Diocese of Portsmouth, 1st floor, Peninsular House Wharf Road Portsmouth
Join us and support the work of the Diocese of Portsmouth’s strategic development as our new Senior Programme Manager.
You will be responsible for the strategic development and ongoing management of programmes, and creating programme initiation documents for submission to the National Church’s Strategic Mission and Ministry Investment Board working closely and in collaboration with the Archdeacons, the lead on Church Planting, and the lead on Pioneering for mission across the Diocese.
In Christ Jesus, the developing vision of the Diocese of Portsmouth is to be a humble and joyful church ‘in and for the world’; a courageous church which abides in Christ and seeks God’s Kingdom; a church in which younger and older people grow in faith, find their voice and, by God’s grace, offer their lives in service of God’s Kingdom.
Programme Review Gain an understanding of our current strategic projects and various resources and data, and report against these existing projects, current and anticipated outcomes, and expenditure, versus objectives, income and budget.
You will develop and introduce standardised strategic project management tools to foster consistency across projects, and you will implement the mechanisms by which lead and lag measures can be tracked.
Programme Development You will initiate our strategic transformation programmes – particularly church revitalisation and church planting – and you will coach stakeholders, encouraging change and culture development in a complex organisation.
Working closely with all responsible for delivering the projects, you will provide training and coaching to develop strategic leadership.
Programme Management You will be responsible for the day to day management of the programme and resolving any risks and issues that arise.
Change Management and Communications Working closely with the Communications Team you will develop a communications plan to ensure the strategic vision and supporting project streams are embedded across the diocese.
You will proactively seek out and share good news stories, build on positive feedback, and identify any barriers/resistance to change.
Resource Procurement and Financial Management You will develop funding bids to the National Church and others, as well as managing the programme budget, monitoring expenditure and costs.
You will be highly competent and have substantial experience of project management and developing strategic plans, and will be comfortable operating as a senior practitioner within a senior leadership team.
You will have a desire and ability to serve the church in the Diocese of Portsmouth. A person who shares our vision and, whilst not necessarily an Anglican, is a practicing Christian.
You will have experience of Information Technology, or Construction, or Engineering projects, ideally involving complex design, resourcing and scheduling considerations.
The Diocese of Portsmouth stretches across south-east Hampshire and includes the whole of the Isle of Wight. It has139 parishes, many diverse rural and urban communities and a wide range of churchmanship.
Bishop Jonathan Frost was installed in March 2022, and has shared his vision for the diocese – a place where all are invited into a life-enhancing encounter with Jesus Christ.
For further information on the role, please contact Archdeacon Stephen Daughtery on Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information.
We would love to hear from you if you think you could be our new Senior Programme Manager. Deadline for applications is Friday 5th May with interviews being held on Wednesday 17th May.