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Diocese of Leeds

Funding Officer

Reference: GreenJobs – cofe/TP/23046/6620
Employer: Diocese of Leeds
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Contract

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Funding Officer
Location: Leeds
Salary: £19,266 (FTE £32110)
Job Type: Employee
Reference: cofe/TP/23046/6620 Posted: 26 Jan 2024 – Closes: 25 Feb 2024
We are looking for a new 3 day a week, 24 month fixed term Funding Officer to join the passionate, vibrant and friendly team in the Diocese of Leeds. We cover a wide geographical area in Northern England including Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield and the Yorkshire Dales.
In line with the Church of England’s Routemap to Net Zero Carbon, the Diocese of Leeds has an ambition to achieve net zero carbon (NZC) by 2030 across our diocesan estate. To deliver this ambition, a detailed net zero carbon programme has been developed is being implemented to decarbonise the 587 churches, 57 school and 451 domestic properties for clergy within the diocese.
We are recognised as a leading diocese within the whole of the Church of England’s NZC programme, and we anticipate being at the forefront of seeking funding for decarbonisation projects in this sector.
A recent piece of research for the Diocese of Leeds has identified potential NZC funding sources across including community funding, grant funding, statutory funding, high net worth individuals, corporate donors. A funding action plan has been proposed.
To support this extensive programme of work we are seeking an experienced Funding Officer to work alongside a growing vibrant and committed diocesan team of NZC officers. The diocese has gained national Church of England funding to support this role for two years.
For full details on role responsibilities and requirements, please click on ‘apply now’ and see the attached job description.
Our Values
The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.
Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.
For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.
The Diocese of Leeds is currently unable to sponsor candidates without Right to Work in the UK. Candidates must have Right to Work in the UK to take up this role.
To download a copy of our policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders from the diocesan website, please click on the below link:

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