We're looking for someone special, to pull together guidance on connectivity for churches - Why have it? How to go about getting it? What are the solutions, from fixed line to community based initiatives? How do you get agreement, grants and permissions?
This is a senior role and a unique opportunity for an experienced editor to produce clear, structured web guidance on the subject of connectivity for parish churches and communities, and the siting of telecoms infrastructure.
Excellent project planning, communication, reporting and stakeholder engagement skills will be essential to the success of this project which is expected to last for 3 months.
Project Summary :
There is a strategic need for churches to have access to and to offer connectivity in churches and church buildings as part of the tools for sustaining and building the church and as a service to the wider community.
That is why there is a need to offer common guidance to all parties - PCCs, Dioceses, Suppliers - on how to achieve this for their church.
Where the wider community around a church also lacks connectivity then engaging with that community and including their needs serves to mitigate the cost, to make it a viable proposition for a provider, and may give access to grants. Suppliers are key to project managing this engagement.
The Church of England signed an accord with the government (February 2018) to support the improvements to communication infrastructure. This guidance will be one of the outcomes of this accord.
The proposed guidance needs to lead people to the right solution for their building(s), addressing and mitigating legal and commercial risks, on the right terms, on the right licence agreement, and with the appropriate permissions, and faculties.
No one part of the National Church Institutions, no diocese, no one supplier, and no one government department has the knowledge to write this guidance. The knowledge sits with suppliers, diocesan registrars and chancellors, DACs, Property departments (diocesan and church commissioners), telecoms experts, and government departments, particularly DCMS and Defra (policy, access to grants, networks).
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