right track.
Working closely with the Diocesan Programme Manager, you will be expected to bring your own creative and fresh perspectives to ensure the best possible solutions and outcomes.
You’ll be someone who
Diversity and inclusion are very important to us at Liverpool Diocese and we want everyone to be themselves at work with a culture that includes everyone. Our policies ensure that every candidate and employee are treated fairly and with equal opportunities.
Knowledge of the structures and organisation of the Church of England
About Fit for Mission
As a diocese we are on a trajectory, first defined in Bishop Paul’s paper ‘Fit for Mission’ (endorsed by Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council 2014) to have accountable, dynamic and missional leadership teams in every deanery. Bishops and Archdeacons are leading us forward to work more collaboratively across deanery-scale geography.
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 five elements to this, and for each of them the programme will make available help and specialist resource:
For more information on Fit for Mission go to www.liverpool.anglican.org/fitformission
About the Diocese of Liverpool
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
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 www.liverpool.anglican.org