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St-Martin-in-the-Fields

Archived: Research and Product Development Lead

6 months fixed term 

Who we are 

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a unique configuration of cultural, charitable and commercial initiatives rooted in the life of a vibrant Church of England congregation. Our vision is At the heart. On the edge. This declares that we see ourselves at the heart of London, through our location on Trafalgar Square, and of the nation, through our 500-year links with the royal family, and also of the church, through our national profile gained through nearly a century of broadcasting and our flagship role in social issues – but also appealing to the heart through our long tradition of choral and classical music and our reputation for compassion gained through a century of engagement with poverty and destitution. It also names our calling to be on the edge, not just of Trafalgar Square but alongside those on the edge through being excluded, ignored or oppressed by society or church, and on the cutting edge of innovation in culture, commerce, charity and congregational life. 

About the department 

HeartEdge is a network of churches initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It’s design is for those working at the heart of culture, community and commerce and those who are at the margins and on the edge. 

HeartEdge supports churches in blending their mission around four key areas:

  • Congregation – Inclusive approaches to liturgy, worship and day-to-day communal life
  • Compassion – Models of outreach serving local need and addressing social justice
  • Culture – Art, music and ideas to re-imagine the Christian narrative for the present moment
  • Commerce – Commercial activities that generate finance, creatively extending and enhancing mission and ministry through social enterprise 

HeartEdge supports its members in finding their stories, sharing resources and connecting effectively with others developing their church and community. We create spaces where members give from their experience and take from others – an exchange that’s often inspiring, always compelling, and mutually useful for all participants. We want HeartEdge to be an essential resource and a valuable community, as you develop your church and neighbourhood. 

About the role 

HeartEdge is an ecumenical movement for renewal within the broad church which supports churches in blending their mission around four key areas: Congregation, Commerce, Culture and Compassion. It provides opportunity for churches to learn from each other, celebrate success and plan for the future. “At the heart. On the edge.” is the vision statement developed by the congregation of St Martin’s. 

This job fast tracks production of learning resources generated by insights from our 100+ partners. We want the research to generate a portfolio of useful, compelling resources enabling members to advance their mission. Excellent research, communication and relationship building skills are a key part of this role. 

While working in a lively office based environment, this role can also be based at home and work remotely. 

Working at St Martin’s

  • Based at: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
  • Fixed term length: six months
  • Salary: £35,000 per annum plus Workplace Pension
  • Holiday entitlement: pro rata 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Perks: 20% discount in the Café in the Crypt/Courtyard, Shop (excluding books) and limited concert concessions
  • Notice period: 1 month 

Who we are looking for 

We are searching for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join our HeartEdge team who is:

  • Passionate – about working at the heart of culture, community and commerce
  • Enthusiastic– about helping those who are at the margins and on the edge
  • Hardworking – who can take the initiative to get things done
  • Self-starting – excellent at organisation and calm under pressure
  • Friendly – able to work in a team 

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How to apply 

To apply for this post, please email the following to hr@smitf.org by 9.00am on 06 February 2020:

  • A cover letter/email letting us know why you want to be part of our team
  • A CV detailing your relevant achievements in each role, and include two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer/university/college (if applicable) 

If you would like to chat about this role, please call a member of the Human Resources Team on 020 7766 1101/1119. 

Interviews will be held on 14 February 2020. 

As we generally receive a high volume of applications, we do not acknowledge receipt. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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