Director of Training & Mentoring
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Our Missionaries work with churches to build relationships with people in their communities and share the transforming love of God in Jesus Christ to enable many people to put their trust in Jesus and to join his family, the Church. Our Missionaries carry and live out the gospel in London’s neediest neighbourhoods where they live, work and worship, in partnership with churches.
To deliver our aspirations we have created clear lines of leadership, support and accountability for our entrepreneurial front-line mission teams. They are supported by our professional head office teams, and together we form one London City Mission team committed to the salvation of souls and the glory of God in London. As one mission team, we gather regularly to share fellowship, pray, train and hear updates that encourage and inspire one another.
Graham Miller was appointed as CEO (“Chief Servant”) in 2013, being the youngest London City Mission CEO since its founder, David Nasmith. Following progress against a bold strategy over the last few years we have recently agreed an ambitious strategy for the next five years. This places a greater intentional emphasis on partnering with churches to envision, engage and equip the Church in its evangelistic cross-cultural urban mission to the least reached and hardest to reach communities of London.
London City Mission currently has an annual turnover of approximately £7 million, which supports the work of approximately 80 front-line missionaries, 40 Mission associates and 20 short-term placements, as well as our support teams at head office. We are also blessed to steward a portfolio of over 200 properties used for
missional purposes. This includes a number of community based centres.
London City Mission has strategic clarity, missional urgency and a desire to serve the church in reaching the least reached in London. We now need a Director of Training and Mentoring to help us deliver and champion a strategy of training and mentoring to enable and support achievement of LCM’s new and ambitious five-year strategy.
Location: Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AH
Salary: £37,000 - £42,000 + Housing provided
Main Objectives of Job:
- To develop, deliver and champion a strategy of training and mentoring in line with the 5-year strategy.
- To provide leadership and direction for the development and delivery of training and mentoring activity across London City Mission (LCM).
- Provide strategic insight and overall accountability at the Leadership Team and liaise closely with the Board of Trustees.
- To lead, develop and grow the Training and Mentoring team and ensure all systems, processes and ways of working are co-ordinated and aligned with our goals.
- To significantly contribute to the corporate leadership and wider development of LCM.
Position in Organisation:
- Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Member of the Leadership Team representing all matters relating to training and mentoring.
- Line manages: 6 professional staff which consists of trainers, missiologists and administrators
- Participates in all Board meetings.
- Liaises with and influences all Teams within LCM.
Scope of Job:
- Corporate Leadership
- Interim Organisational Leadership
- Christian Leadership
- Training and Mentoring Strategy and Operation
- Leadership Team, Board and wider organisation
- Leadership and Management of Training and Mentoring Team
- External relationships
- Personal and Professional Development
- Corporate leadership (part of all Leadership Team job descriptions)
- Champion LCM’s Vision, Values and Strategy to all audiences.
- Take shared responsibility for the ongoing development of LCM strategy.
- Deliver through cross-functional working and foster a culture of cross-functional team working and collaboration as part of LCM’s way of working.
- Contribute significantly to the spiritual leadership of LCM.
- Take shared responsibility for creating a united, highly effective Leadership Team built on relationships of trust, openness, mutual respect and loyalty.
- Take shared responsibility for LCM achieving its corporate goals.
Interim Organisational Leadership:
Deputise in the absence of the CEO having full authority over the day-to-day running of the
- Contribute to the spiritual direction of LCM as part of the Leadership Team.
- Responsible for ensuring LCM’s beliefs and values are communicated and adhered to within the Training and Mentoring Team.
- Participate in monthly Team Days, role model commitment to LCM’s work, and spend time in prayer and worship together. On occasions to actively take part in leading a session or opening in prayer, as directed by the CEO.
- Participate in regular prayer times with members of the Leadership Team.
- Lead prayer times and biblical reflection with the Training and Mentoring Team at least weekly.
- Be committed to LCM’s Strategy, Values, and Statement of faith and conduct.
- Be committed to actively working and living in accordance with LCM’s reformed evangelical Christian beliefs:
- Set Christian standards in the working environment and lead by example.
