Parish Funding and Grants Adviser

Funding & Grants Adviser

This exciting new role has been created to help our parish churches develop fundraising skills, funding knowledge and sound resource management practice. It will play a key role in our finance and resourcing strategy, which aims to assist local parish churches in becoming sustainable.

Who We Are

You will be part of a small but innovative Finance and Resourcing team, working within the Diocesan Board of Finance (the DBF), a charity which provides administrative support to the Church of England in Suffolk, serving 443 parish churches throughout the county.

Key Responsibilities

The role will entail working alongside local parish churches to provide grants and fundraising support. This could include providing assistance in undertaking successful grant applications; helping to plan fundraising campaigns; growing a fundraising volunteer network; producing general advice on these topics; and pointing parishes towards other key initiatives outlined within the finance and resourcing strategy. 

Who We Are Looking For

Someone who relishes a challenging but rewarding work environment and is:

  • Interested in helping parish churches grow
  • Able to demonstrate experience in fundraising
  • People-oriented, has excellent communication skills, and the ability to develop good working relationships
  • Willing to travel to and visit historic church buildings throughout Suffolk
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise workloads


What We Offer

We offer a competitive salary (£28,419 - £29,475 FTE), discretionary non-working days (Christmas, Easter), employee pension and flexible working.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this pivotal role, please contact Lee Jukes, our Parish Finance and Resources Manager for an informal discussion: or call 01473 298551.

Closing Date: 4 November | Interview Date: 12 November

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