Voluntary Income in The Church of England is over £800M a year, and funds most of the church's mission and ministry. The Church of England has adopted a National Giving Strategy for 2020-2025 that will invest in different ways to encourage giving within its churches.
With the reduction in the use of cash within wider society, churches need to be equipped to take contactless donations so that people can continue to give in ways they like. More importantly, churches need to be trained in how to use contactless solutions effectively, learning and applying good practice so that as many churches as possible benefit from this investment.
As National Digital Giving Manager, you will manage the implementation of our plan to enable 50% of churches to have and use effectively contactless equipment. Currently approximately 10% of churches have some capacity for people to give contactlessly. In addition, you will be responsible for promoting and facilitating other forms of digital giving such as online, QR code, text etc. This post involves close liaison with Diocesan Giving Advisors who will deliver training at Deanery level to any church that receives the contactless equipment and play a critical role in promoting good practice in all forms of giving with parishes and benefices.
To be successful, you will need experience of delivering training and complex projects successfully and of encouraging giving in a paid or voluntary capacity. With strong analytical and data management skills and confident in the use of digital media for training and guidance, you will be comfortable communicating to all audiences with a high degree of sensitivity and discretion.
Due to the specialist nature of the roles within the Giving team, training will be provided to successful candidates to enable them to carry out their role confidently.
We are a dispersed team and have a very flexible approach when it comes to working locations. In light of Covid-19, all team members are currently based at home. As a National Team we work throughout the dioceses and predominantly use online platforms to meet and train colleagues and parishes. However the willingness for some travel throughout England and Wales and work occasional weekends may be required from 2021 onwards.
Salary £38,331 p.a.- £41,216 p.a. (London based), £35,730 p.a.- £38,419 p.a. (Outer London).
This is a fixed term contact expected to last for 3 years.
Interviews are expected to be held w/c 10th August 2020 remotely using Zoom.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our scheme.
Develop training materials
Creating training materials, and training diocesan giving advisors in how to use them, so they can deliver training to all churches that are given contactless equipment and other means of digital giving.
- Build on the recently successful national online giving campaign and use of short animation films to communicate good giving practice.
- Identifying dioceses with good practice, and work with them to develop training materials that can be delivered effectively at a deanery level or equivalent.
- Work closely with the Generous Giving Training Manager to ensure all online training sits within the training programme developed for clergy and laity.
- Work closely with the Marketing Manager to develop high quality materials for dioceses to use for contactless training.
- Develop with the Marketing Manager online resources to support the localised training programme.
- Create means for evaluating impact of training in short, medium and long term on use of contactless giving within the churches who participate in the training, and regularly report on this evaluation to the national team.
- Develop with the Marketing Manager training materials for other forms of digital giving, including online, QR code, ACNY, text giving etc.
Project Management of the roll out of Priority 2 for contactless giving
Manage relationship with suppliers and service providers, promote scheme through diocesan giving advisors with the assistance of the Marketing Manager.
- Work with the suppliers to ensure effective and timely supply of the equipment to churches, and regular monitoring processes to ensure equipment is working effectively.
- Identify dioceses with the potential to be early adopters of Priority 2, and work closely with them to support the roll out, and incorporate what has been learned through this process into the wider national roll out.
- Develop strong and effective working relationships with the diocesan giving advisors, working with them to create a roll out of Priority 2 that reflects their particular context.
- Work closely with the Marketing Manager to create a communications strategy to promote Priority 2 within dioceses and parishes, and to showcase good practice and case studies that show impact.