We are looking for a proven leader and skilled communications professional with a strong track record of taking overall editorial responsibility for our broad range of materials and channel management (from social media, through website, to new ways of communicating); reputation and brand management; and all aspects of media relationship management including crisis support.
We want someone who can both deliver, inspire and support their own small team, our leadership team, and the wider organisation through our parishes. But most of all we are looking for a colleague who shares our missional passion and heart to reach and serve communities in this place.
The Diocese of Guildford covers the western two-thirds of Surrey and a significant area of north-east Hampshire. It also includes one parish in a London borough and one in rural West Sussex. In the north-east, it is largely suburban, but moving south and west, there are a number of distinct towns and numerous villages. The south-west has a more rural feel to it, but the north-east is largely suburban. The population is just over a million, rising in line with the national rate.
The Diocese has two archdeaconries, each with six deaneries, and a total of 161 parishes.A great deal of the work of the church is done at a local level by the parishes. The diocesan teams support and encourage the work of the parishes, and also work with wider networks to the mutual benefit of the church and society at local, regional and national levels.
Transforming Church, Transforming Lives is the vision of the Diocese of Guildford, launched in September 2016 following a long period of prayer and consultation. It envisages individuals and church communities open to the transforming work of God’s Spirit in their own lives, and so becoming agents of Christ’s transformation to the world around them.