The Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s four mission priorities are to grow in ‘depth’ and ‘influence’, to enable an increase in ‘number’ and become ‘younger’; in achieving the vision of “Growing in God” by being “Flourishing Congregations, Making a Difference”.
The c.£4m Inspiring Ipswich project translates the diocesan vision of Growing in God for Ipswich. It aims to transform Ipswich deanery to become mission-focused, strategic, growing and financially sustainable through an ambitious programme of work. The project will be led by the newly appointed Archdeacon of Ipswich working closely with clergy, members of the church across Ipswich and the project team.
Through Inspiring Ipswich by 2025 we believe God is leading us to make 1,500 new Christian disciples in Ipswich (1% of the current deanery population):
To do this we will:
The Church of England in Suffolk is seeking an exceptional part-time project manager to support the delivery of its ambitious Inspiring Ipswich project, which seeks to enhance the profile and increase engagement with the Church throughout the town.
The purpose of this role is the project management of Inspiring Ipswich. The Project Manager will ensure that planning, delivery and reporting take place; actively identifying and managing risks; managing budgets and financial reporting and linking with major stakeholders to keep them informed.
Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Abilities /Aptitudes
Work-Related Personal Qualities
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich has 445 parishes in 129 benefices and serves approximately 660,000 people living in a geographical area of more than 1,400 square miles.
The Diocesan Board of Finance serves and supports our parishes and schools offering the people of Suffolk the opportunity to encounter God and grow in Christian faith. We strive to do this in providing service and support in line with our values of Respect, Transparency, Quality and Well-being.
The post is pro rata at Band E Point 2 of the St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Board of Finance Salary Scales currently £19,361 (FTE £38,722)
If eligible Membership of the Church of England Pension Builder 2014 Scheme following completion of probation period.
Hours of work
Part-time 17.5 hours pw (0.5 of FTE 35 hours per week) worked
Monday to Friday with some flexibility required and offered. TOIL (time off in lieu) is applicable for evening and weekend working to be agreed with line manager.
25 days paid leave in addition to the usual public holidays plus Discretionary days at Easter and Christmas (Pro-rata for part-time)
Three months during which time progress is regularly reviewed and the period may be extended.
During probation 2 weeks and thereafter 1 month.
Place of work
Ipswich office location.
NOTES: The current main duties and responsibilities of this post are outlined in the job description. The list is not meant to be exhaustive. The need for flexibility, shared accountability and team working is required. The post-holder is expected to carry out other related duties that are within the employees’ skills and abilities, commensurate with the post’s banding and whenever reasonably instructed.
For an informal conversation please contact: Gavin Stone, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications. (01473) 298522
Applications marked ‘Confidential Application’ to be sent to: HR Manager at HR@cofesuffolk.org or by post to Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ.
Closing Date for Applications: 12 Noon, Friday 1 February 2019
Interview Date: Monday 18 or Tuesday 19 February 2019