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Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

35 hours per week, £45,000 + staff pension scheme

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a full time Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to deliver safeguarding provision in the Diocese through expertise, advice, guidance, oversight and training.

Based in Coventry, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser will be responsible to the Diocesan Bishop and Diocesan Secretary for providing management, oversight and supervision of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.  This will include undertaking casework, providing advice and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults to parishes and clergy and delivering safeguarding training.  The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser line manages two part-time Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers and a Diocesan Safeguarding Assistant.

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.  The nature of the post will require work to be undertaken in locations around the Diocese.  Some meetings and training events will take place during evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu will need to be taken.

 

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Click to download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Click to download the Application Form.

 

The closing date for applications is: Noon on Wednesday 25th September 2019

Interviews will take place in Coventry on: Thursday 17th October 2019

 

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:  simone.turroozo@covcofe.org

 

Services to Schools Administrator (DBE)

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR

Who has an eye for Detail

Is committed to Best practice and

Is passionate about Education

Coventry Diocesan Board of Education serves 75 schools and academies providing an education for 18,000 children and young people.

We are looking for an administrator who:

  •  has excellent administrative skills;
  •  proactively seeks to support the team by working conscientiously and acting on initiative;
  •  is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Word with some experience of Excel;
  •  is well organised and self-motivated;
  •  has good written and verbal communication skills, including a professional telephone manner;
  •  pays attention to detail, has a positive attitude and enjoys being a supportive team player.

'The Coventry Diocesan Board for Education is a lifeline for schools. In times of challenge and uncertainty it is a guiding light of positivity, common sense, strength and spirit. Even a simple telephone conversation can lift the spirits and re-energise faith and will.' Quote from Headteacher of a Church of England School within Coventry Diocese.

If you are interested, please send for an application pack to helen.gibson@covcofe.org

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Click to download the Job Description.

Click to download the Application Form.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 22 September 2019

Interview Date: Likely to be the morning of 25 September 2019

Salary: £19,000 to £21,000 pro rata (dependent upon experience)

Hours: Term time only (39 weeks) Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.30pm including 30 minute break (20 working hours per week). There may be some flexibility in determining the working pattern.

Contract term: Permanent with a 6 month probationary period

Associate Minister - Holy Trinity Coventry

A large and diverse in all respects civic, city-centre church which is already seeing new growth under their new incumbent (2017), seeks an Associate Minister to assist this growth on a Self-Supporting or House for Duty basis.

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Vicar, Rev'd Graeme Anderson, on 07528 765027 (church.graeme@gmail.com).

Expressions of interest are welcome.

Click here to download the Advert.

Click here to download the Parish Profile.

Click here to download an Application Form.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Holy Trinity Coventry.

The closing date for applications is: Noon, Friday 20th September 2019.

Interviews: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October.

 

Priest-in-Charge (Interim Minister) - The MidFosse Group

The Mid-Fosse Group of Parishes would welcome applications from people who are committed to the Diocesan Mission Purpose and delivery of the 8 Essential Qualities in a rural context who:

- Relate well to people of all ages and are experienced in nurturing individuals in expressing their own gifts.

- Preach with sensitivity and an awareness of rural issues that enables them to offer relevant guidance and teaching.

- Encourage others, having the skills to discern, support and develop potential worship leaders and Readers.

- Welcome the challenges and opportunities of the new housing developments and have the enthusiasm and imagination to help us build a future for the church in our rapidly growing communities.

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Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Pastor, The Venerable Sue Field (07885 714829 or 02476 697607) or Acting Area Dean, the Reverend Barry Jackson (01926 640248).

The closing date for applications is: Noon, Friday 27th September 2019.

Interviews: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October.

This post has been designated as interim under Regulation 29 (1)(j) of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009 with the express purpose of enabling the group to explore its identity and future direction.

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to equality and diversity.

 

Rector - Corley Parish Church with St Mary & All Saints, Fillongley

A priest with a passion for helping others to grow is sought for Corley Parish Church with St Mary & All Saints Church, Fillongley. We welcome a country loving candidate who:

- is approachable and welcoming, able to communicate the Christian faith in a way that is contemporary and appealing.

- has an inspirational and flexible approach to worship, experienced in leading using both traditional and modern worship styles.  

- is willing to build on our work making our churches an attractive place for children and young families, nurturing the excellent links which we have with our Church of England School in Fillongley.

- is gifted in developing people’s confidence in their faith and their ability to share their faith with others, perhaps through the use of Christian faith courses.

- has a track-record in identifying, training and developing lay leaders.

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the NCD Guide for Corley Parish Church.

Click to download the NCD Guide for St Mary & All Saints, Fillongley.

Click to download the Application Form.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Pastor, The Venerable Sue Field, on 02476 697607 (Sue.Field@CovCofE.org).

The closing date for applications is: Noon, Friday 11th October 2019.

Interviews: Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October.

 

Associate Minister (HfD) - Brailes et al

Are you called to ministry in a beautiful part of the north Cotswolds? Are you keen to help the Church to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century? 

We would love to hear from you, especially if you are:

- Committed to being a pastoral presence in villages, celebrating and building on strong links between church and community, and supporting an incumbent in their ministry.

