The Strategy and Development Unit has a unique role in providing consultancy support to bishops and senior leadership teams in the Church’s dioceses on their growth strategies, and in advising on and managing the distribution of around £50 million per annum of national funding.
This includes the Strategic Development Funding, a major grant-making programme to support diocesan growth projects. The Unit is playing a key supportive role in helping the Church of England renew and reform its mission and arrest its decline.
As Senior Strategy Consultant, you will take a key role in the Unit’s consultancy work, proactively engaging with bishops and their senior leadership teams to support and shape their strategy development and implementation.
You will make a significant impact in helping dioceses develop their Strategic Development Funding applications and then support these projects through implementation and subsequent evaluation, monitoring and shared learning.
To be successful, you will need significant experience of delivering major change projects, ideally operating in a consultancy environment with multiple clients, the ability to think strategically and to lead by example, demonstrating drive and commitment to the priorities of the Church of England.
Please note that our consultants frequently work with colleagues in dioceses during the week so the successful candidate will work remotely, while being based in London with the central team for a minimum of two days per week.
First stage interviews will be held on the 11th November 2019.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
The Role :
Much of the Unit’s work is project-based. The actual work of the post-holder will vary over time in line with the Unit’s evolving objectives, but their duties and responsibilities will fall within the following broad headings:
Pro-actively engage and build relationships with senior diocesan leadership teams to support the development of their growth strategies, resource allocation plans and associated Strategic Development Funding applications:
Support diocesan leadership teams in the implementation of their strategic SDF projects (once awarded) :
Identify valuable insights and share these effectively with senior diocesan teams:
The Requirements :
We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.
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As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families
We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.
*Where applicable depending on post requirements.
Exeter, including some travel throughout Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay)
London Diocesan Fund, London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London