London Diocesan House, London Diocesan Fund, 36 Causton Street, London
At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London. This is a new role created in the Communications team to work closely with the Director of Capital Vision and the Communications Officer to bring our London Diocesan Fund (LDF) digital communication priorities to life.
The Communications team works to support our London Diocese 2020 Capital Vision to be Christ-centred and outward looking by becoming more confident, compassionate and creative. The team‘s purpose is to influence and inspire key stakeholder groups towards this goal by using a variety of communications and engagement channels and techniques.
We are currently recruiting for a Communications and Digital Content Manager to implement our communication strategy and news flow for the London Diocesan Fund (LDF). With a primary focus on: parishes and their communications officers; Church of England Christians in the Diocese; LDF staff; and the general public through media communications (with PR agency support), you will work strategically to deliver digital content projects – whether video and audio production, social media, website creation or digital communications – to these audiences. You will also build communications capacity and offer technical support to LDF staff and our parish communications network. In delivering communications, you will involve key partners, such as the National Church and other Christian faith-based organisations, where our goals align.
Closing date - Sunday 13 January 2019
Interview date - Wednesday 23 January 2019
Develop, lead and measure our diocesan communications and engagement strategy with a particular focus on two-way digital communications with our 400 parishes. This will involve news creation, targeted campaigns and pushing content through the digital and social channels at our disposal.
Support the LDF staff in ensuring their work and service is professionally and effectively communicated across the internet, from the main website and sub-sites through to third party websites.
A key project will be to refresh our www.london.anglican.org website, and using Google analytics, improve the relevance of content, user journey and the look and feel.
Build user capability, confidence and understanding of social media channels (in the LDF team and across the Diocese).
Working with the Director Capital Vision and with support from the Communications Officer, you will manage the forward news planner and weekly news cycle, in line with the communications strategy – liaising with key spokespeople, including senior staff and clergy.
Develop and support a network of around 60 communications leads in parishes towards our strategic aims, using digital means of engagement wherever possible.
Oversee the creation of marketing and video content for the LDF, creating briefs and managing agencies where required.
Experience of developing and implementing communications strategy
Proven ability and demonstrable success in implementing large-scale digital and social campaigns
Experience of working with stakeholders to translate a broad range of aims and objectives into an effective digital campaign
An awareness and understanding of Christian witness and evangelism
A successful record in growing online communities in size and engagement
Experience of working with content management systems and website development
Ability to lay out digital content in a clear, accessible and visually engaging way
Comfortable and confident promoting the Church of England and faith in Jesus Christ in the digital public square
Build consensus and positive relationships within and across teams
Professional confidence to gain trust of senior internal stakeholders
Build strong working relationships with external audiences
The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:
Values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual.
Reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve.
Fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.