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Net Zero Carbon Statutory Fundraising Coordinator (FTC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.

Post Introduction

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.

The Church of England is committed to reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2030. To do this requires a decade of action by all parts of the Church. One first step in this has been to develop a Routemap to Net Zero Carbon by 2030, to demonstrate what has already been achieved, and to guide our future activities. 

All parts of the Church will need to raise funds to implement this net zero plan. In 2024 and 2025, the Church of England is testing and piloting a range of approaches to help churches fundraise for projects. Our feasibility study identified that statutory sources of funding, currently under-accessed will be a new area of opportunity for churches, schools and housing to access.

The Giving Directorate is leading on the strategy to coordinate and support the plans being developed by our dioceses, churches, cathedrals, schools, and departments. In addition, The Giving Directorate and NetZero Programme Team will be engaging with funders at a national level to secure investment for projects. 

Job Summary: 

As Net Zero Carbon Statutory Fundraising Coordinator, you will work in The Giving Directorate and operate across the whole Church with a focus on supporting parishes and dioceses to access statutory funds. You will share your knowledge and insight to support with identifying, researching and applying to funding from a range of government sources. You will develop and maintain resources, guidance and training and help share best practice across the country, as well as working with regional fundraisers. With a range of projects and fundraising initiatives, the post holder will work collaboratively within The Giving Directorate and with the Net Zero Programme Team, with diocesan colleagues and with church volunteers.

For an informal conversation about the role, please email the National Fundraising Advisor

The role:

Main responsibilities

  • Develop a national plan to secure statutory funding at parish and diocesan level
  • Acting as a central point of coordination between the schools, housing and parish fundraising workstreams to oversee statutory funding  
  • Working specifically with the Regional Fundraising Officer in the north west cluster of dioceses to identify and support applications to statutory funding sources by parishes 
  • Working with Net Zero Implementation Manager to support statutory funding applications for clergy housing 
  • Building capacity in dioceses to support senior staff (incl. Bishops) to use their networks to identify relevant statutory funding opportunities (e.g. mayors, local council leadership, police and crime commissioners etc) 
  • Supporting dioceses to think creatively about packaging projects up a) between parishes, b) between parishes, schools and clergy housing, c) across deaneries. 
  • Leading consortia of dioceses to apply for funding if available and supporting applications 
  • Building a hub of best practice and shared learning which will include designing and delivering training to staff and volunteers at all levels
  • Sharing statutory funding opportunities across the Church of England, Net Zero Carbon, Giving, and Fundraising networks and with Cathedrals 

The ideal candidate:

To be successful, you will need experience of securing statutory funding for projects and of other aspects of fundraising. You will need to be a very strong self-motivator and initiator as the job requires an ability to work across a wide geographical area on a diverse range of projects. Experience managing projects would also be useful. You will be an excellent trainer and communicator. 

Due to the specialist nature of the roles within The Giving Directorate, training will be provided to successful candidates to enable them to carry out their role confidently.


  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent/relevant experience.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising



  • Experience in securing funding from statutory funders 
  • Success in securing five and six-figure gifts
  • Experience of other types of grants and trust fundraising in a paid capacity 
  • Experience of working successfully in multi-disciplinary teams across departments in a complex organisation.
  • Influencing others through communication and strong leadership skills


  • Experience of working within the Church sector, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, ideally in relation to giving, fundraising, or church finances.
  • Experience working in the environment/low-carbon/sustainability sector.

Competencies Required

  • Ability to motivate others to apply for statutory funding and maximise the funds they raise through training, coaching and mentoring, including volunteers and paid fundraisers.
  • Effective written and oral communication, including strong attention to detail to write high-quality applications, proposals and presentations.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Strong analytical and data management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish positive relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks and ensuring deadlines are met whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong administrative skills, including knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office effectively.
  • An ethical approach, with practice that is entirely consistent with the Christian faith and abides by all relevant legislation (including the Code of Fundraising Practice).
  • Good at working within a diverse and dispersed team as The Giving Directorate are based across the country.
Success in the role demands good understanding of the devolved nature of the Church of England, and the ability to work effectively across it.  The post-holder will be expected to develop material and presentations that are consistent with Christian principles and theology, and as such, should be a member of the Church of England, or in sympathy with the mission and ethos of the Church.  

The role will require some travel throughout the UK and may also require occasional work on weekends. If the postholder is not based in Church House, they will need to attend some meetings and training at Church House, and so must be willing to travel to Church House as required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 05 May 2024.
Interviews will be held during week commencing 13 May 2024.

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.  

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  • We collaborate 
  • We act with integrity 
  • We show compassion 
  • We respect others 

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