Vacancies

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  • 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.

Independent Joint Safeguarding Chair - Canterbury Cathedral and the Diocese of Canterbury

We are seeking to appoint someone who can work in close partnership with both Canterbury Cathedral and the Diocese of Canterbury sensitively and purposefully. Above all you will help to challenge us to dedicate appropriate resources and develop robust policies and procedures to serve our ministry well and safely.

To learn more about the role, how to apply and further reading, please click here.

Priest-in-Charge - Temple Ewell & Lydden

This post offers a unique opportunity to lead our churches in the beautiful and historic villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, a parish that is eager for growth; pastoral, relational and mission focused.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.5 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
• who is willing to take risks in developing new initiatives to share the gospel

We are a parish combining two committed church congregations who can offer you:
• a PCC that has been working successfully during our interregnum
• vibrant and varied communities
• a location of outstanding natural beauty

Temple Ewell and Lydden is a single parish comprising the two villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, near Dover. Each village has a church which has served its community for over 800 years and the PCC wishes to build on that heritage to explore how to minister effectively in the 21st century through worship that can be traditional, informal and innovative.

In common with many congregations we want to expand the number of families and young people in our churches. In order for our churches to become sustainable worshipping communities that effectively take mission into the local area we need to look at ourselves and identify what we do well and what we are not achieving and why. We need to listen to God, celebrate what is good and play our part in enriching communities. We therefore would welcome the leadership, inspiration and support of a priest to enable and encourage us on this journey.

Please click here for a Parish Profile and for any queries, please contact Louise Mills, the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, on 01233 712649 or louise.mills@archdeacashford.org
Closing date: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Interviews: Monday 27 January

Finance Team Administrator

Working as part of a friendly team, you’ll be someone who is willing to learn, is organised and can work quickly to deadlines.

Good knowledge of Excel as well as proven work experience as an office administrator or similar is essential.

The role is part time – 16 hours a week – with a working pattern of 9.30 to 13.30 over 4 days. Salary £8230 pa (FTE equivalent of £18,000 pa).

The team is based in Diocesan House, Lady Wooton’s Green, Canterbury. Please click here for a job description and click here for an application form.

Closing date: Friday 6 December
Interview date: Monday 16 December

Administrator and Events Co-ordinator - Children and Young People Framework

Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary circa £18k per annum
Canterbury

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed person to provide administrative support to our Children, Schools and Young People team. You will assist the Children and Young People’s Ministry Adviser, undertake tasks relating to strategic priorities and manage the organisation of team conferences, training, events and communications.

Please click here for a job description and click here for an introduction to the Children and Young People Framework.

Please click here for an application form.

Closing date: 9am Thursday 2 January
Interview date: Wednesday 8 January

Director of Music/Organist and Choir Director, Faversham

The Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent

We wish to appoint a Director of Music/Organist and Choir Director who will be able to further develop the music within worship in the church. We have an enthusiastic RSCM-affiliated SATB Choir which undertakes regular Cathedral visits and a lively Music Group which plays for our more contemporary services. The organ is a 3-manual with pedals instrument by Brown and Sons of Canterbury to the specification of the late Dr Sydney Campbell, organist at Canterbury Cathedral.

The key requirements of the post are sympathy with the Christian faith, experience in training choirs, an enthusiasm for and knowledge of varying styles of church music and the ability to play the organ to a high standard. There is currently a weekly Eucharist with Sung Matins and Choral Evensong monthly, plus other occasional services. The Choir presently rehearses every Friday evening and before each service.

Main Job Purpose

To play for, lead and develop the musical worshipping life of the church, under the overall direction of the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council, in a way that draws new people into church, and supports and upholds those already a part of it.
To manage and train the choir at their weekly practice and before each service.
To build and develop the choir by actively recruiting, encouraging and training new members, while also nurturing the skills and confidence of existing members to broaden available repertoire.
To foster a fully inclusive, non-auditioned and all-welcoming environment, where there are no reasons for exclusion other than safeguarding.
To play or arrange cover for weddings, funerals and other special services.
To work with the Music Group and other musicians to accommodate a variety of tastes in worshipping traditions.

