Digital Communications Officer for Pioneering Parishes

Digital Communications Officer for Pioneering Parishes

Do you have a passion for marketing and social media? Would you enjoy to playing a key role in making a new initiative successful?

  • Fixed Term until March 2026 / part-time (7 hours per week)
  • This is a home-based post with occasional visits to CMS House, Oxford
  • Starting salary £5,887 pro-rata (£29,435 FTE) with a generous pension contribution: up to 10 per cent employer contribution on annual salary.
  • CMS offers 36 days of annual leave pro rata (including bank holidays) as well as enhanced paid sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • CMS supports the mental wellbeing of its employees and offers a generous rewards and wellbeing package, including:
    • access to 24/7 employee assistance programme with qualified counsellors
    • regular wellbeing coffee mornings
    • support on menopause for women
    • up to three volunteer days a year
    • up to three family emergency leave days a year
    • retreats and resources for prayer life

We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from minority groups as they are currently underrepresented within our organisation at this level. All appointments are made on merit of skill, experience and potential as laid down in the job description and person specification.

Talk to us first ?

If you would welcome an informal discussion about the role before applying, please contact Tina Hodgett, Pioneering Parishes Project Leader on 01865 787486

Your role

We are looking for a proactive and organised person who has experience in both designing and executing marketing projects, including social media. You will effectively support the Pioneering Parishes Project Lead to develop and curate campaigns on social media. You will be work collaboratively to help develop audience centred marketing and support in the shaping of the social media strategy.

The organisation you’ll be joining

Church Mission Society is comprised of people who are passionate about mission and fired up about helping people follow Jesus. For over 200 years CMS has been at the forefront of global mission, living out the gospel of Jesus, seeing lives changed and communities transformed. If you join CMS you will find an organisation that has been reinvigorated with a fresh vision to make disciples of Jesus among people at the edges, both in the UK and around the world.

What you’ll need to succeed

The appointed candidate will have proven experience of successfully delivering on various marketing, social media or communications story-telling projects. You will have a good working knowledge of website construction and content management systems, along with knowledge of legal frameworks in communications.

It is also a requirement for this post holder to be in sympathy with the aims and values of CMS.

Further details can be found in the job description and person specification available to download below.

Our commitment to you


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. We believe that every child or adult we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Our recruitment and selection processes are in line with our Safeguarding Policy and the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which CMS is a member of as part of our commitment to safeguarding.    


Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

Closing date

We must get your application by midnight on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Interviews are planned to be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023 in CMS House, Oxford.

To apply

Please send your application form and CV to jobs [at] churchmissionsociety [dot] org or by post to HR Team, CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ. CVs will only be considered when sent with a completed application form (download below). Please be sure to save a copy of the application form to your device. If you have any issues downloading or opening the form please contact our HR team for assistance. See the application guide for further advice.

CMS is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all grades the diverse communities that we serve. Therefore we ask that you complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and send it to equalopportunities [at] churchmissionsociety [dot] org

As a member of the Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, CMS has committed to systematically check with previous employers from at least the last five years for any ‘SEAH’ (Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment) issues relating to all potential new hires.

Candidates for all UK roles must already be eligible to work in the UK, with a valid visa and work permit if required.