SDF Project Support Officer

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We are seeking a Strategic Development Funding Project Support Officer to support the delivery of the strategic programme, under the wider Barnabas portfolio. This is fixed term for a period of 3 years.

The SDF Project Support Officer will work alongside the Strategic Programme Manager and Director of Church Revitalisation. This is fixed term for a period of 3 years.

They will have the opportunity to work alongside senior staff, project leaders, and church teams to ensure that there are the necessary resources and support in planting more worshipping communities, delivering outcomes, and meeting major project milestones. They will also encourage collaboration and sharing of best practices across various programmes.

They will play a key role in working on in-flight and planned strategic projects governed through three boards, namely the 5 Resource Churches, Intern Programme, Holy Trinity Boar Lane, Student Mission, Fountains Resource Church, and 6 Resourcing Churches, with notional dates ranging from Jan 2018 to Dec 2026.

The successful candidate must have excellent project management skills, with experience of delivering complex projects on time and within budget, strong analytical skills and the ability to prioritize initiatives based on strategic objectives and available resources, excellent communication skills, and with the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Closing Date for Applications: 5th June

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact

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The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

The Diocese has undergone a significant period of change since its formation in 2014. As part of its aim to ensure long-term sustainability and financial stability, the diocese has applied for and received strategic development funding (SDF) to increase spiritual and numerical growth, in line with its vision for confident Christians, growing churches, and transforming communities.

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

Love God, the world and one another.

Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,

Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

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