The Strategy and Development Unit has a unique role in providing consultancy support to diocesan senior leadership teams on their strategies to grow the mission and ministry of the Church of England, and in advising the Archbishops’ Council on the distribution of around £50 million per annum of funding generated by the Church Commissioners.
This includes a major grant-making programme of £24m per annum of Strategic Development Funding to support diocesan growth projects, and £24m per annum of Lower Income Communities Funding, provided via a formula to support mission and church growth in 25 dioceses.
As well as our involvement in the distribution of funding, our Unit plays a key role in evaluating the delivery of the grant programmes. We seek to share learning between senior diocesan teams, in part through managing a peer review programme through which reviewers visit diocesan leadership teams to discuss their plans, processes, governance and finances. We also organise Strategic Learning Communities and other events to facilitate learning between dioceses.
As Grant Funding Support Officer, you will work closely with colleagues in the Unit, ensuring the smooth running of the process of distributing national funding, with a focus on the strategic development funding grants.
This will include managing and monitoring the grants awarded, through the awards process to the payment, monitoring and evaluation stages.
The opportunity for professional development will be provided particularly in the areas of evaluation, consultancy work, strategy development, change management and programme management.
First stage Interviews will be held on the 7th November 2018
Second stage interviews will be held on the 15th November 2018
The Role :
Much of our Unit’s work is project-based. Your duties and responsibilities will vary over time in line with our evolving objectives, but they will fall within the following broad headings:
Support the successful delivery of the Strategic Development Funding projects.
Support the management of the Strategic Development Funding grant process
Support for monitoring and reporting of other funding streams
Willingness to carry out other duties as appropriate to the role.
Tell us how you meet the requirements for the role :
We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.
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