Two Cities Area Director of Mission Development (part time a minimum of 3 days and up to 4.5 days per week)

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The Old Deanery, Dean’s Court, London
Fixed Term Part Time
Salary Equivalent to stipdend plus 10%. The London Diocesan Stipend is currently £26,673 per annum

The purpose of this new role is to support the development of Churches in the City of London and the City of Westminster (the Two Cities) in the development of Mission opportunities, including the planning of specific projects, advice and support for the management of stakeholder relations, and the provision of advice to parishes in mission development.

There is an occupational requirement that the job-holder is a Christian under the Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date - Sunday 17 March 2019, 11.59pm

Interview Date - Saturday 6 April 2019

Working closely with the Bishop of London (who is also Bishop of the Two Cities) and the Archdeacon of London, the role holder will act as a catalyst to encourage and enhance the Mission and ministry of the church in Two Cities Area, in line with the objectives of Capital vision 20120.

The Area Director of Mission will work as part of the Archdeaconry team to help churches develop their mission plans by working closely with local churches, PCC’s, clergy and congregations. The post holder will support the Archdeacon in aspects of wider strategic planning and will also engage with some of the strategic relationships and partnerships maintained by the Archdeacon.

The role will be ideal for someone who looks to develop towards more senior leadership in the church and support for this will be given.

The role will be at least 0.6 (three days a week). It is time limited for three years. The post holder will be an employee of the LDF, paid pro rata as an incumbent with a 10% uplift, and will be entitled to pro-rata membership of the clergy pension scheme. No housing is provided, but the role does receive a housing allowance (which goes through payroll and is taxed) of the order of c.£5000 per annum.

Mission Development

  • To support the Bishop and Archdeacon in thinking strategically and creatively about how to help all of our church communities in the Two Cities Area (including parish churches, Guild Churches, chaplaincies and new worshipping communities) to develop their mission and ministry.
  • To support the Bishop and Archdeacon in the development of the churches of a strategy for the City, the West End; the Eastern Residential Zone of the Two Cities
  • To work with particular churches and clergy as required, to identify opportunities for impact within their local communities, and think about how best to use and develop their resources
  • To act as a consultant for specific local churches in the Two Cities Area, enabling them to develop their mission and vision, including Mission Action Planning
  • To work with the Area Deans in the development and delivery of Deanery mission aspirations and goals in the Two Cities Area.
  • To link Two Cities churches with the archdeaconry team and wider diocesan departments to enhance their outreach and mission, particularly the Bishop of Islington’s church planting initiative and ‘Capital Mass’.
  • To work with Capital Mass and the Bishop of Islington Church planting and planning initiative.
  • To work with Church Plants, BMO churches and chaplaincies to share learning and provide support.
  • To share learning across the diocese to ensure best practice is shared
  • To liaise with the Area Director of Training and Development
  • To assist the Bishop of London and the Archdeacon in helping address occasional pastoral issues against local clergy in the Two Cities Area by being available and accessible to individuals as appropriate
  • Be available to undertake offices and other services, as necessary, in local churches in the Two Cities Area (e.g. weddings, baptisms, funerals, lead Sunday services) in the absence of the incumbent (e.g. clergy ill health; parishes in vacancy


  • Other tasks are assigned by the Bishop of London or the Archdeacon of London
  • Active involvement in local church activities by way of understanding and engaging with the culture of the local area.

• An ordained priest of the Church of England

• Parish experience, ideally with experience of mission development and growth

• A good eye for detail and process

• Emotional intelligence

• Ability to handle pressure well

• Works well in a team

• Creativity and resourcefulness in problem-solving

• Wisdom in handling issues of pastoral complexity

• High level of discretion and ability to keep confidentiality

• Able to relate to churches of different traditions across the Episcopal Area

As a member of the Two Cities Area Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team of the Area, the person appointed will also contribute to strategic planning and implementation of ministry objectives within the Two Cities Area.

The person appointed will also be fully committed to the Diocesan vision as set out in Capital Vision 2020, engaging proactively as a member of the diocesan team, especially with regards to mission.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details

The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

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To learn more about Capital Vision 2020 please click here