- Maintain own spiritual health, development, and relationship with God (e.g. through individual prayer and reflection days).
Training and Mentoring Strategy and Operation:
- Develop, deliver and champion a strategy of training and mentoring in line with the 5-year strategy.
- Manage a team of trainers, missiologists and administrators who, together, will:
- Provide in-house training and mentoring for LCM staff (both initial training and continuing missional development). On some occasions there will be external students.
- Offer the LCM Pioneer programme.
- Co-ordinate college placements for theological college students interested in urban mission.
- Offer central training days (Practical Evangelism Training, Muslim Engagement Training, conferences, summer schools etc) and tailored-made training in urban mission to local churches within London
- Work in partnership with theological colleges to provide validated training in urban mission
- In partnership with the churches of London, and fellow departments within LCM, discern future missiological training needs and respond appropriately.
- Provide strategic insight to shape and direct the training and mentoring operation.
- Inspire others across LCM to contribute to and ‘buy into’ the training and mentoring strategy and to adopt and embed behaviours that support it.
- Ensure all our systems, processes and ways of working are aligned with achievement of the training and mentoring strategy and are well co-ordinated, efficient, effective and value-for-money.
- Spearhead thought leadership in the field of cross-cultural urban mission through personal research and the bringing together of expertise from various LCM departments.
- Develop written resources for the benefit of the mission and church leaders.
- Participate in conferences (locally, nationally and internationally) in the field of cross-cultural urban mission.
- Develop the work of LCM, in partnership with like-minded organisations, to become a centre of excellence for training in cross-cultural urban mission.
- Develop LCM library into an increasingly valuable resource for staff and the church of London.
- Manage departmental finances, appraisals and goal setting.
- Provide pastoral care for the department and students, as appropriate.
Leadership Team, Board, and wider organisation:
- Provide overall accountability for Training and Mentoring on the Leadership Team and to the Board, and report on performance and progress.
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Leadership Team to provide strategic insight and contribute to collective responsibility for success.
- Actively listen to others and to God and bring wisdom and insight.
- Work closely with other departments, including Ministries, Communications, Church Development and Partnerships, attending (where appropriate) cross-departmental forums to ensure a joined-up approach where consideration of Training and Mentoring is embedded in all planning and relevant activity across LCM.
- Lead inter-department project teams to improve joined-up working, effectiveness, and cross functional collaboration across various aspects of LCM’s operations.
- Ensure that London City Mission staff and the Board grow in their understanding of the training and mentoring function and apply this.
- Drive culture change, promoting the embedding of behaviours across LCM that support success of our training and mentoring.
Leadership and Management of the Training and Mentoring Team:
- Lead the Training and Mentoring team, ensuring that all staff are fully engaged with the purpose, vision, strategy and values of LCM.
- Deliver through strong project and programme management of activity and resources.
- Agree relevant objectives and ensure all work-plans and activities are well coordinated and aligned with the strategy.
- Provide regular, open and honest feedback on performance to build on success and to address quickly and effectively areas for performance improvement.
- Ensure all members of the team receive timely and honest mid-year and annual performance appraisals.
- Develop the team, investing in their personal and professional development through coaching and delegation of challenging assignments
- Provide an environment of trust, openness and prayer within the team to foster good two-way communication, risk taking, innovation and growth.
- Grow the team as we secure growth in donations.
- Represent LCM externally and proactively in identifying opportunities to raise the profile of the Mission.
- Network regularly and build relationships with other like-minded professionals, and bring insight, good practice and learning back to benefit LCM.
- Actively encourage the Training and Mentoring team members to network externally and seek out insights and good practice ideas and apply these for the benefit of LCM.
Personal and Professional Development:
- Develop self-awareness by seeking feedback and through reflection, and act upon this insight to shape and progress own development.
- Drive own continuous personal and professional development.
- Continually develop own leadership skills and effectiveness.
- Keep up to date with good practice and wider developments in the missiological and urban mission profession.
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