Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.
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 2020. The three priorities of the strategy are to become younger and more diverse, a church of missionary disciples where a mixed ecology of many forms of church is normal. Its role is to support the whole church in engaging with and living out the emerging Vision and Strategy.
The team is the lead owner of the strategy within the National Church Institutions (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 Vision and Strategy team consults on and manages the distribution of around £100 million per annum of national funding and helps the delivery of projects funded by previous grants. The team also supports the implementation of a number of complex change programmes.
As Programme Office Manager, you will lead the Programme Management Office for Vision and Strategy and the Emerging Church of England programme, managing governance arrangements, risk, reporting of metrics and milestone planning.
You will support the Co-Directors in planning and governance for the Vision and Strategy team, including oversight of the project portfolio and business planning. You will have the opportunity to lead specific projects within these programmes of work
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and disabled people.
For an informal conversation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications will be on the Tuesday 11th April 2023.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th April 2023.
In return 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.
Within the Vision and Strategy team, about 20% of working time would be used on cross team projects, most of which would involve offering for particular limited term groups. This role is by its nature a cross team role supporting such projects.
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 NCI values
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 email@example.com.
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