Build church relations and networks to help change children’s lives for the better
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015’.
This is the perfect job for an active and committed Christian to join World Vision UK as Churches Officer. Creating and managing relationships with churches and other key individuals, you will provide operational and logistical support to the Christian Engagement team by leading, coordinating and delivering on events such as conferences and festivals as well as developing new Christian experiences.
Key responsibilities will involve:
• Monitoring incoming communications and responding accordingly
• Leading on projects and relationships to enable World Vision UK to be present at designated Christian events and gatherings
• Overseeing and managing the Churches database and using it as a basis for developing relationships
• Representing World Vision around the UK, through face to face meetings or coordination of events
• Having active involvement in arranging overseas visits, travel and accommodation for key partners and Christian leaders.
Previous experience working in a Christian environment by delivering projects, creating networks and managing relationships, particularly within a Christian Church community will be necessary, so if you have worked for a Christian organisation, church or ministry, so much the better.
Excellent communication and project management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise workload, as well as coordinate events will be key requirements.
As a Christian, you will have the opportunity to integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
This is a role where you will play your part in helping to keep every child free from fear. Whilst the majority of your time will be spent in the Milton Keynes office, there will need to be time spent in our London office.
As well as the salary indicated, you can expect a range of benefits including pension, health cover, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (Milton Keynes).
If you believe you have the skills and experience to undertake this role, then please click to apply where you can view the job description, complete the short online application form, and upload your CV and covering letter.
Closing date for applications: 4th February 2016
Interview date: 18th February 2016
Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
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