Senior Leadership Development Consultant


Ministerial and leadership development is a significant component of a change project which seeks to renew and reform the ministry and mission of the Church of England.

The Senior Leadership Development Consultant, will join a small professional team which works with the Head of Senior Leadership Development to shape and deliver the strategy and approach to developing senior leaders in the Church. They will have a particular focus on enabling the ministry and leadership of Cathedral Deans in addition to leading other key learning and development projects. They will also manage a Project Administrator.


In this key role, you will contribute to the whole range of learning projects for senior clergy. Working with the other senior leadership professional and the Head of Senior Leadership Development, you will be part of a team shaping the development agenda across the various client groups supported - bishops, deans and the Strategic Leadership Development programme.

Both Senior Leadership Development professionals will lead on specific projects however your post will hold particular responsibility for the shaping of each element of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the high-quality L&D curriculum for deans and their teams.

An experienced, confident and credible professional, you will be the ‘go to’ L&D specialist for deans, supporting them with development offerings that reflect the contemporary challenges facing cathedrals. You will therefore continually review the learning approach and content to reflect the changing context both within and beyond the Church to ensure that participants are equipped as clerical leaders in a complex secular and church environment.

You will be comfortable engaging with multiple stakeholders including senior leaders and clergy who will review and inject fresh and relevant ideas into the programme design and input to the programme delivery in various ways. You will also be a permanent attendee at the Development and Appointments Group, a group of diocesan and suffragan bishops, deans and others who are charged to progress the senior appointments and development agenda.

Self motivated and flexible, you will be able to work outside of normal office hours if required, attend residential programmes and travel around the English dioceses.

In return 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.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th February 2019

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