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.

Christian Schools Worker, The Marsh Academy, New Romney

The Apollos Trust seeks to appoint a Christian School’s Worker For The Marsh Academy New Romney

www.marshacademy.org.uk

20 hours per week (4 hours per weekday)
£9000-10,000

(19,000-21,000 full time equivalent, term time only)

An opportunity to take part in an established, dynamic project arising from an ecumenical collaboration of the churches on the Romney Marsh with close support from the schools involved.

Our vision for your role:

  • To work within The Marsh Academy, supporting and developing the ethos and general spiritual life of the community there.
  • To meet young people where they are, seeking to accompany them on their spiritual journey.
  • To support the school in enabling every young person to reach their full potential, by exploring their own spirituality primarily through the Christian faith.

The Marsh Academy is one of Kent’s most improved schools with a roll of over 800. It is an inclusive school with a strong reputation in educational innovation and valuing every child. This post would suit a person with experience working with young people. This post has funding for at least two years and an active commitment by the local church community to support this project and school in prayer.

For a job description, please click here and for a person specification, please click here.

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2019

Interviews: November 2019

For further information and an application form please go to our Trust website www.apollostrust.org

Please return completed application, CV, and declaration forms to christine@descher.com

We have identified that there is an Occupational Requirement for the job holder to be a committed Christian, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9. Any appointment will be made on condition of receipt of a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Property Director

We are seeking a Director to lead our Property team, who will have responsibility for all diocesan land and property – including maintenance, acquisition, and disposals. You will also play a key part in the maintenance and development of our church buildings and will be key to the success of our future estate’s strategy. We’ll be looking to you to imaginatively and profitably use and maintain our assets to support our Christian mission and ministry.

You will:

      • be a qualified chartered surveyor, with experience of domestic and historic buildings
      • have outstanding commercial instincts and negotiation experience
      • be able to appreciate and work within the Christian ethos of our diocese
      • be experienced in property management and client account management at a senior management level
      • a high level of social skills to balance the demands of stakeholders while delivering value for money

Salary: c£50k
Closing date: 20 September
Interviews: 27 September

StArs+ Café Co-ordinator, Whitstable

Whitstable PCC seeks a welcoming team-builder to spear-head a new project which is part of the growing ministry of St Alphege Church, Whitstable.

Building on established relations throughout this deprived estate, you will co-ordinate and help grow our dedicated team of volunteers, playing your part in this exciting inter-generational ministry.  This is a unique opportunity for someone with a passion to share with everyone Jesus’ invitation to ‘life in all its fullness’.

Working 10 hours per week, £10.50 an hour, Wednesdays plus occasional evening sessions (£19,110 per year equivalent).

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Rev Rachel Webbley, Team Rector 07743 387546 or vicar@stalphege.org.uk

Priest-in-Charge of the King’s Wood Benefice

The King’s Wood Benefice is prayerfully seeking an outgoing and collaborative priest with excellent people skills to help lead us into the next stage of our mission and ministry together.

The Benefice (formed in 2012) consists of four rural parishes (6 worshipping communities) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Canterbury and Ashford; it is named after the beautiful and bluebell-filled King’s Wood which encompasses three of the four parishes. The Vicarage and church school are in the extremely picturesque village of Chilham, which has featured in many films and TV programmes. All the churches are equally represented on the Benefice Council and have together agreed a vision and set of values.

Is God calling you to be a visible presence in our communities; a priest who will both encourage and challenge us – and above all care for us?

This post is subject to a DBS check

Closing Date: 30th September
Interviews: 31st October

Applications and questions to: Jo Manser, PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury. Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org or call 01227 865238

Youth Support Worker

Fixed term contract for 1 year initially (due to external funding)

Part time: 35 hours per week

Grade 6 Salary £25, 264 per annum

Zeal Youth Hub, St. Marys Church, Park Road, Sittingbourne

A Youth Hub pilot project is being set up in Sittingbourne, Kent, overseen and supported by the Diocese of Canterbury. A mothballed church is being turned into a Youth Hub for young people of secondary school age. The team will work from the Youth Hub but also go out into the community, rural areas and schools. The aims are to promote the Christian faith, provide discipleship and young leader opportunities also to support young people of all backgrounds in their everyday life. The Youth Hub will be open some evenings, weekends and school holidays, with a varied programme of events, which the Coordinator of Youth Support will plan and deliver as part of a team.

Drawing on your extensive experience of working with young people and your ability to plan and deliver activities and projects that make a difference to young people’s spiritual, health and wellbeing needs, this may be the opportunity for you!

