Head of Church Growth and Evangelism

Manchester Diocesan Board of Finance

Salary:                            £41,180 - £47,483 per annum FTE (Band 6.1 to 6.3)

Hours of work:               Full Time – 35 hours per week

Contract term:               3 Years Fixed Term

Normal place of work:  Church House, Manchester M3 2GH until January 2023, then St John’s House, Bury BL9 0NE from January 2023 with some hybrid working

Closing Date:                 Noon, Monday 5th September 2022

Interview Date:              Thursday 22nd September 2022 at Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GH


Do you have a passion for evangelism and church growth? Do you long to see local churches translating vision into practice? Do you relish the challenge to develop and shape our strategy and to put it into action at a local level, in partnership with key players?


Manchester Diocese has Evangelism and church growth at the heart of its strategy for the coming years. We are looking for a creative, dynamic and experienced practitioner to join the strategy team and play a leading role in enabling church planting, revitalisations, pioneering, and effective evangelism in line with the Diocesan vision.  This post holder will work closely with senior clergy and project members within the diocese where your proven skills will be utilised.


The successful applicant will be able to engage positively with the breadth of traditions in the Church of England and able to reflect theologically on mission and church growth.  The post holder will be an effective team leader with experience in church planting and evangelism as well as project/change management, preferably within an Anglican church environment. You will be a confident communicator working effectively with a variety of personalities, working flexibly to manage budgets and meet deadlines.



There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010. 



The post is open to lay and ordained applicants; the post is only available on lay terms and conditions as stated above.


It is a priority for Manchester Diocese for our staff to reflect the diversity of our congregations and the diocese as a whole. We welcome applications from all. We recognise that women and people of the global majority are under-represented in key roles in our diocese and so we particularly encourage applications from these groups.


To apply, please click on the link: https://dioceseofmanchester.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/22?target=frame. Application should be made via a laptop or desktop rather than a mobile device. Please refer to the to the attached job description and person specification for further information. 



For queries related to the role, please contact NickSmeeton@manchester.anglican.org.


Manchester Diocesan Board of Finance

Job Location Type
Office Based
Church House 90 Deansgate until January 2023, then St John’s House, Bury BL9 0NE, GB
Between £41,180.00 and £47,483.00 pa
Full Time
Mon, 05/09/2022
Contact Phone
0161 828 1466
Contact Email