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Community Project Lead - Hear Here

Created: 5th April 2024 at 10:37


Part-time, Fixed term (with the intention to extend)


33,210 - 36,080 pa pro-rata


The Diocese of Guildford has an exciting part-time opportunity for a Community Project Lead to manage our parish-based community project, Hear Here. As a member of the Mission Enabler Team, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly with enthusiastic colleagues across the wider Church House.

The Hear Here Project is a collaboration between the Diocese, Parishes, NHS Audiology Departments and Sight for Surrey to assist those who wear an NHS-issued hearing aid with any technical issues at clinics run by trained hearing champions. The clinics work to reduce social isolation through the maintenance of hearing devices, conversation, and friendship.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a team of volunteers to ensure clinics run consistently, safely, and according to required standards.
  • Delivery of training in partnership with NHS trusts and development of complementary missional training.
  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Administer and oversee project governance
  • Raise the profile of Hear Here to increase the number of clinics
  • Actively seek new funding streams for the project.
  • Oversee collection and analysis of data to enable accurate and timely reporting

Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Project Lead (Hear Here). 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in leading, developing and managing volunteer teams.
  • Have experience in leading and facilitating training.
  • Strong planning, organisational and administrative skills.
  • Have a familiarity with the Church of England, its organisation and governance structures.
  • Experience of writing successful funding bids.
  • Experience in working in the health or social care sector.
  • Good understanding of safeguarding practices.
  • A willingness to work flexibly, including occasionally at weekends, where required to facilitate training days.

The successful candidate will need to hold a UK driving licence and have their own vehicle as the position requires travel around the diocese from time to time.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector
  • Hybrid working
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision
  • 25 days (pro rata) annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive open-plan office and surroundings at Church House Guildford with free parking

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered. Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (peoplehr.net)

We will shortlist and interview on a rolling basis as applications are received and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

For more information, please find the full job description below. If you would like further information, please contact recruitment@cofeguildford.org.uk. 

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

We believe that diversity is a strength. We actively welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities, particularly those who identify as female, younger, of a UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage, or disabled, as its essential that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

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Closing date:

5th May, 2024 at 00:00

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