Overview

St Aldates Chuch Oxford is looking for a Communications and Connections Manager. You will have a passion to seek to engage with those exploring faith who are not yet part of the St Aldates Chuch Oxford community, as well as streamlining and developing their internal church messaging. This role has significant scope for innovation, creativity and a fresh approach to digital and physical communications. They also want to maximise how they use their digital platforms to help people find a place to belong in our church. Through combining communications with connections this role gives a unique opportunity to oversee how people engage with the church from very first contact to being a committed member of our core.


Closing date: 15 August 2022

Contract: Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Location: Oxford


Description:

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

  • Looking after the language, tone of voice, and delivery of all our internal and external communications.
  • Working with the Creative Lead to ensure that house-style and branding is applied consistently across all communications.

CONTENT PRODUCTION TO SUPPORT MINISTRY, OUTREACH & EVENTS

  • Supporting ministry heads crafting engaging messaging for activities, events and initiatives.
  • Developing and distributing messaging for large events such as Christmas and Easter, as well as promoting these through organic and paid advertising.
  • Working alongside the Events Manager to support events communication and keeping the website calendar up to date with all the relevant information.

DEVELOPING THE USE OF CHURCHSUITE AS A MINISTRY TOOL

  • Training leadership team and volunteers to adopt ChurchSuite as a tool for looking after a growing congregation.
  • Supporting Small Group pastor and training small group leaders to effectively connect more people to communities through the Small Groups Module.
  • Rolling out Rotas module so volunteers across all teams can be managed more effectively.
  • Looking after the database, making sure we welcome new people and we nurture those connections long term.
  • Managing “Join a Team” requests (online and onsite), forwarding to relevant ministries and following up on signups.
  • Being the point of contact for connection volunteers who contact newcomers during the week.

DEVELOPING TOOLS FOR DISCIPLESHIP

  • Developing and accelerating the use of digital tools to support deepening discipleship and leadership pathways.
  • Supporting our Discipleship team – helping people to join Aldates Groups.

SUPPORTING OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

  • Engaging with our online community to establish who and where they are.
  • Creating pathways for engagement (e.g. trialling locality events, online events, online small groups)

Requirements

  • You must be able to juggle competing demands on your time, be able to prioritise well and with excellent attention to detail.
  • You need to be proactive, able to anticipate requests and to drive projects and ensure input is received in a timely manner
  • You must be happy to undertake routine work and be totally reliable in all that you do.
  • You must be able to work to tight deadlines, sometimes under some stress and pressure.
  • You must have excellent skills in English – spoken and written.
  • You will need to be a good organiser, able to take responsibility and to see creative solutions to problems which you are asked to solve.
  • You will have to have a good sense of humour and will combine excellent administration skills with the ability to work creatively as a member of a team.

Information & Applications 

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About St Aldates Church Oxford

Our vision is to invite people to encounter Jesus, equip people to follow Jesus in every area of their lives, and envision people to transform their communities.

We are excited about what God is doing in our midst. We are seeing people come to faith in Jesus on a weekly basis, and we are pioneering new ways of discipling people to make a difference in every area of their lives. As a city-centre church with a congregation of 1000+, we have a large number of volunteer leaders and team across our ministries, leading Aldates Groups, Alpha, student ministry, Aldates Kids and Youth. We have four services every Sunday, one of which is broadcast live. We are passionate about supporting and empowering the marginalised in the community through our ACT ministry.

Our staff team consists of 25+ Ministry and Operations leaders. In addition, the School of Ministry recruits 10-12 Interns annually who work alongside ministry leaders.

We operate out of three main buildings. The Church seats around 500 people and was extensively re-ordered 30 years ago. It provides a wonderful space for worship and is regularly used for special events such as Youth gatherings, Children’s Holiday Club, Student Balls, conferences and other meetings. The Church Centre (40 Pembroke Street) holds the offices of most of the Staff team along with various meeting rooms. The Catacombs Building (a few hundred metres away on Littlegate Street) has space that is used as a Youth centre and the basement has been dedicated as the Oxford Prayer Room.