Ethical Money Churches West Midlands – Development Manager
ECCR with its partners the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission and the Churches and Industry Group, supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, wants churches to be a significant force in helping businesses to be outstanding contributors to their communities and our world.
We are looking for an Ethical Money Church (EMC) Development Manager to promote our EMC project in Birmingham & the Black Country, use the resources that we have developed and work in creative partnership with congregations.
We believe that churches and communities, through their spending power, investments and community activities, are very well placed to influence the use of money and assets for the ‘common good’. To help communities create positive change, we meet with churches to understand their context, and, offering the resources relevant to their situation and local priorities, strive to find the best way of helping them become an Ethical Money Church.
- Do you understand theology, economics and business and engage well with principles & questions relating to money, finance & faith?
- Do you have a heart for economic justice and a commitment to growing Christian discipleship in respect of money & assets?
- Are you a perceptive listener, responsive communicator, able to discern opportunities with congregations and provide guidance in a sensitive and empowering way?
- Do you have the initiative, confidence & personality to engage effectively with church leaders and congregations?
If you have said yes to the above, then we have the opportunity for you!
To be successful you will need to demonstrate:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, including well-developed presentation skills.
- Experience of engaging with groups on substantive principles & questions particularly around money & faith.
- Experience of initiating contacts & developing effective working relationships with diverse churches and community groups.
- Ability to deliver projects in a variety of church contexts
- Experience in the development, preparation & delivery of training materials for church study groups, preachers and worship leaders.
- Knowledge of and engagement in areas of corporate responsibility, ethical finance or similar
12 months (with possible extension), part time 15 – 19 hours per week apportioned over a four-week period, working from home with access to Birmingham & the Black Country. Desk space potentially available in Birmingham. £27,300/annum pro rata.
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