Greater London
£46,752 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a theological thinker and communicator, eager to see good theology shape the life and mission of the church? Do you want to use your experience to help Tearfund's vision of bringing people out of poverty?

The Theology and Network Engagement Team are responsible for the development and application of Tearfund's theology in its work around the world. The team sustains and strengthens Tearfund's identity and work as a Christian development organisation through theological reflection on key issues of poverty and injustice, and by growing the organisation's relationships with church networks, organisations and denominations around the world. It also ensures that Tearfund's work is Christ-centred and kingdom-seeking in ways that are sustainable, culturally relevant and appropriate, and consistent with the standards and practices we adhere to as an organisation.

Tearfund is looking for someone who can lead and manage the Theology and Network Engagement Team. You will be able to lead a diverse team of people and have excellent management skills. You will be well-organised and flexible, and able to work collaboratively and cross-culturally. The post-holder will be engaged with all aspects of Tearfund's theology work. 

We are looking for a self-motivated, driven individual with extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Team leadership and development
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Theological training and practical experience of theological research
  • The desire and ability to engage with different theological perspectives 

You will be joining a vibrant team working to see the church's understanding of holistic mission grow and thrive, responding to poverty, injustice and the environmental crisis. 

This role is based in our Teddington office, 35 hours per week

All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. International travel is a requirement, up to 6 weeks a year

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.  

More about Tearfund

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Posted on: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 12 February 2020
Tags: Christian, Intl Development

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