Vacancies

SCRIPTURE UNION – DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND SERVICES

Role Description

The purpose of the Director of Finance and Services role is to provide strategic, pro-active and mission-inspired leadership and management for the Movement’s finance, central service and project functions, ensuring that they operate effectively, efficiently and with a strong mission heart and customer service approach.

The Director of Finance and Services is accountable to the National Director (“CEO”) and is the responsible line manager for provision of mission-enabling services encompassing Finance, HR, IT, Health and Safety, Facilities and Projects. These functions serve a charity with 70+ staff, 60+ Local Mission Partners, and over 4,000 volunteers. Our annual income is in the region of £6 million.

Key accountabilities:

As Director of Finance and Services

• Develop a mission-hearted customer service ethos across all parts of the Finance and Services team and manage the relationship with other parts of the movement to ensure joined-up strategies and processes that enable the pursuit of SU’s priorities

• Lead and manage the Finance and Services team in developing and delivering professional, customer focused, frictionless and cost-effective service, support and statutory compliance

• Ensure that the business and financial side of the movement is effectively managed and controlled, including business processes, budgets, spending priorities, statutory and management accounting, cash flow and reserves management, filing of accounts and tax returns and issues relating to property, investments and international grants

• Ensure delivery of cost-effective and compliant HR services, IT systems and services, Facilities services and Health and safety processes

• Act as ‘intelligent client’ to ensure cost effective procurement of outsourced services

• Provide leadership for significant change and technology projects

Working with the Leadership Team

• Make a strong contribution, as part of the Leadership Team and Board, in directing Movement strategy and priorities, with particular responsibility for finance and central services

• Demonstrate biblical insight, spiritual discernment and wisdom in leadership and decision making

• Undertake a leadership role in cross-movement projects where appropriate

In common with all members of staff

• Further the aims and objectives of SU, working in accordance with its ethos

• Be part of the prayer life and fellowship of Scripture Union, including office prayers, days of prayer and worship and residential conferences, which combine prayer, worship and strategy

• Undertake personal development through study, reflection, training and annual work reviews

Full job description – Scripture Union Director of Finance and Services Appointment Details

Salary: Up to £60,000, dependent on experience.

Scripture Union is working with Macaulay Search to conduct this exciting leadership appointment.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 8th August 2018.

See the job description for details on how to apply.

Applications should be emailed to: laura.bagley@macaulaysearch.com

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to first round interviews on 10th September in London. Second round interviews are scheduled for 19th September in Milton Keynes.

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SCRIPTURE UNION – DIRECTOR OF MOBILISATION

Role Description

The purpose of the Director of Mobilisation role is to provide strategic leadership for advocacy and fundraising activity, developing and managing internal and external communications, with particular emphasis on digital marketing and social media engagement, to grow SU’s mission profile, reach, impact, funding and support and to develop strong, mutually engaged relationships with all of our partners in mission.

The Director of Mobilisation is accountable to the National Director (“CEO”) and is the responsible line manager for:

• The advocacy (promotion and communications) team

• The fundraising team

• The database team

The Director of Mobilisation is responsible for:

• Development and implementation of an integrated advocacy and fundraising plan with an annual expenditure budget of more than £0.5M

• Generation of gift and legacy income in excess of £3.5 million p.a. from current donors and new income streams

Key performance indicators:

• Growth in awareness and support for SU’s mission and ’95 focus’

• Growth in participation in SU’s mission activities and in use of our mission content

• Growth in the number and ’lifetime value’ of SU’s partners in mission

• Growth in gift income and in the number of financial supporters

Full job description – Scripture Union Director of Mobilisation Appointment Details Pack

Salary: Up to £60,000, dependent on experience.

Scripture Union is working with Macaulay Search to conduct this exciting leadership appointment.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

See the job description for details on how to apply.

Applications should be emailed to: laura.bagley@macaulaysearch.com

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to first round interviews on 17th September in London. Second round interviews are scheduled for 24th September in Milton Keynes.

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QUEENSWAY METHODIST CHURCH, BLETCHLEY – CHURCH FAMILY WORKER

An exciting opportunity is available for a Church Family Worker

To work alongside the minister in pastoral charge of Queensway Methodist Church in the Milton Keynes United Area.

http://mkmethodist.org.uk

This is a part time paid post 10 hrs per week £10 per hour.

For more information and an application pack please contact:

Rev’d Dawn Saunders – 01908 312043 or dawnjsaunders@aol.com

Application deadline Friday 17th August 2018

Interviews will be held on Friday 24th August

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WELL STREET UNITED CHURCH, BUCKINGHAM – PART TIME YOUTH WORKER

Well Street United Church is a lively church that has a mission statement of ‘Putting the King at the Heart of Buckingham.’ We are seeking to do this from our building in the centre of Buckingham, our Sunday venue on a new estate in the town, and through involvement in our community.

