Vacancies

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.

Chaplain for Mission (ordained), Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge

We are seeking an adventurous and creative priest to fill this ground-breaking and innovative position in Bapchild and Tonge Church of England Primary School and in the Benefice of Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge.

The Chaplain for Mission will provide a seamless continuum of support and presence, by encouraging human flourishing in the full life in Christ. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational priest who will be a pastor to the whole school, partaking in the busy day to day life of the school. He/she will work closely with the Headteacher and staff, which may include teaching and a contribution to co-curricular life.  The Chaplain also will have parochial responsibilities—assisting the Vicar in leading worship, providing pastoral care and deepening relationships within the parish as a full member of the ministry team. As this position will serve as a pilot in the Church of England, the successful candidate will play a significant role in the theological formation and structure of subsequent school chaplaincies.

Closing date for applications: 6 January 2019
Interview Date: 6 February 2019

Please visit www.holytrinitymiltonregis.org and www.murstonbapchildandtonge.org.uk for further information.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

The Revd George M. Rogers, Vicar on: 01795 472016 george.rogers3@gmail.com

The Ven. Stephen Taylor MBE, Archdeachon on: 01622 200221 Stephen.Taylor@archdeacmaid.org

Receptionist and Office Assistant

Canterbury Diocese, the oldest Church of England Diocese, is looking for a self-confident, warm receptionist & office assistant with initiative, enthusiasm for problem solving and a “can do” attitude to customer service.

This role is the first point of contact for staff and visitors to Diocesan House. The post holder will provide an efficient and welcoming reception and switchboard service, Monday through to Friday, to all staff and visitors of Diocesan House. They will be a key member of the hospitality team helping to ensure the smooth running of the office by supporting the Hospitality and Office Manager with daily tasks, in particular overseeing the catering requests for meetings and events within Diocesan House. Deputising for assigned Facilities’ Management and Health & Safety duties will also be a part of this role and the post holder will be proactive in ensuring all daily tasks are completed. The post holder will need to be enthusiastic for the role and a good team player.

The successful applicant is likely to have a proven track record in office or administration and in dealing with the public. Excellent communication skills (including ITC skills) and the ability to use your initiative and proactively organise your own work is essential.

You will be part of a team where the ethos is based on team working and flexibility and a shared desire to meet all customer needs.

Terms:

  • Permanent Full Time Contract
  • 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £16, 000 per annum
  • Based at Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, Kent

Closing Date: 5 December 2018
Interview Date: 12 December 2018

Events and Training Administrator

Canterbury Diocese, the oldest Church of England Diocese, is looking for a highly proactive organiser with great attention to detail, a passion for excellent customer service and empathetic client management.

This role will be responsible for coordinating and administrating the logistical support of training/events on behalf of the Diocese of Canterbury. Working closely with other departments to establish the customer needs (internal and external) of their events, this role will manage and deliver the scheduling, logistics and reporting of all Diocesan House hospitality, networking, legal and training events.

The successful applicant is likely to have a proven track record in planning, coordinating and running events and training courses, liaising with suppliers and in dealing with the public. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use you initiative is essential.

You will be part of a team where the ethos is based on team working and flexibility and a shared desire to meet all customer needs.

Terms:

  • Permanent Full Time Contract
  • 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £18, 000 per annum
  • Based at Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, Kent

Closing Date: 5 December 2018
Interview Date: 12 December 2018

Youth Hubs Project Leader

Canterbury Diocese is looking for a pioneer who has a passion for reaching and discipling Young People.

We have created a post and are recommissioning a church building in the heart of Sittingbourne that will become the catalyst to shift our culture in the way we connect with Secondary School Students.

The successful applicant is likely to have a proven track record in Youth Ministry and preferably has led teams previously.

In the first instance the successful candidate will help us continue to shape the project which is being put forward to the Church Commissioners to raise money for a team of Youth Leaders and admin support so that the ministry can be replicated around our Diocese.

Terms: Fixed Term. Initially employment for 2 years due to an external funding bid.  It is anticipated that this could be extended by at least a further 4 years.

Full time

Salary: c. £38,000 per annum

This post is open to both lay and ordained applicants.

Please note the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing Date: 9 December 2018
Interview Date: TBC

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

We are looking to appoint two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (DSA) to continuously develop and deliver our safeguarding strategy across all aspects of the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Canterbury.  You will support the Diocese in its safeguarding arrangements, good practice and training in the churches in the Diocese of Canterbury.

You will draw on your significant knowledge of child and adult protection issues to influence and advise our approaches to safeguarding matters.  You will be able to undertake risk assessments working alongside other agencies, Senior Diocesan staff, local parish clergy, church wardens and parish officials building rapport and developing effective working relationships.  An awareness of the Church of England structures would be desirable.

One of the DSA roles will have a line management lead for Training, DBS and Safer Recruitment.  If you would be interested in this area of responsibility please indicate on your application form.

Terms:

Location: Based predominately at home with attendance for meetings at Diocesan House, Canterbury Kent to be expected as well as travel throughout the Diocese and nationally

Contract: Permanent

Hours Full Time: 35 hours per week

Salary: Grade 9 circa. £45,000 per annum.

Please note the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Closing Date: 2 December 2018

Interview Date: 10 December 2018

Community and Mission Priest, the Benefice of Faversham

We are seeking an inspirational, mission minded, full stipend Community and Mission Priest to support and grow our new benefice of Faversham.
Focussing on building the kingdom, not maintaining the building.
We find God amazing – come share our joy and grow with us!

Applications/questions to: Samantha Mann, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: Samantha.Mann@archdeacmaid.org Tel: 01622 200221

Closing date: 2 November
Interviews: 23 November

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