Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches, and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
The British Church Relationship Manager is part of the British Church Relationships Team.
About the role
This is a significant role. Reporting to the British Church Relationships Lead, the post holder will work collaboratively with other colleagues, and the Heads of Scotland and Wales to deliver a One Christian Aid approach to church relations that deliver excellent give, act, and pray outcomes. You will manage denominational relationships that span Britain to build, strengthen and expand the churches participation in a movement for change to end poverty.
You will be
- Educated to degree level
- Have a good knowledge of Christian faith and theology
- Have good knowledge and understanding of the diversity of British churches and church structures including Pentecostal churches.
- A good knowledge of global development issues.
- Be able to represent Christian Aid at a senior level to a variety of churches and church leaders.
- To communicate inspiringly in public and represent Christian Aid in a variety of churches.
- Have a proven networking and relationship management skills, preferably in a church context.
- Have significant experience of leading churches to raise their voice in advocacy.
- Have the ability to drive a cohesive strategy through complex cross-organizational processes and relationships.
- Be a strategic operator able to deliver against objectives with minimal supervision.
- Have proven leadership skills in consultative style.
- Have excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
- Have experience of working alongside and managing volunteers to add capacity and skills.
- Be committed to working with the range of churches with which Christian Aid works
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
From 1 July 2021, our process for completing right to work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens have changed. We can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens.
There are now two types of right-to-work checks: a manual check and an online check. An online check is required if you only hold digital proof of your immigration status in the UK. We will require your share code and date of birth to carry out this check.
A manual check can be completed for UK and Irish nationals who can use their passport as proof of right to work. We will complete a manual check for if you do not hold a digital immigration status.
All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
For further details about the role and to apply, please visit https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/british-church-relations-manager-3334/3352/description/