The Youth Leader will be accountable to the Minister and Elders of the church, and will lead the team that is already engaging with young people in our church and beyond.

Purpose of the Role

The Youth Leader will have overall responsibility for all aspects of youth work for ages 11-18 years. The role is vital in ensuring that young people have every opportunity to explore the Christian faith, to grow in it, and to serve in the church and the world.

At present, we have around 25 young people connected to the church.

Key Responsibilities

1.  Being responsible as team leader for youth work at Well Street United Church.

2. Coordinating and leading work amongst young people on Sunday mornings

3. Leading the Youth Life Group, currently meeting on a Sunday evening

4. Organising regular trips to the monthly Soul Survivor gatherings

5. Developing appropriate means to help young people learn about and engage with the Christian faith

6. Providing pastoral care and support for young people

Other Responsibilities

1. Input into our Sunday worship especially our All-In event, a bi-monthly inter-generational service

2. Organising and attending trips to the annual Soul Survivor weeks, or similar

3. Leading and facilitating an annual youth weekend away

4. Providing input to the annual Buckingham Churches Holiday Club

5. Engaging with unchurched young people in the town. A possible means might be through Project Street Life (PSL), a youth club that meets every Friday in Lace Hill Community Centre, and in which several of our church members are involved.

6. Developing links with the Grammar and Secondary schools in the town. This could involve leading assemblies, and supporting Christian Unions.

7. Working with other churches when appropriate

8. Other duties as required by the church

Other Information

Start Date: Subject to negotiation but ideally by September 2018

Working Hours: 20 hours per week, flexible and including Sundays

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days pro-rata

Contract Length: Three years

Salary: £10 per hour

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. The successful applicant will be required to follow the safeguarding training and procedures of the Methodist Church in Britain.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the job holder be a practising Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Acts 2010.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a letter of application to:

Margaret Kentish, Well Street United Church, 18 Well Street, Buckingham MK18 7RR

Closing Date: Friday 17th August 2018

Full job description to download – Well Street United Church – Youth Worker PT

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BENEFICE OF WOLVERTON – BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The Administrator will help us to maintain efficient administration of the Benefice of Wolverton (Holy Trinity Church and St George’s Church).

Key areas of responsibility

  1. A friendly and welcoming first point of contact with the church for the general public
  2. Administration of and clear record keeping for the occasional offices (weddings, Christenings, funerals)
  3. Administrative support and preparation of materials for regular worship and services within the benefice
  4. Management of administration for occasional church lettings

Contract offered on a PAYE basis at £10.41 per hour (including paid holiday) for an estimated 8 hours per week.  The Administrator will be provided with the Benefice laptop, a dongle for internet access and the Benefice mobile phone. The place of work is flexible, though you would be required to work on two Saturdays of the month at St George’s Church (10am – 12 noon) to be able to meet people looking to book a Christening or a wedding etc.

The remaining working hours would need be regular each week but could be arranged to suit the successful candidate.

Application pack available from The Rector. Informal enquiries and questions are most welcome.  Rev’d Gill Barrow, The Rector:  gillbarrow@yahoo.com or 01908 222802 / 07939 232547

Closing date: Monday 3rd September, 2pm

Job description to download – Wolverton Benefice Administrator

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SCRIPTURE UNION – DATABASE OFFICER

Full-time, Milton Keynes, £25,000 per annum

Do you have a passion for data, an eye for detail and an appetite to learn new skills? 

Does a role developing your skills in data management, in a supportive environment, with lots of room to grow, sound appealing?

Can you bring enthusiasm to an organisation looking to bring its mission firmly into the 21stcentury? If so, we could have the perfect job for you!

We are looking to appoint a Database Officer who, whilst providing much-needed support to the Database Manager, will also take the opportunity to learn and develop their skills. Working alongside the Database Manager, the Database Officer will:

  • Support internal users to create successful data-led campaigns   through data selections and analysis
  • Maximise the potential of the CRM database through data insights
  • Provide support for data processes and flows, through innovation and problem solving
  • Manage and, where appropriate, implement new technological solutions to help transform our use of the database to better meet supporter needs

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for someone with an appetite to learn or someone who wants to improve and develop their current skills. Specifically, the right person will:

  • Have experience of working with a CRM database, segmentation and analysis of data
  • Understand and be able to communicate database concepts to their peers
  • Have excellent IT skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Queries would also be a plus, but training and support will be offered. If this appeals to you and you’re in agreement with Scripture Union’s aims and ethos, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information or to apply, please click here or contact HR on 01908 856000 or hr@scriptureunion.org.uk

Closing date:           9am, Wednesday 5th September 2018 

Interview date:         W/C 10th September 2018

Interview location:  Milton Keynes 

This role has an occupational requirement to be filled by a committed Christian, active in church life. Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies.