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regional development officer (wales)

Location     Home-based in a location that facilitates travel to all part of the region.

As the role is part of the National Team, the role role will involve travelling to the National Office in Sheffield on a regular basis. 
 
Details Over recent years we have seen considerable growth of our front-line work through partnerships with dioceses in the creation of Centres of Mission. With now 27 Centres of Mission in place across the UK and Ireland, and many more in the pipeline. As Regional Development Officer, you will be responsible for casting the vision to senior diocesan leaders and overseeing the planning and establishment of our Centres of Mission within Wales. This job is strategic for the development of our frontline work. You will play a key part in the networking and engaging of new dioceses to partner with us as well as ensuring our current Centres of Mission are making a significant impact across Wales in bringing people to a living faith in Christ and implementing our DARE strategy. 

The role of Regional Development Officer is a key role in the creation and development of our frontline work, and is perfect for someone who is a visionary creative leader with an ability to turn words into action. For this role, we are looking for a creative visionary person, with a desire to see the DARE strategy of Church Army implemented through our Centres of Mission. The ideal candidate will be an effective people and project manager who is exceptionally gifted in communication and demonstrates excellent networking skills.

The Operations Team, led by the Director of Operations, is currently made up of 5 Regional Development Officers between them covering: South, Midlands, North, Scotland and Ireland & Northern Ireland; as well as our team who run Church Army’s evangelism training for young people (Xplore) and Reunion (aged 30+). Despite being dispersed across these Islands, the team works closely together, and meet together bi-monthly, usually in Sheffield, to share news and updates as well as thinking through the strategic direction of our frontline work. As part of the National Team, the Regional Development Officers work closely with the National Team based at the Wilson Carlie Centre in Sheffield, acting as a bridge to ensure that the Centre’s of Mission are best resourced for the work they need to do, and their amazing work is communicated back to National Office.
 
Salary
 
£38,625 per annum 
Hours     37.5 hours per week, including occasional evening and weekend work as required for the role.

Part-time hours would be considered for the right candidate. 
 
Pension Church Army is an auto enrolment employer. You will be assessed under pension auto enrolement criteria and minimum contributions will be made for you if you are eligible.
 
Annual Leave 25 days plus public bank holidays
 
Contract Full Time, Open-Ended 
 
DBS Requirement
 
An enhanced DBS is required for the post due to the responsibility this role has for those that are in regulated activity. All staff are expected to work in life with Church Army's Safeguarding Policy. 
 
Occupational Requirement
 
Due to the responsibilities of the role there is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder has an active faith in Jesus, demonstrated by an involvement in a church and agreement with the vision and values of Church Army.
 
Closing Date
 
2 October 2020
Interviews
 
14 October 2020 (in Sheffield)
More info For more information on the role, you can find the job description and person specification for the post here.

To apply, please submit a Church Army Faith-Based Application Form
Applications should be sent to: recruitment@churcharmy.org
 

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Phoebe Leaver, 24/08/2020