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Job Title: Leader – Daytime Street Presence (Hereford)

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, sometimes worked flexibly – may include weekend and evening work.

Pay: £19,000 pa initially

Job Type: Fixed term Contract – 2 years

Create a city known for Christians who care!

Vennture are teaming up with Hereford Cathedral Almshouse Charity to build a caring presence in Hereford’s daytime economy. For a further 2 years, together with the city’s churches, we will provide meaningful pastoral care for everyone working in The City Centre, grow a deeper sense of a caring City Centre community and build a dynamic volunteer Ambassador team.

The Ambassador team will provide a calm, reassuring, uniformed presence. They will transform the shopper, visitor and tourist experience by listening, caring and helping. They will support the vulnerable – especially those suffering from emotional or mental impairment. They will provide a responsive, caring capability to the City’s CCTV, help Hereford Business Improvement District improve the City and integrate the role of The Cathedral and City Centre Churches with ‘Team Hereford’ – the cross-agency team leading change in the city.

This position is an opportunity for a capable candidate to create a tangible legacy of care and invest in making a Christian difference. You will be inspired by bold ambition and have a ‘can-care’ attitude. You will be down to earth person of faith – able to inspire others – commanding the confidence of people at all levels of society.

You will be a vital resource to the Cathedral and Church Leaders. You will link the church – in its broadest sense, with those running the city centre. You will recruit, lead and manage up to 80 volunteers – ensuring the team’s capacity and flexibility to sustain an impactful presence. You will be thrilled by helping people daily while shaping the city centre’s culture over time. You will possess strong presentation skills, experience of growing networks and managing volunteers effectively. You may have worked in an outward facing Christian setting or be able to demonstrate bringing Christian leadership to a secular context.

Vennture is committed to working with and serving people of all faiths and none. In this instance, the post holder will be an ambassador of Vennture and of the Hereford Cathedral Almshouse Charity. They will be required to promote the Christian ethos of the charities, speak at churches, connect with church leaders and be required to lead prayer. It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010 – part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian and sensitive to its various expressions across all church backgrounds. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details on this role which can be downloaded from: www.vennture.org.uk/join-the-team-2 . If you require further information please e-mail robert.thomas@vennture.org.uk or julia.over@vennture.org.uk

The closing date for applications for this post is 5pm on Monday February 25 and interviews are scheduled for w/c March 4 2019