As part of the Parish Finance Team, the successful applicants for these roles will make a major contribution to the implementation of the Diocese’s commitment to Christian giving and generosity. They will work to support parishes to increase income, build a culture of giving and generosity, encourage financial efficiency, and draw in various funding streams and grants as part of a wider commitment to the Diocesan vision and sustainability.
We are looking for two individuals with an understanding of, and a commitment to, the principles and practice of Christian giving, stewardship, and generosity, with a sound working knowledge of the culture and structure of the Church of England. They must have demonstrable ability to promote and communicate ideas to encourage and inspire change. Giving and Generosity Officers will be tasked with supporting around 28-32 parishes each year, collaboratively working with the local leadership and congregations to encourage giving within the community in an exciting and innovative way. The Officers may have specific experience in one of the following areas that could be applied to contexts outside of their target parish quota:
- Grant applications
- Legacy Giving
- Preaching and Teaching (specifically on Giving and Generosity)
If you have the skills and experience to join this exciting initiative and would like to be involved in resourcing the diocese for the future then download the information pack from the diocesan website. Part time and flexible working opportunities considered.
Currently the diocese has secured funding for this post for a five-year period as part of the National Giving Strategy.
Given the nature and context of the work, it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder should be a practicing Christian with a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church of England and/or willingness to live out the values and spirit of the organisation. This post is therefore exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
For full details and an application pack, please go to the Diocese of Sheffield website.
Closing date for receiving applications: Friday 13 November at 12 noon
Interviews will take place via Zoom. Please indicate on your application form if this is problematic as we may be able to provide alternative provision. The interview date is to be confirmed.