Current Vacancies


 

Director of Ministry and Leadership

35 hours per week. Monday to Friday, with occasional early morning and evening work required; and very occasional week-ends

£47,716 per annum salary + 8.5% Employers Pension contribution, or £41,688.86 pa with an employer’s pension contribution into the Clergy Pension Scheme.

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a full time Director of Ministry and Leadership.

The Director of Ministry and Leadership plays a key role in helping the Diocese deliver its ambitions for a culture change in making and growing new disciples building upon its commitment to the health of the church communities. This involves developing a more mission focused approach to the planning and deployment of resources in order to launch and grow 150 new worshipping communities by 2030.

In conjunction with the Archdeacon Missioner, Diocesan Secretary and the Bishops Staff; the Director of Ministry & Leadership will:

• Provide senior leadership.

• Embody a creative, theologically-rooted, ecclesially–confident, missionally–oriented understanding of ministry for the contemporary church

• Support the development and implementation of the Whole Diocese Strategy equipping, nurturing, forming and resourcing lay and ordained leaders

• Have strategic leadership for ministry development to implement the New Worshiping Communities /Church Planting Strategy in line with the ‘Worshipping God, Making new disciples and transforming communities’ vision of the Diocese of Coventry. 

• Oversee the equipping of God’s people for mission in all elements of ministry including training for lay ministry, vocations, ministerial formation and curate training (including IME2).

The successful applicant will be an ordained priest of the Church of England or a church in communion with it, have a theological degree, proven experience of Parish leadership in a growing Church, and organising and delivering training programmes at a range of levels, including on a one to one and group basis.

A demonstrable understanding and commitment to the Mission of the Church of England, being called to proclaim afresh the Christian Faith in each generation is essential. It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9 part 1 of the Equality Act 2010) of this post to have a committed Christian faith.  

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role.

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made.

For an informal chat, call The Ven. Barry Dugmore on 07487 578311.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 26th November 2021 at 12 noon
Interviews will take place at the Diocesan office: Tuesday 14th December 2021

To apply for this role, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Simone King

Email: Simone King Simone.King@Coventry.Anglican.org               or              Post: Simone King, HR Administrator, Cathedral & Diocesan Offices, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB.

 

New Ministries Lead

17.5 hours per week.  This role will require evening and week-end working

£18,885 per annum (£37,770 FTE) plus 8.5%  Employer Pension Contributions

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a part time New Ministries Lead to focus on the growth and development of new ministers, both ordained and lay, as part of the overall Diocesan Strategy .

The main responsibilities are: 
•    build a culture of learning and a programme of formation and training which equips those new to formal ministry roles 
•    supervising the training of assistant curates (IME2), lay pioneers, church planters, and their training supervisors 
•    ensuring that curates are assessed appropriately to national and diocesan standards in readiness for a post of responsibility or associate ministry, and that lay ministers are appropriately trained to an agreed diocesan standard. 

The successful applicant will be an ordained priest in the Church of England or a church in communion with it. They will have a Degree or equivalent in Theology, proven experience of delivering training, some experience of, working with Pioneer ministry, Fresh Expressions and Church Planting, They should be ble to demonstrate good emotional intelligence and be a creative thinker, able to re-imagine mission and ministry in contemporary society

A demonstrable understanding and commitment to the Mission of the Church of England, being called to proclaim afresh the Christian Faith in each generation is essential. It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9 part 1 of the Equality Act 2010) of this post to have a committed Christian faith.  

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role.

If you have a disability or long term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made

For an informal discussion, please contact the Archdeacon Missioner, The Ven Barry Dugmore on 07487 578311 or email him at Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org

Click here for the advert

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for the application form

Click here for a guide on how to complete the application form

Click here for the equal opportunities form

To apply for this role, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Simone King

Email: Simone King Simone.King@Coventry.Anglican.org               or              Post: Simone King, HR Administrator, Cathedral & Diocesan Offices, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB.

 

 

Priest-in-Charge - Long Itchington & Marton (0.5 FTE)

Please note this is also an exciting opportunity for a full-time role - candidates may be interested in combining this post with the New Ministries Lead role (0.5 FTE) at the Diocese of Coventry.

Long Itchington and Marton, a beautiful Benefice in a lovely part of Warwickshire - which is now expanding due to new housing - seek a new Priest-in-Charge to lead us in growing our mission, and who:

  • Is able to share their faith with people of all ages – is passionate to the point of being infectious.
  • Will further strengthen and broaden the culture of our churches.
  • Is a leader with a vision to grow the Kingdom, and an excellent communicator.
  • Wishes to be fully involved in our communities.
  • Is committed to our CofE Academy, developing its vision and its relationships with our churches and villages.
  • Will develop outreach and new ways of communicating the Christian word.
  • Has good organisational and IT skills, and is a team worker.
  • Has a great sense of humour and embraces difference.

Please click on the following links for more information:

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Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 22nd October.

Interviews: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org); or with the Area Dean, Rev'd Martin Green (martin@revmcg.co.uk). 

Please send completed application forms to Matt Robinson: Matt.Robinson@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Vicar - Nuneaton St Nicolas & Priest-in-Charge - St James Weddington & Caldecote

These two beautiful and resourceful churches, with committed lay leaders and a wealth of opportunities on the doorsteps - including a large amount of new housing, as well as a major redevelopment of Nuneaton town centre - are seeking a full-time ordained leader who can:

  • Inspire – inspire, challenge and encourage us to deepen our walk with Jesus.
  • Lead – be a listening, enabling and delegating leader giving time and energy to both parishes to lead them forward in mission.
  • Collaborate – be a team player encouraging diverse participation in our churches, and developing external partnerships such as the Saints project.
  • Enable Mission – be passionate about outreach and discipleship within our communities and committed to bringing all ages to faith in Jesus Christ, including facilitating good links with the educational establishments and housing developments of the two parishes.
  • Unify – bring together different church traditions and cultures and work with other churches in the area.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 5th November.

Interviews: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org); or with the Area Dean, Rev'd Dave Poultney (rector@bedworthparish.org). 

Please send completed application forms to Matt Robinson: Matt.Robinson@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Anglican Chaplain - The University of Warwick

We welcome applications from priests who will:

  • Work collaboratively and constructively with the other members of the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy team to minister to the human needs of the University Community, both students and staff.
  • Provide support and care, in situations of crisis and distress.
  • Provide opportunity for quietness, reflection and, as appropriate, for worship, within the University Community and in neighbouring places of worship.
  • Provide active liaison and links with the various denominational worshipping and serving Communities within the City and the County, into which students might be drawn (to mutual benefit of ‘town and gown’), and including the Cathedral and the Community of the Cross of Nails.
  • Promote peace through understanding within the institutional life of the University and support good communications within it, supporting the development the University and to aid reconciliation when institutional conflicts arise.

Please click on the following links for more information:

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Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 5th November

Interviews: Thursday 25th November

For further details, please contact Rev'd Mark Rowland, Free Church Chaplain, on 024 7652 3520 (Mark.Rowland@Warwick.ac.uk); or Archdeacon Pastor, Ven. Sue Field (Sue.Field@Coventry.Anglican.org).

Please send completed application forms to Christine Barnett: C.Barnett.1@warwick.ac.uk