Play a leading role in spiritual and social transformation 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 were proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2014 and 2015 and we are absolutely delighted to be ranked in 9th place in the same category for 2016.
This is a new position within World Vision UK. It’s a role requiring an inspirational leader who can lead World Vision UK on this next stage of its journey to serve and build authentic partnerships with the Church. With a working understanding of the UK Christian context, as well as links across a variety of Christian networks, you will quickly rise to the challenge of finding spaces where the work of the Church and World Vision intersects, contributing to spiritual and social transformation.
This role offers the opportunity to use your collaborative skills and acumen to lead sustainable strategic development of World Vision’s church ministry at the most senior levels, as well as identifying new ways to engage and equip Christians in the UK. This, in turn, will increase the impact of our work to help the world’s most vulnerable children through campaigning, prayer and financial giving.
By demonstrating your Christ-centred life and work in all that you do, you will have the chance to communicate a sense of calling for ministry and leadership by fulfilling the following key responsibilities:
• Leading the ongoing development of World Vision UK’s Christian Engagement strategy
• Overseeing strategy implementation with and through UK churches and Christians
• Exploring and communicating the theological underpinning of our work
• Leading the thinking on how our Christian faith should influence our brand, our development work and our culture
• Growing our influence and support amongst Christian leaders, organisations, denominations and the media
• Representing World Vision UK on faith-based initiatives across the WV Partnership
• Building and strengthening relationships with other faith-based charities, exploring appropriate opportunities for collective impact
As an active and committed Christian, this role will allow you to fully integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
An outstanding networker as well as an influential and strategic leader, you will be educated to degree level or have relevant professional experience, including skills gained within a marketing or charity fundraising capacity.
In addition to the salary offered, we offer a range of benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking at our Milton Keynes offices.
Do you have the essential qualities required to perform this key role?
Please click to apply with the link provided, in order to view the Job Description, complete our short online application form and upload your CV.
Closing date for applications: 18th November 2016
Interview date: 30th November 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 and this role requires the post holder to have a Christian faith as an occupational requirement.
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