Social Action Mapping Researcher with the UTU for Sheffield Diocese Project
UTU has been asked to undertake a mapping and case study exercise of the social action engagement of Anglican churches by the Sheffield Diocese.
This will provide a snapshot of what impact Covid has had on social action in the Diocese and some more in-depth understanding of what social action activities churches are now engaged in, so that parishes can be supported and encouraged to engage in such action, perhaps in new ways, and so that the Diocesan Board of Faith and Justice and Church leaders can give a strategic steer to this work.
Does this sound like an interesting project to you? If so, UTU is seeking a volunteer field-researcher, based in South Yorkshire, who can work from home, or possibly the UTU Office, central Sheffield on Mondays and Tuesdays, and also come into the Sheffield Diocesan Office in Rotherham. The researcher will need experience of social science or similar research, ideally through MA level or equivalent education, and an understanding of how local Christian churches work.
Initial induction and then monthly supervision will be provided by UTU, and expenses for travel and phone calls will be paid.
Phase 1 to report in August 2022 is mapping from analysis of the relevant sections of both the Mission Action Plans submitted by local churches to the Diocese, and of their replies to the annual Archdeacons’ Articles of Enquiry.
Phase 2 will start in September ‘22 and is the setting up and undertaking of a limited number of more in-depth evaluative case studies of churches where no social action seems to be happening, and those pieces of work the Sub-Group is most interested in knowing more about.
People interested in undertaking this research should return the form (you may also send a CV to cover sections 1- 3) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9.00am, Monday, 13 June 2022 in the first instance. Interviews will be on Monday, 20 June 2022.