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Applications sought for Anglican Communion’s communications director post

Posted on: January 5, 2016 10:32 AM

[ACNS] Would-be applicants for the post of director of communications for the Anglican Communion have another 10 days to submit their applications. The closing date for the post, which was first advertised last month, is 15 January. Interviews are expected to be held in London on 4 February.

The new director of communications will be tasked with unearthing and publishing stories of Christians in action, promoting communication between member churches, and providing a communications service to the four Instruments of Communion – the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates Meetings and Lambeth Conferences.

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” in order to provide a daily worldwide news service and a proactive service for the media.

Commenting on the post, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said that “directing communications for the Anglican Communion is an exciting task. 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 advertisement and information about how to apply can be found here.