Church of England

What a strange phenomenon in the UK. A Christian society with Church of England as their official church, they are not even allowed to mention their faith in their recruitment advertisment. What does this “Customer Insight and Strategy Director” mean? Are they looking for someone to attract congregation back to the church? “A Visionary Christian Evangelist” may be? If they are not allowed to mention that the candidate must be a Christian, will they accept a Muslim applicant? Are they even allowed to ask the candidate about their faith and beliefs? If not, how can they be sure that someone of the same belief will be hired? If they hire someone who has a different religion, how can this person do his or her job to allure people back to the Church of England?

Same as the human rights law, the equality concern in our society is tipping to its unbalance to a stage of not making any sense. Any sensible person will look at this advertisment and think “What”? They are putting a veil of commerce terms to hide the true identity of a religious person.

– track record of designing, developing and implementing customer insight programmes
– influence customer behaviour
Without looking at the heading, one may think it’s a recruitment advertisment from Tesco.



Church of England
16 Nov 2011
Church House, Westminster
Job Discipline
Insight, Other
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
£65-£73k p.a.

Apply online

Interviews: Likely to be 06/01/12.

You will ensure the Board’s work reflects the needs of its customers, and the challenges of the current pensions environment: building customer insight based on rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, developing an appropriate strategy in response to your findings, and ensuring all stakeholders are fully engaged from the very start.

A strong strategic thinker with experience of delivering significant institutional change, you must have a successful track record of designing, developing and implementing customer insight programmes. A good understanding of how to use different communication channels to inform and influence customer behaviour is also essential.

For further information about the Church of England, please visit

The National Church Institutions (NCIs) support and promote the aims of the Church of England. Applications from a minority ethnic background and from women are particularly welcome as they are currently under-represented in parts of the NCIs.

To apply, please visit

Alternatively call 0844 880 5154 quoting Ref: C2216-272-1.

Closing date: 07/12/11.

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