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Louisa Ley, Youth Hub Leader on 07718 974998 or lley@diocant.org.
To apply please visit our website www.canterburydiocese.org/vacancies

Closing date: 21st July 2019

Priest-in-Charge, Birchington, All Saints with Acol, St Mildred and Minnis Bay, St Thomas

Village, Country, Seaside

Three churches, Three communities

One Parish – One vision – One Lord

We are looking for someone to join us as we embark on the next stage of our journey in mission together. We seek a priest who is approachable, visible and has spiritual energy. Our new Priest-in-Charge will be a positive team player ready to develop ministry collaboratively in this beautiful part of east Kent.

We are looking for someone who:

  • actively shares leadership and will work with us to secure change
  • recognises and affirms us and nurtures our gifts
  • develops and shares our churches’ teaching ministry and developing discipleship
  • works with us to further develop our mission plan
  • is a good communicator

Could this be you? Do you share our vision? Are you called to come and share lively  ministry with us in a village, the country and the seaside! 

This post is subject to a DBS check.

Closing Date: 1st October
Interviews: 7th November

Applications and questions to: Jo Manser, PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury

Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org      Tel: 01227 865238

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Priest-in-Charge, St Mary & St Eanswythe with St Saviour’s

Folkestone is a town that is on the up, embracing new opportunities and working for the good of its people. Our parish also wants to embrace the opportunities before us so that we can serve God and his people in this place, build on 1400 years of service, use the gifts God has given us and be a vibrant expression of his love for all.

Our new Mission Priest will be able to work with us and our tradition to help build us into that church with the vision that those in our church and community can realise their full potential as children of God.

Closing date: 30 August
Interviews:  19 September

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org

  • Priest-in-Charge, Littlebourne and Wingham

    A new partnership of five churches near Canterbury is moving enthusiastically towards becoming a single benefice. We are seeking a priest to lead us, encourage us, guide us and pray with us. Our ministry teams need help in their development of God’s work in our growing community.  Please help us as we grow the role of the laity in our churches and reshape our worship, evangelism and  pastoral care. We are still learning but we understand and accept the challenge facing the rural church and us locally.

    Initially the post would be 0.8 of full-time (with vicarage), as Priest in Charge of the Littlebourne Benefice and also licensed as an assistant curate in the Canonry Benefice with responsibility for the parish of Wingham. The aim is to bring all the churches into a single benefice in the near future.   Our five churches are

    • St Vincent, Littlebourne,
    • St John the Evangelist, Ickham
    • St Mary, Stodmarsh
    • St Andrew, Wickhambreaux and
    • St Mary the Virgin, Wingham

    Applications and questions to: Jo Manser, PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury
    Closing Date: 18th October
    Interviews: 13th November
    Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org      Tel: 01227 865238

    The parish webpages and the Profile are at: www.littlebournebenefice.org.uk or https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/19802/ (Wingham)

    Parish Priest (Priest in Charge), Temple Ewell with Lydden

    Part timeThis post offers a unique opportunity to lead our churches in the beautiful and historic villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, a benefice that is eager for growth; pastoral, relational and mission focused.We are seeking to appoint a 0.2 FTE Priest who will work with us in developing the next stages of our journey.  We are looking for someone:
    • who can stir and deepen our faith
    • who has the vision to carry mission into our communities
    • with the energy to bring new ideas to life
    • who is willing to take risks in developing new initiatives to share the gospel
    • who is confident with traditional and new forms of worship

    We are a united benefice combining two committed church congregations who can offer you:

    • two individual PCCs who have been successfully working together
    • vibrant and varied communities
    • a location of outstanding natural beauty

    Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org

    Parish Priest (Priest in Charge), Deal, St Andrew

    (Under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough)

    (0.5 stipend) 

    The Bishop of Dover wishes to appoint an experienced Parish Priest for this church, which has a long history in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, to continue its growth and mission and to be a beacon of Catholic teaching and practice as well as a resource for the wider deanery and diocese.

    We are looking for a priest who is:

    • a leader who will inspire and facilitate others to use their gifts and skills to enable the church to continue to grow;
    • a visible presence and able to reach out to the wider town community and young families;
    • a member of The Society or is sympathetic to its aims;
    • above all, a holy priest who loves Jesus and will love us, too.

    We offer:

    • a supportive congregation that is willing to play its part in mission;
    • a beautiful and bustling town with many opportunities;
    • above all, people who love Jesus and will love you, too.

    The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

    Closing date: 20 August 2019

    Interviews: 10 September 2019

    Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org

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