Are you a creative thinker with a track record of leading teams to drive change?
The Diocese of Liverpool is looking for a talented individual who will help us to utilise our assets
You will oversee a small, dedicated team looking at a range of development activities including how we :-
You will be a great negotiator and skilful listener as you will engage with a whole host of interested stakeholders from the concerned congregant to the community planner and interested developer.
You will need to create and drive process, helping everyone make progress and stay on track. You and your team will oversee site option appraisals, liaise with agents and developers while maintaining good project governance and budget management.
It’s an important role but you will find a supportive, capable senior leadership team surrounding you with their skills and experience. We can guarantee this will be a rewarding and exciting role for the right person.
You can find the full job description below.
Interested? Then complete the application, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively give Richard Gedge, Diocesan Programme Manager a call on 07758 466 743 for an informal chat.
The Diocese of Liverpool has a number of under-used historic assets and some assets that are no longer needed. This role will give oversight to three development aspects relating to those assets, working with and through a small staff team:
1. Asset realisation. We have a small but steady stream of emerging assets for disposal/income-generating alternative use, as parishes rationalise their buildings. We are looking for someone who, working with appropriate development agents, can scope and land the right deal for the Diocese of Liverpool ensuring that the sites continue to support our desire for good community development.
2. Income generation. Identify and nurture potential income generation options to increase the midweek usage of church buildings and church halls so that they become both economically more self-sustaining and community hubs to a greater extent.
3. Asset development. Reordering projects relating to churches and halls that will be retained, or schemes on existing sites to deliver new worship facilities alongside other uses.
The post-holder will manage, and provide additional resource as required to, a small staff team whose roles are as follows:
The key responsibilities/tasks associated with this role are:
Indirect responsibilities/tasks (mainly delivered by the team members but with oversight by postholder):
Governance and legal
The Diocese of Liverpool is looking to make the most of the under used and assets no longer required in a strategic manner. We need:
About the Diocese of Liverpool
The Diocese of Liverpool is the Church of England in a corner of the north west with churches from Southport to Widnes; Wigan to Warrington and throughout the city of Liverpool all working their hardest to fulfil our vision of asking God for a bigger church making a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.
As we work towards that vision we have four priorities
The diocesan offices provide essential support services to our parishes with many specialist staff offering expert support to our frontline parishes. We have a reputation for being a creative organisation securing national church backing for a range of innovative projects.
We are a small, supportive team offering a flexible approach. We have adopted a hybrid model balancing office based with home-based working. We are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. Diocesan staff have a strong working relationship with Liverpool Cathedral and our offices sit in the shadow of this magnificent iconic building.
Liverpool Diocese is committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment.
For more information visit our website www.liverpool.anglican.org
About Fit for Mission
As a diocese we are on a trajectory, first defined in Bishop Paul’s paper ‘Fit for Mission’ (endorsed by Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council 2014) to have accountable, dynamic and missional leadership teams in every deanery. Bishops and Archdeacons are leading us forward to work more collaboratively across deanery-scale geography.
The Fit for Mission programme will provide focus and support to work together to face the significant issues that hold back mission and growth.
Fit for Mission will support each deanery in the Diocese of Liverpool to create their own future. There are five elements to this, and for each of them the programme will make available help and specialist resource:
For more information on Fit for Mission go to www.liverpool.anglican.org/fitformission