We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and ensuring that all employees, job applicants, customers and other persons with whom we deal are treated fairly and are not subjected to discrimination. We want to ensure that we not only observe the relevant legislation but also do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We expect all of our employees to be treated and to treat others with respect. Our aim is to provide a working environment free from harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form which may affect the dignity of the individual.

Care of Churches Officer (F/T) and Assistant Care of Churches Officer (0.5 FTE)

Based in Canterbury

Officer salary £35-40k. Assistant salary: £23-28k (pro rata).

We are now looking to appoint a Care of Churches Officer to provide professional guidance to parishes for the care and greater missional use of their churches and churchyards, in order to sustain these historical assets for the future. Drawing on your expertise in conservation, you will apply your knowledge of architecture/planning and heritage and, through partnership working with communities and other strategic bodies, will help enable parishes to meet their mission and ministry needs.

As a result of the value we place on our church buildings within our communities, we also wish to appoint a Part-time Assistant Care of Churches Officer to support this important role. Together these two roles will also support the function of the Diocesan Advisory Committee processes ensuring its business is carried out in a professional and timely manner and that it complies with all statutory requirements.

Closing date: 8 September
Interview date: 22 September

Executive PA & Framework Administrator
Communities & Partnerships (C&P)

Full time salary. Grade 5, £21-£22k per annum.

The C&P Framework would like to recruit to this interesting and varied role. In addition to PA duties, you will have responsibility for C&P’s financial recording and reporting for a variety of funding streams for various projects. As the first point of contact in the busy office, you will be responsible for helping to ensure that it runs smoothly. You will assist the large team who work in partnership with a wide range of local, county and national organisations across all sectors.

The post is currently based in the Old Palace but may in the future be relocating to an area within East Kent.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Revd Canon Caroline Pinchbeck, Director of the Communities & Partnerships Framework, on 01227 459401 or

Rector, Guernsey: St Martin

Our parish is:

  • rooted in God
  • committed to serve the community

We are excited by the opportunity to join in partnership with our Rector in God’s mission.

We are seeking a priest who will:

  • help us to grow as disciples of Jesus
  • lead us in a range of worship styles and introduce new expressions of worship
  • lead us in new ways of engagement in mission with the wider parish, building on the work already under way

We offer:

  • a proven willingness to embrace change
  • a thriving church community, open to new opportunities for mission
  • enthusiastic support from a large team of lay people committed to mission and ministry
  • financial stability

This advertisement cannot tell the whole story. Please look at our parish website,, where you will find the parish profile.

Channel Islands ministry – similar but fascinatingly different

Explore this on the Deanery of Guernsey’s website,
Questions to: the Very Revd Tim Barker, Dean of Guernsey
(01481 238568 | 07781 166095 |

Closing date: 12 July
Interviews: to be negotiated with shortlisted candidates

Rector, St Michel du Valle (the Vale church)

Rector (full time) for this large parish (c 10,000 people) in the north of the beautiful island of Guernsey. Mainly residential, with many opportunities for ministry in schools and the wider community. The parishioners seek a priest who will inspire and motivate them in mission and discipleship; who will keep them spiritually focused, with a balance of humour and humanity.

The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd Tim Barker, would be delighted to discuss the vacancies:
(01481 238568 / 07781 166095 /

Rector, Eastchurch with Leysdown and Harty

The Warden, Fellows and Scholars of Keble College, Oxford are seeking to appoint to the Anglo Catholic parish of Eastchurch with Leysdown and Harty a part stipended priest (0.2). These vibrant communities on the east of the Isle of Sheppey have the two church buildings at their heart. The newly appointed priest will assist in the churches’ outreach and be an effective preacher, pastor and teacher.

Applications and questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email:    Tel: 01622 200221