[ACNS] The Anglican Communion is seeking a new director of communications who will be tasked with unearthing and publishing stories of Christians in action, promoting communication between member churches, and providing a communications service to the Instruments of Communion.
The Anglican Communion is an international family of 44 self-governing churches, with 85 million members in 165 countries. The director of communications, a key player in the Communion, will report directly to the secretary general of the Anglican Communion and manage a small team.
In addition to creating a communications strategy, the post-holder will form “a global communicators’ network” and be involved in the “daily gathering and disseminating [of] good news, without ignoring the divisions in the Communion” to provide a daily worldwide news service and a proactive service for the media.
“Directing communications for the Anglican Communion is an exciting task,” the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said.
“Anglicans have lots to share with each other and with the world at large; that's an essential part of our calling as Christians.
“We are looking for someone who will be both passionate and professional in taking on this key post.”
The director of communications will be based at the Anglican Communion’s secretariat office in West London and the post is open to both lay and ordained applicants.
The closing date for applications is noon on 15 January and interviews are expected to take place in London on 4 February.
- Full details of the vacancy and how to apply can be found in the advert, which is available here.