Global discipleship for a changing world

Our mission is to enable effective collaborations between mission movements and leaders
– working together globally to share faith and change lives

OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Faith2Share is seeking an International Director with the vision, mission, passion, experience and skills to enable mission movements and leaders globally to work together in sharing faith and changing lives.

About Faith2Share

Faith2Share is a relational Christian network connecting local and global mission movements, leaders and practitioners, equipping them to form collaborations and work effectively together to see faith changing lives all over the world.The network is international, multi-cultural, evangelical (rooted in the Bible and Christ-centred) and committed to partnership with local and national churches of many different backgrounds. There are currently 40 network member agencies, coming from a wide range of Christian traditions, who believe that their diversity of culture and tradition enriches our unity in evangelical faith and mission.

As the Faith2Share network
  • we prioritise working with mission movements from the global north and south who particularly demonstrate an intention of working together.
  • we focus our support to mission leaders, creating new opportunities for them to connect, learn and grow in leadership.
  • we enable effective collaborations between organisations, focusing on key mission issues and opportunities, and demonstrating what working together can achieve.
  • we impact the lives of people across many different cultures, developing intentional Christian discipleship, leadership and faith for a changing world.

Faith2Share is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1132707). The office is currently in Oxford, UK.

For more information about Faith2Share, please visit:

http://www.faith2share.net

Context

Faith2Share began in a small way in 2000 and was registered as a charity in 2009 with Mark Oxbrow as the Founding International Director. Over the last 8 years under Mark’s able leadership, emerging and established leaders and practitioners of local and global mission movements have formed effective collaborations that learn, pray and work together to see faith changing lives all over the world.

Faith2Share continues to grow as a global network with emerging partners maturing and new partners joining. The 40 member agencies now support over 7,000 mission personnel. We encounter fresh opportunities but also big challenges ahead.What might Faith2Share offer to the global church in the years to come?

As Mark steps down from the role of International Director, we seek a new leader who embraces the vision and mission of Faith2Share and is capable of leading Faith2Share and our network members strategically through our next phase of development.

Key Role and Responsibilities

The International Director provides leadership within the network in the following key areas:

  • networking the member organisations;
  • disseminating mission research and information that will advance the common goals of mission;
  • sharing or finding resources to advance the members’ mission objectives.

The International Director facilitates the cooperative development and implementation of shared policy within the network and catalyses the network’s growth through intentional and relational bridge-building with organisations sharing a common mission vision who may wish to join the network.

The post holder will ensure that the whole Faith2Share network continues to work at the cutting edge of contemporary mission, specifically by working with other global mission networks to explore appropriate responses, and new mission models, as churches face new opportunities and challenges in mission.

The International Director works effectively to carry forward the network’s vision for collaborative mission in accordance with the ethos and values of Faith2Share.

The International Director is also the primary point of contact with other mission movements and will ensure that information coming out of the network is consistent and compliant with the common ethos and agreed policies of these movements. Within and beyond the network (s)he has a primary role in the articulation of vision and values and the building of relationships of trust (across different cultures) that lead to Bible-inspired partnerships for holistic mission.

The International Director provides leadership and management for the staff and volunteers of Faith2Share.(S)he oversees the administrative functions and day-to-day operations of the office, including the management of the staff and coordination of their work activities. (S)he must oversee or ensure that proper structures are in place for the management of the charity’s resources and report to the board.

The International Director is responsible for the ‘public face’ of Faith2Share and the maintenance of effective relationships with other networks, church bodies and leaders engaged in global mission.

Salary: Commensurate with senior leadership position in the charity sector.

Enquiries: please email [email protected] .

Full Job Description.


How to Apply

Your application should comprise:

  • A covering letter of not more than two pages, outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the role. Support for the Christian ethos of Faith2Share is an Occupational Requirement for this position.
  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications and a full career history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements.
  • Mobile telephone numbers (to be used with discretion).
  • Names, email addresses and mobile telephone numbers of three persons (one of them should be your current or most recent employer) whom we can approach for references after your interview.No referee will be approached without your permission.
  • Interested candidates should email their application to
  • [email protected].
  • The closing deadline for applications is midday on Monday 22 January 2018.

Faith2Share will contact potential candidates for the first round of virtual interviews after applications close. Finalist candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview at the Faith2Share office in Oxford.

Thank you for your interest in the work of Faith2Share.

FAITH2SHARE VOLUNTEERS

Are you excited by what God is doing around the world in mission and want to be part of it - why not volunteer with Faith2Share? We are currently looking for people to join our small team in Oxford for anything from 6 months upwards for 1 - 4 days a week.

Download our latest volunteer opportunity sheet to find out more.

The one who calls you is faithful.

1 Thessalonians 5:24