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Learning Mentor - Effective Structures

The Diocese of Coventry has an integrated strategy based on growing healthy churches, with a strategic emphasis on 20s-30s.  We have recognised the huge importance of equipping laity for whole of life ministry, and have just secured significant funding from the Church Commissioners to develop this strategy further. 

£30,450 per annum (35 hours per week)

Although we envisage this being a full-time post, we will also consider applications from part-time or job-share applicants.

You will be part of the Diocesan Training Partnership (DTP) team focusing on lay training and development.  This role will involve:

  • Mentoring personally, and identifying and training teams of volunteer ‘Learning Mentors’, with specialisms who can accompany disciples in a mentoring capacity.
  • Developing and mentoring Learning Communities covering similar skill sets. 
  • Networking and signposting to existing resources (including identifying good quality home-grown parish, Deanery and DBE based courses). 
  • Delivering courses locally.
  • Developing material for a bespoke digital learning platform (the ‘EQuip Hub’). 

The Effective Structures role will have an emphasis on training in the structural aspects of church life and growth (eg helping PCCs think more strategically, training of Churchwardens, Parish Treasurers, Faculty processes, and structural dynamics for growth). 
 
You will work closely with four other Learning Mentors who have recently been appointed.

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Please send completed application form by email to: ryan.finnegan@covcofe.org

Closing date for applications: Noon Friday 2nd February 2018

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th February 2018

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser x 2

21 hours per week ( 1 post Mon-Wed / 1 post Wed-Fri)
(£22,200 per annum (£37,000 pa pro rata) + staff pension scheme)

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint two part time Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers to support safeguarding provision in the Diocese through expertise, advice, guidance, oversight and training.

Based in Coventry, the Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers will be responsible, as part of the Safeguarding Team for undertaking casework, providing advice and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults to parishes and clergy and delivering safeguarding training.

This is an opportunity for a suitably experienced professional with a social work, probation, police or other relevant background to use their skills to help to develop and sustain a culture which ensures that children and vulnerable people are as safe as they can possibly be in our churches.

The successful applicant will have effective verbal and written communication skills, good record keeping and report writing skills with excellent attention to detail.

You will need to be professional, friendly and approachable (particularly under pressure), self-motivated, flexible and able to work on your own initiative.

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The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 26th January 2018

Interviews will take place in Coventry on Friday 9th February 2018

For an informal conversation please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Carol Clarke, on 02476 521 345 / 07906 627 052

Please send completed application forms by email to: ryan.finnegan@covcofe.org

 

Vicar - Wellesbourne with Walton d'Eivile

Are you prayerful, passionate about Jesus, and a 'pastoral evangelist'? More information about this exciting role at Wellesbourne with Walton d'Eivile is available by clicking the links below.

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Morris Rodham, on 07506 731892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org), or Acting Area Dean, the Reverend Patrick Taylor, on 01789 508 155 (patrick@stratford-upon-avon.org).

Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 23rd February.

Interviews: To be held on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March.

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Click here to download the NCD Guide for Wellesbourne St Peter.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Walton St James.

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Vicar - Lillington & Old Milverton

A large, suburban parish in Leamington Spa (with valid claims to be the geographical centre of England), combined with a small rural parish with extensive lay ministry, seek a Vicar. Both St Mary Magdalene and St James are in good health, and would welcome candidates with experience of forward thinking Central Churchmanship which will enable growth.

More information about this exciting opportunity is available by clicking the links below. Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Morris Rodham, on 07506 731892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org).

Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 23rd February.

Interviews: To be held on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th March.

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Click here to download the NCD Guide for Lillington St Mary Magdalene.

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Team Rector - Bedworth

Bedworth is a large town and parish (32,268), just to the north of Coventry, mixed socially but with significant areas of deprivation. All Saints and St Andrew’s could have a significant role in working with others in addressing the needs and aspirations of people in these more disadvantaged areas. 

More information about this exciting opportunity is available by clicking the links below. Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Morris Rodham, on 07506 731892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org), or Associate Area Dean, the Reverend Heather Barnes, on 02476 392266 (heather.barnes@talk21.com).

Closing Date for Applications: Noon, Friday 16th February.

Interviews: To be held on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March.

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Diocesan Ecumenical Officer

The primary focus of this role is to assist the Diocese of Coventry in fulfilling the Diocesan Mission Purpose of Worshipping God, Making New Disciples, and Transforming Communities, principally by encouraging the development of 8 Essential Qualities throughout the life of the Diocese, especially with regard to Ecumenical Life. This role is a volunteer position which may, by permission of the Bishop, be carried out within the core working hours of an existing clergy post.

The role will involve building relationships with those working in other Christian communities in the Diocese of Coventry, in order to help inform strategic thinking and decision making within the Diocese over matters of partnership working with other Christian communities.

The role will necessitate considerable networking ecumenically, and prophetically advising senior Diocesan staff in matters of ecumenism, using, where appropriate, evidence and stories gained from within the Diocese.

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For more information please contact bishop john at bishop.warwick@covcofe.org or call 01926 427465.

 

Other job opportunities

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  • Parish administrators;
  • Youth workers.

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