United Bible Societies
Location: South America
Work from Home
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Leadership & Management
Posted: 20 Jul 2021
Closes: 9 Aug 2021

Head of Regional Support Services

United Bible Societies

Job Title: Head of Regional Support Services
Team: Global Ministry Exchange Team
Location: Home or Hub-based
Annual Salary: Competitive
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Who are we?
United Bible Societies (UBS) is a fellowship of around 150 Bible Societies that work with all major church traditions in more than 240 countries and territories. Together, we translate, publish, distribute and help people engage with the Bible. We are a leading Bible translation agency, having completed more than 70% of the world’s full Bible translations. We also help people engage with the Bible in their daily lives and at key points of need including using the Bible to develop literacy skills and using the Bible in trauma healing programmes. We exist to work until our mission of “the Bible for everyone” is complete. We operate as a globally dispersed virtual team with local hubs in Kenya, Singapore, the UK and USA. We are seeking to appoint a Head of Regional Support Services to the Global Mission Team working in the region.

What will this role involve?
This is an exciting new opportunity for someone who wants to help Bible Societies develop and grow Bible-based ministries across Central and South America and the Caribbean. You will directly lead a small team, developing organizational capacity and managing grants, and you will work collaboratively with other departments of the Global Mission Team to align, develop and deliver our services. Through your leadership, you will address key challenges in the region, including those related to integrating print and digital ministries, developing sustainable business practices,
managing supply chains and developing good governance. You will represent the interests of Bible Societies and the Global Mission Team in the region at a senior level in the Global Ministry Exchange team. You will build a spirit of cooperation, partnership and information sharing between Bible Societies and Global Mission Team staff operating in the region and you will work to create an environment in which these Bible Societies can thrive and better serve their diverse audiences.

Who are we looking for?
You are the kind of person who can work collaboratively and effectively with other senior leaders. You think strategically, you are well organized, and you are influential. You are fluent in Spanish and English and you are adept at navigating cultures and differing worldviews. You are comfortable working in a Christian organisation and you are sensitive to the breadth of church support that UBS enjoys. We are looking for an individual native to the region - unfortunately we cannot support a move to the region for someone from outside of South America.

What do we offer?
You will be joining a dynamic, international organisation with a passion for providing all people with the Word of God in their heart language. There will be opportunities to travel, and to work on unique projects with a global team, as well as with churches, external mission partners and organisations.

How to apply
Please submit the following 3 documents by email to recruitment@biblesocieties.org by midnight GMT on 09 August 2021 - please enter Head of Regional Support Services (UBSA) as the email subject;

1. Up to date CV in English.
2. Cover letter outlining your suitability for this role in Spanish.
3. A one page document outlining how you would see this role developing during your first two
years in post in English

A copy of the job description is attached.

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United Bible Societies

United Bible Societies (UBS) is a global network of Bible Societies working in over 200 countries and territories across the world.
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