Insight and Learning Executive

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Church House, Westminster; ability to work from other locations in line with NCI Interim Hybrid Working Policy.
£37,018 per annum

Our aim is for everyone in the NCIs to feel that they belong and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. We are keen to bring maximum creativity and diverse problem-solving perspectives to bear on the opportunities and challenges as we develop and deliver our work in support of the Church and the NCIs.

The Vision and Strategy team has been established to support the whole Church in its embrace of and engagement with the national Vision and Strategy for the Church for the 2020s, and to support implementation of the Emerging Church programme. Its role is to support the whole church in engaging with and living out the emerging Vision and Strategy. The team is also the lead owner of the strategy within the NCIs, and therefore responsible for ensuring that the work of other teams within the NCIs is aligned to the strategy and helps ensure its delivery across the Church.

The team brings together existing responsibilities previously held in the Renewal and Reform team, the Evangelism and Discipleship team, and the Strategy and Development Unit integrating them into a coherent offer of support for all the key elements of the vision and strategy for the 2020s. The team will be responsible for ensuring implementation of the Emerging Church programme across the NCIs. The team consults on and manages the distribution of around £60 million per annum of national funding and oversees monitoring and management of progress made on projects funded by previous grants.

The team will champion the three strategic priorities of the strategy: missionary disciples, younger and more diverse, and mixed ecology.

Please note this role is being offered on a fixed term/secondment basis for 6 months, on a pro-rata basis.

As a Insight and Learning Executive, you will support the sharing of evidence and insights from our funding and from wider learning across the implantation of Vision and Strategy.

The role will involve creatively thinking about how people engage with learning and working closely with Vision and Strategy teams to write, provide and manage the delivery excellent resources and events which share learning and insight.

You will also support the wider Funding and Learning team in the lead up to significant governance meetings.

The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. This is a priority for the Archbishops. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Katherine Walakira at

Closing date for applications will be on Sunday 12th February 2023.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st February 2023.

We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role

  • Coordinate specific projects to communicate learning and insights to churches and networks and dioceses including visuals, blogs and deliver learning and resources using strategic infrastructure and approaches.
  • Research, writing and editing insight reports and web pages in jargon free content that show how dioceses, churches and networks are taking forward the vision and strategy and making a difference and what they’ve learned.
  • Work with the Learning and Infrastructure lead, analysts and the Grant Officers to create an accessible knowledge bank which collates evidence from the projects funded.
  • Arrange a prioritised programme of high-quality network learning events for churches and networks ranging from learning communities to small cluster gatherings and wider national events and conference.
  • Write communications for a focussed number of strategic networks and Vision and Strategy mailing lists facilitated by the team.
  • Keep databases up to date and GDPR compliant for churches and networks including relationship leads.
  • Work closely with the Learning and Infrastructure and Consultancy teams to create and annual plan for future events, webinar series and learning publications.

It will be expected that about 20% of working time would be used on cross team projects, most of which would involve offering for particular limited term groups. These groups would be decided together by the whole team and it would be expected that the line manager would sign off such requests.

The Requirements


  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proven track record in delivering with a clear understanding of diocesan, clergy and lay leaders
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Enthusiastic, organised, flexible and able to prioritise
  • Resilience with the ability to work under pressure, often to changing and competing demands
  • Ability to work autonomously, use own initiative and make decisions


  • Proven track record in working with wide range of stakeholders from senior leaders to engaging members of the public
  • A good understanding of the variety of tradition within the church and the importance of engaging across the breadth of this.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and committed to achieving results.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to command the respect of others.
  • Collaborative in approach.
  • Flexible in order to meet the demands of the post
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to establish positive working relationships with senior stakeholders and to represent the Directors to external partners.
  • Operates with discretion and integrity
  • An understanding and empathy with the structure and culture of the Church of England.


  • Degree level or professional qualification/experience relevant to the role

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

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Our emerging values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.