Head of Christian Influence & Engagement (Maternity Cover) with World Vision


Salary: £45,772 – £53,316 p.a plus good range of benefits

Terms: Fixed Term, full time 9-12 months (Maternity cover)

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 16 July 2017


Job Description

Play a leading role in spiritual and social transformation to help change children’s lives for the better.

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day they bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, their aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. They were proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ in 2014 and 2015 and they are absolutely delighted to be ranked in 9th place in the same category for 2016.

This is a new position within World Vision UK. It’s a role requiring an inspirational leader who can lead World Vision UK on this next stage of its journey to serve and build authentic partnerships with the Church. With a working understanding of the UK Christian context, as well as links across a variety of Christian networks, you will quickly rise to the challenge of finding spaces where the work of the Church and World Vision intersects, contributing to spiritual and social transformation.

This role offers the opportunity to use your collaborative skills and acumen to lead sustainable strategic development of World Vision’s church ministry at the most senior levels, as well as identifying new ways to engage and equip Christians in the UK. This, in turn, will increase the impact of their work to help the world’s most vulnerable children through campaigning, prayer and financial giving.

By demonstrating your Christ-centred life and work in all that you do, you will have the chance to communicate a sense of calling for ministry and leadership by fulfilling the following key responsibilities:

• Leading the ongoing development of World Vision UK’s Christian Engagement strategy

• Overseeing strategy implementation with and through UK churches and Christians

• Exploring and communicating the theological underpinning of their work

• Leading the thinking on how their Christian faith should influence their brand, their development work and their culture

• Growing their influence and support amongst Christian leaders, organisations, denominations and the media

• Representing World Vision UK on faith-based initiatives across the WV Partnership

• Building and strengthening relationships with other faith-based charities, exploring appropriate opportunities for collective impact

As an active and committed Christian, this role will allow you to fully integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

An outstanding networker as well as an influential and strategic leader, you will be educated to degree level or have relevant professional experience, including skills gained within a marketing or charity fundraising capacity.

In addition to the salary offered, they offer a range of benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking at their Milton Keynes offices.

Do you have the essential qualities required to perform this key role?

To apply click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website in order to view the Job Description, complete their short online application form and upload your CV.

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, World Vision reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have a Christian faith as an occupational requirement.

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