The Bishop wishes to appoint a new Head of Office who will be responsible for the efficient running of the Bishops’ Office and will also have particular responsibility to resource the Bishop of Lincoln’s ministry “in the public square”. This will require supporting the Bishop’s work on church and national bodies, including his work in the House of Lords.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- A high degree of numeracy and excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office suite of applications.
- Excellent inter-personal skills
- The ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders.
- Experience of drafting briefings, reports and speeches
- Ability to adapt communication style for a range of audiences and purposes.
- Strong advanced research and analysis skills.
- Proven ability in project design development, and ‘self-starting’
- Theological education to post-graduate level and evidence of successfully completed academic research.
- Knowledge and understanding of current theological trends
- In-depth understanding of current issues in the life of the church and the nation
- In-depth understanding of the ecclesiastical and socio-political context in which the Bishop’s ministry is exercised
- Significant familiarity with the educational sector and of the issues facing young people accessing Level 3 education and training
- Ability to lead and motivate staff
- Experience of developing relevant solutions to complex situations and contributing to strategic planning
- Experience of successful project management
- Track record in the effective development of not-for-profit voluntary sector organisations
- Ability to work in partnership with board-level executives of schools and universities, public body representatives
- Ability to design, implement and improve effective administrative systems
- Demonstrable experience of effective budget planning and management
- Understanding of the structures of the Church of England
Who we are and our values:
We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church locally and throughout England. We work together in our teams, with those who serve in Parishes, Dioceses, Schools and other ministries and with our partners at a national and international level.
We have developed our NCI ‘people’ values which are below, and we work with these regardless of whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith.
Excellence, Respect, Integrity