UK Regional Development Manager

Up to £33,000 pa

Full time, permanent (35 hours per week)

London SW1

Mothers’ Union are looking for someone with proven project development experience gained within Christian or community organisations to join us a Regional Development Manager. 

Established in 1876, we are a Christian membership organisation with over 60 affiliated local charities in Britain and Ireland and over 500 worldwide – and we're still growing. Our Regional Development Managers work with our members within communities creating innovative ways to share learning across regions within the UK & Ireland and worldwide, at the cutting edge of community and organisational development, helping to build  confidence reputation and learning.  In all our regions, you will support our members as they undertake a participatory listening process which we have named MULOA( Mothers’ Union Listens Acts and Observes) leading to member-led development of regional strategies and plans to enable them to bring lasting change to their communities. We made a difference to more than 650,000 people in 2016 and have a vision to make an impact on more than one million people by 2021.

In this role you will have particular responsibility for regions within England, Wales, and Scotland. Supporting the various programmes in these regions, you will lead on the development and implementation of participatory member-led church and community mobilisation processes, and associated learning and management systems to enable large scale change in the communities. You will measure the impact of these changes, helping other communities to develop and implement their programmes. 

You will also co-ordinate the work undertaken in supporting individuals and families who are involved in work with prisons and rehabilitation facilities. You will be responsible for engaging and networking with partner organisations to share knowledge in prison work, encouraging and implementing innovative ways to manage the programme. You will have a passion for helping to take processes and programmes to scale with an incredibly high level of local and regional ownership, working with multiple stakeholders.

A practicing Christian, you will have significant experience and confidence in partnering with groups engaging in participatory assets-based mobilisation processes, with experience of working within Christian or community organisations and, in particular with church mobilisation in the UK.  Knowledge and experience of the UK Prison system would be highly beneficial.

 In addition, you will be a highly organised individual, able to effectively manage projects including administration, time management and delivery within a budget with minimum supervision. This will be coupled with excellent communication skills, including the ability to work effectively independently or in teams and with external partners and organisations. Knowledge of the regions and a willingness to undertake travel as required to the regions is essential.

A key remit of this post will be to participate and contribute to the spirituality of Mothers’ Union. You may be asked to lead and run small bible study groups as part of the fellowship when on a visit to the designated regions.  For this reason the post holder must be a practicing Christian. (Occupational Requirement Equality Act 2010). This post may also involve some direct contact with children when working or visiting Mothers’ Union dioceses nationally and the post holder will therefore be asked to undertake a Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Mothers’ Union is unique. We don’t work alongside communities, we work inside communities. We are an exciting and growing grassroots charity with over 4 million members in 83 countries bringing Christian care for families right at the heart of communities worldwide. It is a goal that we actively pursue through our faith, programme work, advocacy and policy campaigns.

To find out more and to apply please take a look at our Job Application Pack

If you would like to apply for this job then please complete the Application Form and the Mothers Union Equal Opportunities Form and send to or post it to Mothers’ Union, Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB


Closing Date 13th December