To be responsible for the excellent administrative support of the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission (BCDM).
To have lead responsibility for the excellent administrative support for the strategic provision and delivery of high quality theological education and training to deepen the discipleship and mission of adults within a diverse Diocese, as part of the Diocesan Training Partnership (DTP), through the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission.
The Diocese of Coventry’s Mission Purpose is to Worship God, Make New Disciples and Transform Communities, and it seeks to work out this purpose through the implementation of Natural Church Development. This organic process encourages the growth of 8 Essential Qualities of healthy churches (8EQs - see www.healthychurches.org.uk) in the churches and structures of the diocese and the lives of individual Christians. This post will offer a strategically significant contribution to the development of the 8EQs in local churches through training which enables lay people to grow in key areas in Christian discipleship and mission.
The post-holder will have lead responsibility for the effective administration of the BCDM under the overall supervision of the Discipleship and Mission Development Adviser. This will include the following:
Strategically scheduling modules, in dialogue with programme, deanery and parish needs;
Building good working relationships with the team of voluntary BCDM deliverers and facilitators;
Matching deliverers and facilitators with appropriate modules;
Creating module packs and handing over resources;
Publicising modules through various channels and creating more efficient ways of doing this;
Managing bookings through our online registration system, Typeform, and sending communication emails to participants;
Keeping accurate and up-to-date records of participation, provided through a master spreadsheet;
Supporting and following up with BCDM deliverers concerning attendance sheets, assignments, evaluations and any other administrative matters;
Monitoring the BCDM budget within the overall DTP budget.
Any other duty as required commensurate with the post.
A good standard of education with at least grade C in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.
Working as part of a team and on own initiative.
Experience of managing a busy workload, multi-tasking and meeting sometimes competing deadlines.
Experience of supporting a training programme in an operational and administrative capacity.
Responding to queries and simple problem solving.
Using IT systems and packages, in particular Microsoft Office.
Excellent administrative skills with the ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills. Able to self-motivate.
Proven record of IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including good telephone and email manner.
Have a proactive approach, using own initiative and taking responsibility for actions and consequences.
Able to secure, build and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders, contacts and colleagues.
A flexible and positive approach to working and an ability and willingness to travel to various locations if required.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information.
Professional, friendly and approachable, including when under pressure.
A positive and constructive attitude.
A commitment to providing excellent customer service.
Supportive of the mission and ministry of the Church of England and the Diocese of Coventry mission purpose statement.
Loyal, discreet, trustworthy and a team player.
Conscientious, diligent, hard-working and flexible.
Self-motivated and with the ability to work on their own initiative within a strong team.
The Diocese of Coventry represents the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. With our network of 200 parishes, we have a Christian presence in every local community. We have a rich variety of people and traditions, and yet we are united in our shared mission of "worshipping God ...making new disciples ...transforming communities".