Stewardship (Generous Living) Officer

Posted 19 days agoExpires in 8 days
Lincoln
Permanent
£35000

We are recruiting for a new Stewardship team, to work within the Mission Team as well as relating closely to the Finance Team. These posts are a development of a previous single post because of the needs of the Diocese and the current low level of giving (one of the lowest in the Church of England).

There are to be two new posts, each of which will be the primary point of contact for Stewardship work within our Archdeaconries.

You will work with parishes to identify and release the resources necessary to find mission locally, and within the wider diocese through Parish Share.

The role of the Stewardship Officer is to help parishes implement ways of improving levels of giving as part of the Diocesan strategy of growth. This is within an overall context of discipleship and stewardship in the diocese of Lincoln, as a key part of promoting a culture of generosity in response to the generous love of God.

The hours are 37.5 per week. It will be necessary for the persons appointed to work flexibly, including evenings and occasional weekends. The posts will be home-based, with a ‘hot desk’ at Edward King House.

There is an Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to have a clear and demonstrable Christian faith in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Due to restrictive public transport in Lincolnshire there is also a requirement to be able to drive and have use of a car.

NB: We are recruiting for two full-time equivalent posts but are willing to be flexible in terms of working hours. The team may be composed of a mix of full and part-time members.

Interviews will be held at Edward King House on 30 October 2018

We are recruiting for a new Stewardship team, to work within the Mission Team as well as relating closely to the Finance Team. These posts are a development of a previous single post because of the needs of the Diocese and the current low level of giving (one of the lowest in the Church of England).

There are to be two new posts, each of which will be the primary point of contact for Stewardship work within our Archdeaconries.

Please follow the link for more information about the Diocese of Lincoln http://www.lincoln.anglican.org

  • To procure, design, share and deliver information and resources to clergy and people in the parishes in the area of Stewardship
  • To be part of the Mission Team’s work of encouraging incumbents to give developing individual and corporate discipleship a high priority within parish programmes
  • To encourage the adoption of an attitude of planned giving across the diocese, including promotion of the Parish Giving Scheme
  • To support other diocesan staff as together we work towards an increase in the Parish Share’s contribution to the diocesan Budget, and an improvement in its collection rate
  • It is expected that you will spend a considerable amount of time spent ‘out and about’ in parishes
  • To procure, design, share and deliver information and resources to clergy and people in the parishes in the area of Stewardship
  • To be part of the Mission Team’s work of encouraging incumbents to give developing individual and corporate discipleship a high priority within parish programmes
  • To encourage the adoption of an attitude of planned giving across the diocese, including promotion of the Parish Giving Scheme
  • To support other diocesan staff as together we work towards an increase in the Parish Share’s contribution to the diocesan Budget, and an improvement in its collection rate
  • It is expected that you will spend a considerable amount of time spent ‘out and about’ in parishes

What we offer:

The diocesan offices of Edward King House are situated by the medieval Bishop’s Palace in the historic Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. Edward King House was formerly the home of Bishop Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln between 1885 and 1910. A beautiful Grade II-listed building, a feature of Edward King House is St Hugh’s Chapel, which provides the setting for regular services.

The diocesan offices are overlooked by the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral and they are close to Lincoln Castle, home of the 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest, plus many shops, eateries and further places of local history and interest.

Other benefits include:

  • Annual leave of 25 days per annum, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Up to 4 non-contractual days of holiday gifted between Christmas and New Year (when the offices are closed)
  • A half-day holiday on Maundy Thursday
  • Competitive pension scheme with Royal London
  • Life insurance of three times annual salary
  • Occupational sick pay (staged) after 6 months
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Daily Eucharist held in St Hugh’s Chapel, which is optional for all staff
  • Supported continuing professional development linked with job role and professional development
  • Weekly social gathering for staff (‘Coftea’)