Crosslinks (SE4 1XF)
Date posted: 20th July 2023
Application ends: 14th August 2023
We're recruiting a short-term mission coordinator to manage our gap year team placements, as well as short-term volunteers and our project partners.
The post holder has responsibility for the effective development and running of Crosslinks' short-term mission programmes, from promoting the schemes to facilitating each assignment which includes interviewing, preparing, sending and pastorally caring for volunteers. The post holder will also act as Project Coordinator for all projects presented to Crosslinks by individuals and organisations seeking funding. This includes overseeing applications, selection, payments, monitoring and review.
- Proven pastoral care skills, and a servant minded heart and attitude. - Proven ability to be able to work effectively with all age groups but especially with the 18-30 age group. - Excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to handle deadlines against changing/conflicting priorities. - A clear thinker, able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively and remain calm under pressure. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. An ability to communicate with individuals and churches in a way that is gospel-focused and grace-driven. - An understanding of different cultures. - Experience of giving presentations. - Able to undertake occasional UK travel. - Ability to work well within a busy, multi-disciplinary team and office environment, liaising effectively at all levels, including visitors, trustees, and supporters. - Ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise workload. - Ability to deal with confidential, sensitive, and personal information. - Enhanced DBS disclosure for working with children and young people. - Conversant with Microsoft Office suite of software, and contact management software (Crosslinks uses TQ). - Willing and able to occasionally work outside normal office hours (with occasional weekends) to fulfil specific programme/Crosslinks needs such as orientation and team debriefs.
The successful candidate will also be: - A committed Christian (a genuine occupational requirement under section 7 (3) of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief Regulations 2003), taking an active role in the local church, living a godly lifestyle, prepared to align themselves with and sign the Crosslinks 'Basis of the Society' (see https://www.crosslinks.org/discover/about-the-society/statement-of-faith/basis-of-the-society/) - Have a clear and biblical understanding of mission and the role of a mission society and some overseas experience or exposure to work internationally. - Supportive of Crosslinks' mission and objectives and passionate about the good news of Jesus Christ being shared with all people.