London, Greater London
Milton Keynes
St. James's, Greater London
c.£50,000 pa, depending on experience + good range of benefits. For exceptional candidates, this salary is negotiable.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Strategic Church and Christian Partnerships

Salary: circa £50,000 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits-For exceptional candidates, this salary is negotiable.

Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week / Part-time and flexible hours will be considered

Based: Remote Working (UK based only) London or Milton Keynes / Hybrid working after COVID-19 will be considered

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

World Vision’s global strategy is to transform lives in the world’s hardest-to-reach places, empowering every girl and boy to reach their God-given potential. As part of this World Vision UK has embarked on a new era of ambitious transformation and a focus on strategic relationship-led partnerships. Central to this is our role in the global Church, and building strategic long-term, meaningful, and fruitful relationships with Church denominations and networks, Church leaders, and Christian organisations

The new role of Head of Strategic Church and Christian Partnerships will lead a new strategy and team to deliver our ambitions to partner with, work alongside and serve the Church, Church leaders and Christian organisations evermore closely in order that together we can follow Jesus in transforming children’s lives.

You will be a key strategic and externally facing leader, who will bring excellent relationship building abilities, an entrepreneurial and commercial mindset, innovative thinking, a deep passion for serving the Church and the world’s most vulnerable children and prayerful wisdom to deepen engagement with Church denominations, networks, Church leaders, and Christian organisations.

Building on the momentum gained with significant new Church partnerships, the role will lead a new strategy and team, to inspire, build, and enable mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships to:

1.     Reach new Christian audiences via networks/large Churches

2.     Raise awareness and support for World Vision’s Christian, child-centred, and community-empowering humanitarian and development programming

3.     Generate income in excess of £3m per annum over the medium term to enable greater impact for children

4.     Engage the next generation of Church leaders with World Vision

The role will be an ambassador for World Vision’s vision and mission, providing prayerful thought leadership and working closely with Senior Leadership and the Board in leading a ‘Circle of Friends’ network that enables opportunities for individuals to engage with and support World Vision.

You will work collaboratively across WVUK, particularly with the UK Church Engagement and Policy & Advocacy teams as well as with the global World Vision partnership, and the Church teams of World Vision Australia, United States and Canada.

Please do consider whether God is calling you to exercise your experience, gifts, and commitment to help every child walk into the hope and future God has for them.

As an active Christian*, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please ‘click’ the link provided to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV and include educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

*Permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Closing Date for applications: 6 June 2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family.  As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice is available on our website.

No agencies please.


Posted on: 09 May 2021
Closed date: 06 June 2021
Tags: Christian, Senior Management