Project Coordinator

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London
Fixed Term Part Time
£26,681-£28,304 (pro rata)

In March 2018, the Archbishop of Canterbury published Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope. Building on a key chapter, ‘Housing – the Architecture of Community’, the Commission will seek to bring a distinctively Christian contribution to the debate on how to ensure people are well-housed, how local community life is fostered and in particular, how housing policy is directed to building well-functioning communities, evidenced by action among churches and the National Church Institutions. The Commission will be chaired by a senior financier and consultant with extensive experience of working with housing associations, supported by a lead Bishop and a group of leading theologians and senior figures with expertise in housing policy and practice. The church’s input is being made through the Mission and Public Affairs Division under the supervision of the Social and Economic Affairs Adviser.

The Commission’s Project Coordinator will give full support to the Chair of the Commission and to the lead staff team member working on this initiative, including administrative tasks as well as opportunities to be involved in development and outworking of this initiative.

The main responsibilities for this role;

Throughout the life of the Commission, this post will involve a number of essential tasks such as:

  • Research and information gathering in support of the Commission.
  • Organising meetings of the Commission, including: booking meeting venues, liaising with members, producing and circulating agendas and supporting papers, taking minutes, dealing with members’ expenses
  • Reviewing and updating recent press reports and parliamentary work relating to housing and community-building.
  • Organising study visits and other ways to ensure that the Commission’s work is grounded in the experiences of people directly affected by the housing and related issues that the Commission is seeking to address.
  • Keeping in touch with other parallel initiatives relating to the Commission. When not employed in support of the Commission, to undertake other appropriate tasks as part of the MPA administrative team.

As the work of the Commission develops, the role will develop to involve greater responsibilities such as:

  • Collecting and disseminating ‘stories’ or case studies about what dioceses, churches, and church-linked projects are doing to tackle housing issues in local communities.
  • Helping to develop resources and mechanisms to communicate key messages about the Commission, both to a church audience and to the media/ general public e.g. website content, short videos, newsletters, church resources, etc.

Essential

Education:

  • Education to A Level (or equivalent) or above.

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Skills in research and information gathering
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Good IT literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Experience of working with committees, working groups and voluntary bodies.

Personal Attributes:

  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative whilst also being a collaborative team player.
  • The ability to deliver accurate work rapidly.

Circumstances:

  • Willingness and ability to travel within the UK, sometimes including overnight trips.

Desirable

Education:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience of managing campaigns and/or events
  • Knowledge of the structures of the Church of England
  • Knowledge of the housing sector.

Circumstances:

  • Flexibility to arrange working days to suit the flow of work would be an advantage but not essential.

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