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.

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

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

Circuit Administrator/Bursar, Whitstable

Circuit Office in Whitstable

Part time (20 hours a week)

Starting Salary £11000 a year

Based at the Circuit Office in Whitstable the Administrator will be employed by the Canterbury and East Kent Circuit and will be under the supervision of the Superintendent Minister.

Purpose and Objectives: the responsible and efficient running of Circuit Administration and Finance and Property matters.

Needs a good working knowledge of both Microsoft and financial software.

For a full job description and application forms please contact the assistant Circuit Administrator: Marjory Dobson  marjorydobson@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th June. The interviews will be on July 3rd.

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.

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

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

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: 9 June
Interviews:  3 July

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
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)

Associate Rector, St Helier Parish Church

The Dean is titular Rector, engaged with Deanery & State, leaving the Associate Rector to lead the Church’s mission & ministry, worship & engagement with the Town.
We are seeking someone who:

  • engages with people of all ages & stages of faith, encouraging them to be confident disciples of Jesus.
  • loves God & loves people!
  • enjoys leading worship in different styles to reach different people, working collaboratively & collegially as a team player.
  • has a heart for Town Centre ministry and mission.
  • inspires & encourages people to use their gifts.

The post includes a 4 bedroom house 5 minutes from the sea with an attractive incumbent stipend and allowances.

For more information and an application pack, please contact the Dean of Jersey, The Very Revd Mike Keirle dean@jerseydeanery.je Tel number: 01534 720001

Closing date:  31 May 2019
Interview in Jersey: 20/21 or 25/26 June

Community and Mission Priest, Faversham

We are seeking an inspirational,
mission minded, full stipend, priest
to support and grow our benefice.

Focussing on “building” the kingdom,
not maintaining the “building”.

We have revisited all job descs.
across the Benefice – exciting times.

We find God amazing – come share our joy and grow with us!

Closing date:  31 May 2019+
Interview date: 27 June 2019

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

Rector, St. Martin Le Vieux, Jersey, Channel Islands

We are looking for a Priest who is passionate about communicating God’s love, who has a pastoral heart and who will work collaboratively in reaching out in mission to the people of this parish and join us in growing God’s Church.

This is a single rural parish benefice in the North East of Jersey, moving from house for duty back into a full time stipendiary post. Could you be the person that God is calling to this unique community?

For more information and an application pack, please contact the Dean of Jersey, The Very Revd Mike Keirle
dean@jerseydeanery.je Tel number: 01534 720001

Closing date: Monday 20th May
Interviews in Jersey on 10th/11th June

Rector, Guernsey, St Sampson

There is a wonderful opportunity for mission, outreach and service in the parish of St Sampson, located in the north of the beautiful Channel Island of Guernsey. We are two distinct congregations (St Sampson’s parish church and St Mary’s church, L’Islet) in the one parish, with great potential and opportunities. Embracing both traditional and modern, we are looking for an outgoing Rector who will lead us enthusiastically in the next phase of our growth, life and ministry.  A warm welcome awaits.

We are looking for a Rector

  • who has experience, a mature outlook and the ability to relate to people of all ages
  • who is flexible and will provide both formal, traditional services and informal, relaxed worship
  • who will be courageous in leading us, and guiding our enthusiasm for growth and service to a new phase
  • who will have a heart for young people, making the most of the links and opportunities present
  • who has strong and engaging interpersonal skills, is quick to form relationships, and able to offer support, encouragement and motivation to the people of our congregations and the wider community

For further information, including the profile and information about living and working in Guernsey, see the Deanery website, www.churchofengland.org.gg/vacancies

For an informal conversation, contact the Very Revd Tim Barker, Dean of Guernsey, on 01481 238568 or 07781 166095 or by email at dean@deanery.gg

Closing date for applications: 5 April

Interviews in Guernsey on 2 & 3 May

This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure

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

Part time

This 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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