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.
• 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:
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