Vision Co-Ordinator

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Salary: £28,370pa (3 days) or £37,826pa (4 days)

Vision 2026 is an agenda for growth and change agreed by the Blackburn Diocesan Synod in 2015. It challenges our parishes to be healthy churches which can transform the communities in which they are set. It also lays out three ways in which this over-arching goal can be achieved: Making Disciples, Being Witnesses and Growing Leaders. Against a backdrop in which many Christians presume that the decline of the Church is inevitable, in the Diocese of Blackburn we are inspired instead by confidence in the Gospel and are ambitious in our desire to make new disciples for Jesus Christ.

We are seeking a Vision Co-ordinator of deep faith, and Gospel ambition who shares our vision of growing the Kingdom in Lancashire and who can bring to us strategic insight, challenge and the capacity to lift ideas and projects off the page.

Vision 2026 Strategy:

  • To drive the strategic implementation plan of Vision 2026
  • To review, refine and develop the implementation plans and strategy of Vision 2026 including the focus on Discipleship which begins in 2019
  • To provide a rigorous monitoring and evaluation strategy for Vision 2026
  • To prepare and present progress reports on the Vision 2026 implementation strategy 2019/2021
  • To work closely with the Diocesan Communications Manager on all external and internal communications about Vision 2026 and to co-operate with him in developing and managing a coherent communications strategy for the Vision
  • To provide advice and support at all levels of the diocese on Vision 2026

Vision Champions

  • To develop, support and mentor the Vision Champions in each parish and organise a proactive Vision Champion network
  • To inspire the Vision within parishes so that new Vision Champions are engaged
  • To assist in the recruitment of Vision Champions by sharing best practice and offering support and advice to the PCC`s and Clergy
  • To organise the re commissioning of the Vision Champions in the early part of 2019

Parish Support

  • To be a member of the Mission/Vision action planning consultancy team - available to parishes to develop and implement plans that deliver Vision 2026 locally
  • To coordinate, support and develop the implementation of the parish support programme. This to involve consultancy, action planning and advice to specific parish teams

Other responsibilities:

  • To liaise with the National Church Institutions (NCIs) regarding Strategic Development Funding applications
  • To produce and develop appropriate funding bids from a variety of sources

Please refer to recruitment pack attached for the person specification

Please attach in your profile a covering letter of no more than 200 words on why you are applying and why you feel you are a good fit for the role.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Graeme Pollard at

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 28 February 2019

Interviews and selection day: 13 March 2019

Start date: to be confirmed