Generous Giving Support Officer (maternity cover)

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Fixed Term Full Time
£20000 - £20000

An ideal first job in the charity sector! We are seeking an enthusiastic team player with good communication skillsto support our team in nurturing a culture of Generous Giving across the Diocese of Leicester.

The Diocese of Leicester is seeking to be ‘Shaped by God’ in our life and mission. Within this the Generous Giving Team works to nurture a culture of generosity across the Diocese by resourcing, equipping and enabling churches and leaders. A large part of this is accompanying church communities and leaders as they consider how they can grow their discipleship in this area; resource their mission and ministry; and demonstrate good practice.

This is a maternity cover role which would suit somebody seeking to pursue a career in the church or charity sector or looking to develop their existing project administration skills further and take on higher levels of responsibility. In particular, this role will have delegated responsibility for two areas of the team’s work: the continued roll out of the Parish Giving Scheme and digital giving, and the implementation of a project to enable parishes to submit annual finance information online. There is a mixture of self-managed work and routine administration tasks supporting a collaborative and ambitious team in a dynamic diocese.

  • Supporting the team to inspire, challenge and equip church communities and leaders to recognise God’s generosity at work among them, and accompany them as they make a response.
  • Promoting use of the Parish Giving Scheme (a direct debit method of regular giving); increasing the number of churches participating, and encouraging member churches to keep developing its use. This will include giving presentations to church groups about the scheme and undertaking the administration for the scheme.
  • Leading a project to enable and encourage churches to return their annual financial information online by running small group training, troubleshooting and planning communications.
  • Promoting digital giving across the Diocese by enabling churches to use card readers through small group training and one to one support.
  • Providing administrative support for the team including: managing the logistics and booking system for training events, occasional larger mailings, and data input.

The skills and experience we are looking for include:


  • In sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Diocese of Leicester.
  • An understanding of Christian stewardship/giving.
  • A good communicator who is able to clearly explain complex information and processes both in writing and in person.
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to be organised and resourceful.
  • A good level of IT literacy including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


  • Comfortable and confident in a variety of church contexts with knowledge of church culture and decision making.
  • Experience of delivering presentations.
  • Understanding of the different church traditions with the Church of England

Full details can be found in the application pack on the diocesan website:

We encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are currently under-represented in the organisation.

This is a full-time (35hr) maternity cover post offered at a salary of £20,000.

The closing date for applications is 12th November 2018 at 12:00 noon.

Interviews will be held on 22nd November in Leicester.

For an informal conversation about the post you can talk to Claire Bampton on 0116 261 5348 or