Digital Labs Manager
The Church of England (National Church Institutions)
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Title: Digital Labs Manager
Location: Hybrid working. Ideally to include 2 days per week at Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ.
Salary: £39,289 rising to £42,246 on completion of 6 month probation.
Type: Permanent (Open to flexible working or part time for this role)
Background: Since the Church of England started the award-winning Digital Labs training programme, more than 13,500 people have benefitted from our tailored training for church leaders and volunteers. This role is an exciting opportunity to take ownership of Digital Labs, which equips local churches to use social media, websites and other digital tools for evangelism and discipleship. We offer industry-standard advice made relevant through in person training, webinars, blogs, videos, and a newsletter.
Who we are and our values
We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church locally and throughout England. We work together in our teams, with those who serve in Parishes, Dioceses, Schools and other ministries and with our partners at a national and international level. We have developed our NCI ‘people’ values which are below, and we work with these regardless of whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith;
- Responsible for quality delivery and continuous development of the national digital skills training programme, ensuring the content remains engaging and relevant and that it equips the local church to run digital activities that help achieve the Church’s vision and strategy.
- Create, maintain and deliver training for ordinands and roll this out to ensure every ordinand progressing to curacy receives training in key digital tools for churches, including how to use A Church Near You.
- Provide digital workshops and advice for diocesan staff with responsibility for digital communications.
- Develop the multi-channel communications for Digital Labs, to continue to grow and engage an online community of clergy, church and lay leaders.
- Oversee the Digital Labs webpages, blog and newsletter, supporting the Digital Labs Officer who manages these day to day.
- Produce content for the Digital Labs blogs and guides, including creating and commissioning short training videos for people to access digital skills on-demand.
- Work with the Senior Digital Communications Manager on the Digital Team’s wider work, in particular ensuring effective training for editors to use A Church Near You and ensuring effective resources to help churches participate in national campaigns.
- Ensure Digital Labs is using the best platforms and best practice approaches for effective adult learning and support peers from other teams delivering their own training to use and follow these.
- Advocate and champion the use of the Resources from the Church of England YouTube channel across the NCIs.
- Shape and lead large national events to equip church leaders with digital skills and promote the vision of The Church of England.
- Build relationships inside and outside the NCIs, actively networking to ensure a diverse range of engaging contributors are heard and involved in Digital Labs activities, from across our dioceses and the breadth of Church of England traditions and beyond.
- Work with the Deputy Head of Communications to contribute to safeguarding training for NCIs and diocesan colleagues where this covers safeguarding in relation to social media.
- Responsible for the Digital Labs budget
- Oversee the work of the Digital Labs Officer.
- You may be required to manage external agencies, contractors and freelancers
- Proven ability and previous experience of developing and delivering programmes of learning or training.
- A track record of developing the strategy for large projects and seeing them through to delivery and completion.
- Experience of using social media professionally.
- Experience of planning digital marketing campaigns.
- A good understanding of the digital environment and digital trends.
- An awareness and understanding of Christian evangelism.
- Excellent project management and organisation skills.
- Excellent clear digital copywriting skills.
- Excellent clear verbal communication skills.
- Excellent IT skills with Microsoft Office and other industry standard applications.
- Ability to act both strategically and tactically.
- A passion for digital and helping churches use this.
- Comfortable and confident helping churches promote faith in Jesus Christ in the digital public square.
- Build consensus and positive relationships within and across teams.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a small core team, and as part of a wider team during certain events.
- Experience of working in an adult learning environment.
- Gain confidence and trust of senior internal stakeholders through
- Able to travel occasionally within England.
- Able to deliver evening webinar sessions occasionally.
To discuss this position further, please ring Joe Santry on 07563 131792 or email email@example.com. To apply for this position, please email a CV and completed Bio Details Form (attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are expected to be held on the 14th July 2022.