Communications and Marketing Project Manager
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Our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.
Reconciliation is one of the three stated priorities of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Difference (difference.rln.global) is part of his reconciliation ministry. Difference aims to encourage, support and mobilise a generation to live out their calling as peacemakers and reconcilers, pursing a just flourishing world.
The Reconciliation Team is a small team with three focus areas – Reconciling Leaders Network (which has developed Difference); Peacebuilding (supporting churches in areas of conflict); and Women on the Frontline (supporting women in provinces across the Anglican Communion).
This role will focus on Difference, with intermittent support on the other areas.
As Communications and Marketing Project Manager, you will support the bold objectives for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry.
You will work with and through Anglican systems, structures and networks as well across different Christian denominations and organisations, to increase the number of churches and groups engaging with Difference. As well as working with civic and community organisations and networks.
You will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of communications, product and marketing projects, with strategies to extend the reach and engagement with Difference. You will also have the opportunity to create content, implement campaigns and manage projects.
This post is offered as a fixed term contract, expected to last for 6 months.
To arrange an informal conversation about the role and working arrangements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 23 November 2023 (midnight).
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and other under-represented groups.
We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
Implement communication and marketing tactics to extend the reach, and scale engagement with Difference
- Manage the day-to-day communications schedule of Difference, ensuring website, Training & Resource hub, social media and emails are optimised and effective.
- Develop messaging and propositions that communicate Difference clearly and increase engagement with the target audience.
- Liaise with the Archbishop’s Communications Office to ensure effective collaboration, communication and content sign-off.
- Build relationships with communication teams in National Church Institutions and Dioceses to develop collaboration and promote Difference.
- Promote Difference to international audiences across the Anglican Communion and wider.
- Support projects with external partnerships and collaborations that increase the profile of Difference and engage new audiences.
- Manage specific external suppliers and consultants, as agreed by RLN Director, including tender processes, contracts and delivery against objectives.
- Manage specific projects, allocated by RLN Director, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, with engaged stakeholders.
- Work closely with identified suppliers, contractors as well as Reconciliation team members, especially the editor and theology role within the team.
Support Operations and Distribution
- Support the relationship and contract with the print and distribution supplier.
- Monitor specific policies and procedures, as identified by RLN Director, to ensure the they are up to date, implemented and complied to, for example GDPR.
Impact & Insights
- Analyse data and quantitative feedback to gain insights and assessment on tactics, with the aim of optimising impact.
- Report on analytics of Difference website, social media and the Training and Resources hub; using data analytics to improve user experience and outcomes.
- Regularly monitor and report on key indicators.
- Write impact reports for management.
- Keep up to date with current digital and social media trends and developments to ensure best practice is fed into the work of the team.
- Support wider initiatives within the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry, including Women on the Frontline and Peacebuilding.
- The team at Lambeth Palace works closely and collaboratively, providing assistance across portfolio areas at times when extra capacity is needed. As such, an important part of this role will be to help out other team areas as required and as capacity allows.
- All employees working at Lambeth Palace share responsibility to promote and maintain a strong safeguarding culture with regard to children and vulnerable adults, including identifying the key actions they should take given their role and responsibilities.
The Ideal Candidate
- Ability to deliver tasks on time to a high standard.
- Ability to represent the Archbishop of Canterbury’s reconciliation ministry effectively and with confidence.
- Ability to work under pressure, to multiple priorities, often to changing and competing demands.
- Ability to shape effective messaging for church engagement and wider.
- Ability to understand and convey Christian theological views in an way that is easy to understand and accessible.
- Excellent communication skills, ability to write clearly and accurately.
- Good IT skills, including Microsoft Excel, Outlook.
- Proven track record of digital tactics that lead to growth in reach and engagement.
- Proven track record in working and collaborating with wide range of stakeholders.
- Experience of generating engaging content.
- Experience of implementing campaigns.
- Proven track record of project management; devising schedules, managing suppliers and a wide range of stakeholders. Delivering projects on time, target and budget.
- A Biblical understanding of the ministry of reconciliation.
- An understanding of the Anglican church and other Christian denominations, understanding the variety of traditions and the importance of engaging across the breath of this.
- Education to degree level (or equivalent) or relevant professional qualification.
- Demonstrate a passion for the ministry of reconciliation and desire to mobilise people to live out their calling as peacemakers and reconcilers.
- Operate with discretion and integrity.
- A self-starter who takes initiative and is a collaborative team player.
- Proactive and committed to achieving results.
- Flexible in order to meet the demands of the post, and approach to office life (particularly adapting to specific needs and urgent priorities).
- In sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church of England.
- Whilst the NCIs are committed to wellbeing and work/life balance, a willingness and availability to occasionally work outside normal office hours is required, on occasion.
- Experience of communicating with a global audience.
- Experience of working on issues of reconciliation, such as with young people, racial justice, interfaith context, prison chaplaincy.
- Marketing qualification or relevant experience.
- Project Management qualification, for example Prince2.
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