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Chaplaincy Intern, University of Cumbria
- excited about working in a university chaplaincy?
- ready to grow in the gifts of preaching, leading worship and pastoral care?
- considering full-time ministry in the Church of England?
- willing to work with the university chaplain in his Carlisle Deanery role of pioneering a new church aimed at 18-30s?
The University of Cumbria seeks applications for the role of Chaplaincy Intern for the academic year 2013-14, to be based in the historic city of Carlisle. You will make a crucial contribution within the ministry of the chaplaincy team, as well as having the opportunity to partner with the university chaplain in his Carlisle Deanery role of seeking to plant and grow a new church aimed at people in the 18-30 age group.
The role is particularly suited to a recent graduate who may be considering full-time ministry in the Church of England or another province of the Anglican Communion.
Full-time post, fixed term for 12 months from date of commencement. Minimum wage plus £7,650 living expenses.
You can download a job description from the foot of the page.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Rev Matthew Firth (University Chaplain) on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01228 616184.
Applications should be made electronically via the University of Cumbria e-recruitment system. If it is not possible to apply electronically, please contact the recruitment team on email@example.com or 01228 616280.
Closing date for applications: Midnight, Monday 24th June 2013
Pioneer/Missioner-evangelist, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, London
St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe is a parish church in the City of London. Three underground and main-line stations are in the parish giving massive throughput of City workers. It sits in the heart of The Square Mile with many banks, investment managers, law firms etc., surrounding the church building.
St Andrew's vision is to reconnect local business workers with the church - and through us to some of the poorest parts of Inner London. Multiple collaborative projects are under development with partners in the East End. All address gospel imperatives.
This is an immensely exciting opportunity and we are seeking the right person to bring it to life.
The successful candidate will be able to work comfortably and confidently with the powerless and the powerful, and be ever-ready to seize the opportunity to speak of the good news of Christ in a way relevant to the person before them.
Salary: £21-24K (full time) plus pension contribution.
For more information, please contact Guy Treweek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7248 7546, or download the information below.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Interviews: week commencing Monday 22nd July 2013
Pioneer Youth Minister, Passion, Diocese of Leicester
In 2007 in a town called Shepshed (Leicestershire) a group of praying people got together with a vision for reaching young people in their town. Through hard work and divine guidance Passion was born, a management team developed, a building secured, funding agreed from the Diocese and Youth worker employed.
Over the past four years Passion has gained an identity as a strong youth provision in the area, developing working partnerships with the local middle and upper schools, the police, social services and most importantly with the young people it was originally aimed at supporting.
Running drop in sessions during the weekends, working with the schools and other community groups, developing a youth forum and providing sessional work. Under the guidance of a Youth Missioner a small group of committed volunteers have grown to the point of taking responsibility for some of this work so now it is time to take the next planned step and employ a Pioneer Minister to take what we have to the next stage.
Part of the strategic planning for Passion has always been to develop a form of church relevant to those we spend time with so we are seeking a passionate, committed Pioneer Minister with a heart for young people, schools, community and working alongside established and respected churches of more than one denomination to develop 'church' even further.
Given the above information the Pioneer Youth Minister has a single brief: to try to establish some kind of worshipping community alongside the existing communities in Shepshed. It is thought that the primary sources of contact would be through the drop in, the schools and existing church based work. An initial plan is to support the schools as they transition to Academy status with potential for chaplaincy. There is a measure of volunteer management and administration that comes with this role.
This project has a secured three year funding base and a person with experience in pioneering new churches is sought for this period of time. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (£25,000+).
For a full job description, person specification and project brief please visit the Diocese of Leicester website or contact Mads Morgan on email@example.com, 07795 805196 or St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 30th June 2013
Children and Youth Development Officer, URC Eastern Synod
This post offers a challenging opportunity for an experienced and professionally qualified Youth and Children's Worker with training (or development) skills. We are looking for an enterprising Christian to serve the churches of the Synod in offering advice and support to those working with children and young people. The appointee will be a member of a professional Assembly team and a large lay Synod team; good team working skills are essential.
Through their work with local churches, the CYDO will help children and young people to play their part in God's mission by encouraging them on their journey of faith and sharing the Christian story with enthusiasm. The CYDO will help churches develop Children and Young People focussed programmes, identify their needs and work with them to create a strategy that is relevant to each local church. Part of the role is to encourage Pilots, which for many young people becomes their church.
For more information, job description, person specification and application form, please visit the Eastern Synod website.
Closing date for applications: noon, Monday 1st July 2013
Interviews: Thursday 18th July 2013
Pioneer Curate, Walbrook Epiphany, Derby
This curacy is an opportunity for a pioneer to join a team working in a stimulating and challenging multi-cultural environment where a fresh approach to mission and ministry is required. You would be joining the team at an exciting time in the life of this parish with various new initiatives being explored and developed.
Our hope is that the pioneer appointed will play a leading role in developing, shaping and establishing fresh approaches to mission and ministry in this context, and in the process it may also be that a new fresh expression of church might emerge.
Please download the parish profile from the foot of the page.
Curate, Tas Valley
Tas Valley benefice are looking for a growing disciple of Jesus Christ, a person of prayer open to the Holy Spirit, exploring a vocation to pioneer fresh expressions of church.
- be committed to the 'mixed economy' of the Church of England, able to value all the different styles of 'being church' within the benefice family;
- be ready to enjoy and to learn about the rural context
- have a heart for evangelism and discipleship
- be pastorally caring;
- love people of all ages;
- be enthusiastic about the bible and place a high value on its authority;
- seek personal integrity, open communication and mutual accountability;
- have a good sense of humour.
Pioneer Team, Priorslee (voluntary)
A pioneer team is sought for Priorslee.
Team members will be expected to live in Priorslee and undertake various commitments as detailed in the document below.