IT Manager – UK
As WEC's UK IT Manager you will develop, manage and support the IT needs of our UK Branch, develop and deliver our UK IT Strategy according to WEC Core and Practice. The role is varied and includes aspects of IT service delivery including infrastructure management, 1st–3rd line support, strategic planning, budgeting and vendor management.
Following a period of restructuring and investment the IT infrastructure is now relatively stable, so although there will continue to be the normal work one would expect from maintaining a SME network, there will also be freedom to add a creative dimension to the role, collaborating with others both within WEC and in the wider church, to develop inventive solutions that leverage technology to fulfil the Great Commission.
There is an expectation that you will act as our UK representative on WEC's developing International IT Ministry team.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You are an experienced IT professional with a passion to see technology empower missions. This strategic role requires a passion for Christ, unreached peoples and a professional and creative approach to IT service delivery.
The role will be based at the UK Headquarters in Coventry, to best support the UK infrastructure.
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About United Kingdom
The capital of the United Kingdom and its largest city London, is a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million, the fourth-largest in Europe and second-largest in the European Union.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have devolved administrations based in their capitals, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, respectively. Other major urban areas in the UK include Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
Religious worldviews and unreached peoples in the UK
The population of the UK is around 65.4 million. 57% profess to be Christian and of those 7.91% are Evangelical. Other main religions and belief systems include: Islam - 4.1%, Hinduism - 2.8%, Pagan religions - 0.7%, Buddhism - 0.4%, Non-religious - 34.5%.
The UK contains around 105 distinct people groups, of whom 32 are currently unreached with the hope of the gospel.
[source Joshua Project]
Please pray with us for: integration and support for refugees and immigrants – a national awakening – local churches sharing the good news of Jesus – youth and childrens' work [Operation World, 2010 print edition]
You can also pray for the UK using the online resource: Operation World.
WEC in the UK
WEC's work in the UK has a long history of training and sending Christian workers all over the world. WEC UK is committed to:
• Partnering with churches all over the UK to mobilise our members into ministry;
• Working cross-culturally to bring immigrant communities into Christian community Neighbours Worldwide;
• Encouraging and stimulating prayer for world missions, accurately researching the whole mission scene through the Operation World team;
• Offering opportunities for short-term missions exposure;
• Ministering to drug and alcohol addicts through the work of Betel;
• Working with churches to run World Adventure kids programmes and summer youth camps aiming to bring children to faith and to learn about their place in God’s world;
• Publishing strategic mission books and magazines;
• Hosting Mission & Me days to those wishing to explore God’s call to cross-cultural work.