Vacancies

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 cpinchbeck@diocant.org

Closing date: Midday on 10 July
Interview date: 13 July

Please send you applications to Sarah Marsden, Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NQ or smarsden@diocant.org

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,
www.stmartinschurchguernsey.org, where you will find the parish profile.

Channel Islands ministry – similar but fascinatingly different

Explore this on the Deanery of Guernsey’s website, www.churchofengland.org.gg
Questions to: the Very Revd Tim Barker, Dean of Guernsey
(01481 238568 | 07781 166095 | deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

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

Archdeacon of Ashford

He/she will serve in the Archdeaconry comprising: five Deaneries, 35 Benefices and 117 churches.  32 wte Stipendiary clergy.

Are you a priest:

  • who has a life rooted in the Gospel and Prayer?
  • with a proven commitment to mission and the future needs of the Church?
  • at ease with formal and legal structures and have the skills to apply them in pastoral and creative ways?
  • who can give evidence of leadership at a senior level such as to give clergy and lay officers confidence in your judgement and advice?
  • who has the resilience to stand firm in the midst of circumstance of protracted challenge and conflict?
  • who relishes being part of a team, able to work collaboratively, with energy, humour, theological insight and pastoral wisdom?

The Bishop encourages applications from women and black, Asian and minority ethnic priests who are under represented on the Bishop’s Leadership Team.

This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure.

Closing date: 22 June
Interviews: 20 and 21 July

For an informal conversation please contact the Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore Archdeacon of Canterbury: Email: archdeacon@canterbury-cathedral.org           Tel: 01227 865238

Mission Post, Ashford Town Parish

Ashford Town Parish is a large, growing vibrant worshiping community that has a heart for mission that desires to see a growth numerically and spiritually across the 5 local areas that make up the parish. We are seeking to appoint someone to a Mission Post who is spirit lead and has a heart to be part of a growing worshiping community.

If you want to explore this role in a conversation you are welcome to talk to the Team Rector, Reverend John Mackenzie (01233) 624064.

Applications/questions to: Louise Mils, PA to Archdeacon of Ashford
Email: lmills@archdeacashford.org    Tel: (01233) 712649

Closing date: 9 June
Interviews: 5 and 6 July

Team Vicar, Sittingbourne with Bobbing

We are looking to appoint a Team Vicar in the Sittingbourne Team Ministry (with particular responsibility for the parish of Sittingbourne, St Mary and St Michael) to continue to build up St Michael’s Church and play a full part in the Sittingbourne Team.

The new Team Vicar must be able to develop St Michael’s as a distinctive civic parish for the Team and develop its presence on the High Street.

St Mary’s Church has active mid-week use but its future for Sunday worship is under review.

If you would like to be a part of a creative team in the heart of Sittingbourne whilst having responsibility for St Michael’s, please get in touch!

Applications/questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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 / deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

Vicar, Alderney

(50% stipend and part-furnished vicarage) for the single parish in the Island of Alderney.
Alderney has 2,000 residents, with many visitors during the year, who enjoy the beautiful island and relaxed way of life. The parish church is a lovely Victorian building, recently restored by the States of Alderney.

The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd Tim Barker, would be delighted to discuss the vacancies:
(01481 238568 / 07781 166095 / deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

Team Vicar, Benefice of North Downs

We wish to appoint a Team Vicar for “Pilgrims Way Ministry Area” in the Benefice of North Downs.  We are a recently launched team with two established stipendiary clergy.  Join us as we embark on a new venture of working together.   This post covers rural villages in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a modern suburban community on the edge of Maidstone, the County town of Kent.  As a reflection of our commitment to mission, we have recently appointed a Team Missioner to lead work in new areas of housing.  The Missioner will work with the Team Vicar in the suburban area and in any new housing built in this area.

For an informal conversation about the posts, please contact the Team Rector, Rev Canon John Corbyn.
Tel:  07745 174139

Applications/questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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