Willesden Mission Enabler

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To be discussed at interview

The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.

The Willesden Mission Enabler will work closely with the Willesden Director of Mission in encouraging and enhancing the Mission of the Church in line with the objectives of the Diocese of London’s 2030 vision and the Area and Deanery Plans, to help churches live the 5 Anglican marks of mission.


The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community.

We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.


The LDF offers a supportive working environment, opportunity for career development and the following financial benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • 27 annual leave days to rise to 30 after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
  • Season ticket loans of public transport
  • Access to Benenden Health Insurance
  • EAP counselling through Health Assured
  • Up to £100 for eye test and contribution to spectacles
  • Two additional paid days for community volunteering

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Friday 3rd November


  • To work closely alongside the D of M, in developing, delivering and reviewing the Episcopal Area plan, within the 2030 Vision for London
  • To drive change and transformation management across the Area – working closely with Mission Support Officer, as well as the Diocesan Director of Strategy and Communications and the 2030 Vision Programme Manager.
  • To support parishes as they develop their Area’s mission and vision, including facilitating Vision Days and Mission Action Planning. Offer a menu of MAP planning tools.
  • To work with the Area Deans in the delivery of Deanery Mission Plans and initiatives.
  • To work with strategically with particular parishes and clergy from time to time. Aspects of this work may be able to be done in partnership with the Area’s Mission Support Officer if/ as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the DofMs strategic and creative thinking about how to help parish churches and other agencies develop their mission and ministry.
  • To help parishes access the mission support available from the Area’s Mission Support Officer, as well as the diocese’s 3 Ambition teams (Confident Disciples, Compassionate Communities, the Bishop of Islington’s Creative Growth (CCX) team) and 3 Priority teams (Growing Younger, Safer Churches, Racial Justice)
  • To provide advice and support to enable successful church planting and grafting, and New Worshipping Communities working closely with CCX, (in line with the goal of a new worshipping community in every parish by 2030)
  • To work with the 2030 Vision Programme Office to leverage use of good metrics for measuring numbers, impact and spiritual health that will support good strategic decision making.
  • To work actively with the Director of Ministry:
    • To ensure the necessary provision of training for missional engagement
    • To collate and promote useful sources for theological reflection on mission
  • To develop strategic prayer initiatives and prayer resources to support mission in the Area
  • To assist the DofM in initiating Focus Groups within Willesden to understand a variety of issues relating to the ambitions and priorities of the 2030 Vision. Particularly to ensure hidden voices are heard e.g. youth, 20-30s

• To develop an Action Team to lead the delivery of one of the ambitions/prioritys in the 2030 Vision in Willesden

Required characteristics:

  • Parish experience, ideally with experience of church planting and growth
  • A good eye for detail and process
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ability to handle pressure well
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring
  • A team player with experience of building and leading teams
  • Experience of developing and delivering MAPs
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in problem-solving
  • Wisdom in handling issues of pastoral complexity
  • High level of discretion and ability to keep confidentiality
  • Able to relate to churches of different traditions across the Episcopal Area
  • A demonstrable ability in strategic planning, in handling a diverse workload and in keeping to deadlines.
  • A high degree of people skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire and a track record of establishing credibility and respect from a range of clergy.
  • Experience and ability to enable ethnic diversity within churches and in their mission
  • An imagination and flair for problem-solving and innovation as we seek to ‘proclaim the faith afresh in [this] generation’.
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written.

The LDF is the employment body that serves and supports the Diocese of London and Church of England. The Diocesan of London comprises of c400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway. The Church of England in London is vibrant, growing and is at the heart of communities throughout the city and the purpose of the LDF is to support this work, seeking to use our resources to facilitate the ministry of our parishes and chaplains who seek to serve four million people.

The diocese has just launched a new 2030 vision, which outlines our priorities for the next 10 years. For an outline, please see our website: london.anglican.org/our-2030-vision