In this important new post, you will take the lead role in helping parishes to engage their parishioners to consider how they can support their local parish with their skills and enthusiasm & also financially. Working closely with parish finance committees and clergy, you will guide them through Stewardship Campaigns and help to encourage Parish Giving through regular donations and Gift Aid. Over 3 years, we expect that you will have worked with every parish in the Diocese. As the post develops, you will also have the opportunity to help develop capital appeals and help with fundraising projects and events.
The Diocese of East Anglia is a growing part of the Catholic Church with record ordinations of new priests, hard-working clergy and committed volunteers. We want to build on this growth to support stewardship within our 51 parishes and give everyone the opportunity to contribute their time and talents to the mission of the Church.
If the successful candidate has limited experience in church fundraising, then in-depth training for the post will be provided with the support of the Diocese of Westminster. This will require some travel to London in the first 3 months of the role, to be arranged flexibly according to individual circumstances.
The role will involve travel across the Diocese and occasional travel outside the Diocese.
Applications are welcome from people of any background. You do not have to be Catholic but an understanding of the Church would be an advantage. This role will suit a confident, creative individual with solid communication, organisational and co-ordination skills. You may have experience with individual or community giving.
Closing date: 11.59pm Monday 20th April
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 24th April
Presentation and Interviews: To be held in Poringland, near Norwich, on Thursday 30th April