Membership + Network Administrator and Events Co-ordinator (Half time)
The Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN) is establishing an Advocacy Programme to provide advocacy and pastoral care to minority ethnic members of the Church of England and is appointing two staff members to support moving From Lament to Action!
This is a role for someone with a passion for racial justice, administration, and communication to help the AMEN Executive Committee (ExCo) improve the co-ordination of the AMEN network through supporting the operation of AMEN and its Advocacy Programme, and organising open events on issues of racial justice in conjunction with the Church of England and other ethnocultural networks.
To find out more, please see the details below and the attached information pack. For informal enquiries, please contact Revd Dr Godfrey Kesari on 01403 730229.
- Organising open events in Northern and Southern England on issues of racial justice each year in conjunction with the Racial Justice Directorate, CMEAC , National Ministry Development Team, UKME Ordinands and Curates, and the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Community.
- Being the lead contact for agreed events
- Liaising with participants, venues, speakers to ensure the smooth running of events
- Preparing and distributing flyers for events
- Using Eventbrite to co-ordinate bookings and promote events
- Facilitating the management of events where appropriate
- Supporting the AMEN Chair in producing and distributing regular email newsletters for the members of the AMEN network.
- Supporting the AMEN Communications Officer in drafting and posting content for the website and social media channels.
- Growing the network through raising the profile of AMEN, being proactive in contacting minority ethnic members of the Church of England to share the vision and aims of AMEN and encouraging them to join the network.
- Managing the membership database, adding new members, maintaining current contact details for existing members, and marking records of any members who have left.
- Providing IT Support for the operation of the AMEN network and its Advocacy Programme, particularly to:
- Identify requirements and evaluate options for software packages to provide a contact database for the membership of the AMEN network and individuals in contact with the Advocacy Programme, in liaison with AMEN Officers and the Advocacy Programme Officer.
- Implement and manage a contact database in line with relevant data protection regulations.
- Manage licenses for office software, online meetings, domain registration, website hosting and publishing, email newsletter distribution, and the contact database if appropriate.
- Providing other administrative support to AMEN Officers and the Advocacy Programme Officer as agreed with your line manager.
The Ideal Candidate
- Up to date knowledge of issues around equal opportunities, data protection, health & safety, and safeguarding.
- Ability to organise one’s own workload, plan and set goals.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, influencing and negotiation.
- Openness to support and feedback.
- Ability to design attractive publicity.
- Organising meetings and events.
- Using home office and online meeting software.
- Creating and posting content to websites and social media.
- Using contact or case management systems.
- An understanding of, and sympathy with, the faith context of the Church of England.
- Passion and commitment for racial unity and justice.
- Work on self-initiative when required.
- 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes at minimum Grade 5 including English and Maths
- Committed to own continuous development.
- Normal working week
- Some evenings and weekends
- Ability to work from home
- Awareness of the structures of the Church of England.
- Awareness of the Church of England’s complicitness in racial injustice.
- Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with stakeholders.
- Organising conferences.
- Working in a voluntary sector context
- Managing a website using WordPress
- Selecting software tools
- Communicant member of the Church of England
- 2 A level passes
AMEN is an independent group promoting the presence and participation of Minority Ethnic Anglicans in all structures of the Church of England in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. AMEN was formalised in January 2016 and has proven its ability to advocate within the church for greater racial justice and equality to be a priority. We want to see culture change in the Church of England. No other body outside the Church structure is able to be a critical friend. When the Church gets things right, we will offer vocal support, but we will push the Church of England to go further and faster to bring about racial justice in order that there is a positive cultural change in relation to racism.
AMEN’s areas of strategic priority are:
- Relationships through networking, links, socials, and retreats
- Representing through national seats/roles, advocacy/support, diocesan roles
- Resourcing through informing, training, education, mentoring, advisory hub, think tanks, statements
- Reforming through being a prophetic voice and having seats ‘at the table’
With the support of Church of England Racial Justice Funding, AMEN is initiating an Advocacy Programme to provide advocacy and pastoral care to minority ethnic members of the Church of England through leveraging the capability of AMEN “to build relationships, represent issues, respond, and create frameworks for reforming the Church”. Advocacy is a core gift of AMEN to the Church.