Generous Giving Advisor

The Generous Giving Advisor is a key role at the Diocese as you will be the Diocese’s lead for giving and generosity. In this role you will shape and lead our strategy to encourage individuals and parishes to respond generously in order to resource the mission and ministry of our parishes and Diocese.

In this work and ministry, you will work with deaneries, parishes and their leadership teams to explore local challenges and opportunities and help them develop effective and creative giving practices to resource their mission and ministry.

In collaboration with the finance team, local churches, and other national partner organisations you will creatively and engagingly promote new methods of giving, for example the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), online and contactless giving, as well as encouraging good practice in key areas such as legacies.

The appointed candidate should have an understanding of and a commitment to the promotion of the principles and practice of Christian generosity and giving, and a willingness to develop further. It will also be important to a demonstratable understanding of finances, budgeting and budget management along with the ability to read and interpret a set of parish accounts.

A natural communicator, you should also have the ability to form excellent working relationships and be able to relate confidently and appropriately to a wide range of people.

You will be expected to work during evenings and some weekends (including some Sundays) but would be encouraged to take time off in lieu, and would be required to travel across the Diocese for meetings, so the ability to travel to remote locations and work flexibly is a necessity.

Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England, stretching from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context.

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve: Changed Lives, Changing Lives.

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 Closing date: 16 March 2023

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