Salary: circa £50,000 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits - For exceptional candidates, this salary is negotiable.
Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week / Part-time and flexible hours will be considered
Based: Remote Working (UK based only) London or Milton Keynes / Hybrid working after COVID-19 will be considered
World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.
Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.
Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.
World Vision’s global strategy is to transform lives in the world’s hardest-to-reach places, empowering every girl and boy to reach their God-given potential. As part of this World Vision UK has embarked on a new era of ambitious transformation and a focus on strategic relationship-led partnerships. Central to this is our role in the global Church, and building strategic long-term, meaningful, and fruitful relationships with Church denominations and networks, Church leaders, and Christian organisations.
The new role of Head of Strategic Church and Christian Partnerships will lead a new strategy and team to deliver our ambitions to partner with, work alongside and serve the Church, Church leaders and Christian organisations evermore closely in order that together we can follow Jesus in transforming children’s lives.
You will be a key strategic and externally facing leader, who will bring excellent relationship building abilities, an entrepreneurial and commercial mindset, innovative thinking, a deep passion for serving the Church and the world’s most vulnerable children and prayerful wisdom to deepen engagement with Church denominations, networks, Church leaders, and Christian organisations.
Building on the momentum gained with significant new Church partnerships, the role will lead a new strategy and team, to inspire, build, and enable mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships to:
The role will be an ambassador for World Vision’s vision and mission, providing prayerful thought leadership and working closely with Senior Leadership and the Board in leading a ‘Circle of Friends’ network that enables opportunities for individuals to engage with and support World Vision.
You will work collaboratively across WVUK, particularly with the UK Church Engagement and Policy & Advocacy teams as well as with the global World Vision partnership, and the Church teams of World Vision Australia, United States and Canada.
Please do consider whether God is calling you to exercise your experience, gifts, and commitment to help every child walk into the hope and future God has for them.
As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).
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Please upload your CV and include educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
Closing Date for applications: 6 June 2021
Interview Dates: TBC
Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family. As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.
By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice is available on our website.
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World Vision has a long history of taking action that transforms the world. Our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children, in the most difficult places, overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.
Together, with supporters like you, we’ve helped millions of children and families out of poverty and we are often first on the ground when a crisis strikes.
Inspired by our Christian faith, we help children – of all faiths and none - in some of the world's most dangerous places. We believe it takes a whole community to create happy and fulfilling childhoods. And we work together with communities, so they're empowered to do just that.
Our integrated approach includes water, healthcare, education, child protection, and income generation. With the aim of allowing every child to fulfil their God-given potential.
Across almost 100 countries, our impassioned community of supporters, volunteers and community leaders work together to transform children's lives. Together, we will never give up.