Other Tasks
Meet regularly with the Vicar and other church musicians to plan worship.
Timely preparation of regular hymn and music lists.
Purchase music and maintain the choral and worship music library.
Responsibility for organising cover and deputies when needed.
Arrange and supervise maintenance of the organ and pianos.
Organising choir tours and cathedral visits,

Person Specification
A person who is sympathetic to the Christian faith as expressed by the Church of England.
A passion for leading and enabling worship.
Ability to engage, lead, inspire and direct the church’s musicians, including choir and music group, and a willingness to develop the musical repertoire beyond the familiar.
Experience in playing a pipe organ in church is essential; experience of working with a music group is desirable.
To have a heart and experience of working with volunteers of all ages, open to recognising and sharing all levels of gifts of musicianship within the church community.
Familiarity with Anglican church music and liturgy, and ability to work within our sacramental tradition.
A high degree of enthusiasm, punctuality, honesty and reliability.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
Knowledge of RSCM training programmes, actively supporting any chorister wishing to develop his/her skills by participation in the awards scheme.

Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. Please visit www.stmaryofcharity.org for further information about our Church and Application details. For informal enquiries about the post, please call The Reverend Simon Rowlands on 01795 532592, or email happyvicar@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: 13 December 2019

Interview date: 11th January 2020

Priest-in-Charge - 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
Applications and questions to: Jo Manser, PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury
Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org Tel: 01227 865238

Priest-in-Charge - The Parish of St Andrew

Parish Priest (Priest-in-Charge) St Andrew, Deal (under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough)

Full time stipendiary post

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.
This is a full time post part funded by the Additional Curates Society for up to five years. We believe the parish has potential to make this post a sustainable full time post in that time.

Closing date: 24/11/2019
Interviews: 12/12/2019

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org
Click here for a profile of the parish and for more details please go to : pathways.churchofengland.org

Church Administrator - St John’s Folkestone

Part time – 15 hours a week, permanent post

Salary – £7052 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to play a crucial role in the life of our church. We are looking for an Administrator to support the Vicar and Wardens and facilitate the smooth running of St John’s in Folkestone.

You will be a committed and prayerful Christian, ideally with administrative and office work experience and certainly with good and accurate IT skills. You should be able to communicate well and be a team player. Experience of how an Anglican church functions is desirable. Energy and enthusiasm is essential!

Please click here for a job description and application form.

To discuss this post please contact Revd Steve Bradford, Vicar, after 4 November, on 01303 211037, email: stevejbradford@btinternet.com

A job description and application form may be obtained from our current Administrator, Ruth Jones, tel: 01303 246422, email: admin@stjohnsfolkestone.org

Closing date: 11 November 2019

Lay Minister for Goudhurst

St Mary’s, Goudhurst is a thriving church with a large community of children young people and families. We are looking for a new part time Lay Minister to lead our ministry to the children and young people within the church community.

You will join a Staff Team of 4 and work in a setting that is ambitious for the gospel and absolutely committed to the place of children and young people at the heart of church.

More information at www.gkchurch.org/layminister or call Revd Hugh Nelson on 01580 211739 for an informal conversation.

Sessional Chaplain

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a skillful Chaplain and sensitive team player to support the spiritual, pastoral, and religious needs of patients, their carers, families and staff.

This is a sessional post which requires the successful candidate to be able to respond and be on site within 1 hour. Sessional On-Call Chaplains cover night hour duties Monday to Thursday across EKHUFT acute sites. You will work in a team of salaried and volunteer Chaplains to offer an integrated service to the whole hospital community. As a full member of the EKHUFT Chaplaincy team, the post-holder will share with ecumenical and inter-faith colleagues in training and the development of wider work within the Trust. There may also be opportunities for occasional weekend working, as required.The post is open to ordained Ministers and pastoral careers with relevant qualifications that are in good standing with their community, and have at least three years’ experience of providing spiritual care in times of crisis, illness and loss.

For further details / informal visits contact Revd Christopher White (Head of Chaplaincy Services) on 01843 234287 or email  or Laura Wayman (Secretary) on 01843 234273.

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.

 

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, 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

Profile
Application form

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

Other organisations

School Ventures Development Officer

CPAS Ventures and Falcons are seeking a self-starting, entrepreneurial team player to take our recently launched School Venture residentials to the next level. These new, ground-breaking residentials for pupils from Church of England Primary Schools are an excellent way to help children engage with the Gospel and connect with their local church’s children’s programme. If you have a passion for evangelism, an understanding of primary schools and children’s ministry, and a growth mindset we would love to hear from you.
Salary: £13,074 per annum (£32,685 FTE).

The role is a permanent, part-time (0.4 FTE) annualised hours, term time only appointment. The location of the role will be agreed at interview.

Interested?

Visit www.cpas.org.uk/jobs or contact Tim Friend, Ventures and Falcons Principal, for a discussion or more details on 0300 123 0780), or via email tfriend@cpas.org.uk .

Application deadline: 09:00am, Wednesday 18th December 2019

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