- Enthusiastic about helping churches to develop a mutual exchange of support and encouragement that enables them to grow in unity.

- Gifted in encouraging and nurturing people of all ages to become active members and leaders within their worshipping communities.

Informal conversations are very welcome with the Incumbent, the Reverend George Heighton (01295 680201) revgeorgeh@outlook.com.

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Click here to download the NCD Survey for Brailes.

Click here to download the NCD Survey for Tysoe.

Click here to download the NCD Survey for Oxhill.

Click here to download the NCD Survey for Sutton-under-Brailes.

Click here to download the NCD Survey for Whatcote.

The closing date for applications is: Noon, Friday 11th October 2019.

Interviews: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th November.

 

Rector - St Andrews Church, Rugby

St Andrews Rugby are seeking a Rector to nurture this inclusive church at the heart of the town. As we move our growing church forward, we welcome applications from priests with skills, experience and the proven ability to delegate who can:

- Inspire and sustain, in prayer and preaching, our inclusive Church community centred around the Eucharist.

- Make a difference to our town by speaking out for the Gospel and for justice, welcoming the vulnerable, and offering a loving, holy and whole-community town-centre space.

- Lead and manage our large staff and lay team, and develop their skills.

- Sustain and develop our growing ministries to youth and young families.

- Enjoy the challenge of adding an exciting new chapter to the long history of this post as both a civic and community church.

Please click the following links for more information:

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Click to download the NCD Guide for St Andrews.

Informal conversations are very welcome with the Area Dean, Rev'd Tim Cockell, on 01788 812613 (rectorbilton@icloud.com).

The closing date for applications is: Noon, Friday 25th October 2019.

Interviews: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November.

 

Associate Minister - St Mark's Bilton

St Mark’s Bilton is one of the largest parishes in the Diocese, and soon to become even larger with the addition of significant new housing within the parish.

We welcome ordained candidates committed to the above, who will thrive within a ‘central, liturgical tradition which draws inspiration from the breadth of the Anglican tradition, and who:

- Will bring new creativity and initiatives and evangelistic emphasis to complement the pastoral and teaching gifts of existing clergy.

- Have a track record in helping a church grow with men, and people in their 20s-30s, including families and men.

- Have skills in working within schools to support and reach parents and families, and be able to translate such effort into the reality of people voluntarily and appropriately exploring and coming to Christian faith.

- Are able to deliver worship which is inspiring to a younger (under-40) age range.

- Are empowering leaders, able to identify and train new leaders, and support and encourage those already working in our Schools Team and Messy Church Team.

- Are willing to take their part in the many occasional offices in the parish, and be able to translate some of this work into Christian faith exploration and discipleship.

Please note: Candidates may also be interested in the

nearby post of part time Chaplain of Harris Church of

England Academy in Rugby. For further details please see

www.harriscofeacademy.co.uk/vacancies

For further information about the parochial post please contact the Rector and Area Dean, Tim Cockell on 01788 812613 (rectorbilton@icloud.com).

For infomation about the Chaplaincy post please contact the Director of Education, Linda Wainscot on 01788 422800 (linda.wainscot@covcofe.org).

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Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

 

Vicar (HfD) - Holy Cross, Caludon

An inclusive priest with a passion for working collaboratively within our community is sought for Holy Cross, Caludon, on either a self-supporting or House-for-Duty basis. We are looking to appoint a committed and compassionate priest who will:

- Preach with sensitivity and understanding, communicating the good news of the love of Jesus Christ in an inclusive and engaging style.

- Value our worship heritage (Eucharistic, gently catholic) whilst helping us to explore and develop other ways of experiencing the love and wonders of God.

- Be community minded and develop networks of relationships locally.

- Enable the church community as we grow in depth and breadth, helping us to build on our strengths and to address our weaknesses.

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Click to download the NCD Guide.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Area Dean, the Reverend Buff Stone, on 07954 652824 (vicarstcaths@gmail.com). 

 

Associate Minister (HfD) - St Matthew Salford Priors

Are you called to minister in a village with great opportunities for missional advance and growth?

We welcome applications from gently charismatic evangelical priests who are: 

  • Pastoral evangelists who would love to exercise these gifts in a village context, with a particular heart and passion for reaching families, including via schools. 
  • Able to ensure worship is attractive and relevant to the whole village community, including younger families.  We would also welcome being sensitively moved forwards in understanding and greater experience of spiritual gifts in worship, mission and everyday life.   
  • Able to prioritise ministry within one village whilst working within the relational dynamics of a wider benefice.  
  • Fun to be with and enjoy working with and empowering lay leaders.

Please click the following links for more information:

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Click to download the NCD Guide.

Informal conversations very welcome with the Rector, Peter Walker, on peter@heartparishes.org.uk (01789 772217), or Area Dean, Kate Mier, on rector@ardenmarches.co.uk (01527 852830).

Interviews will take place in the Autumn (dates TBC).

 

Vicar - Camp Hill (on an interim basis)

Camp Hill in Nuneaton has seen some significant positive change over the last few years, with a serious programme of regeneration – change which is still ongoing.  St Mary and St John’s want to be part of that positive transformation – an aspiration I endorse with enthusiasm.  There will be some hard work involved in a combination of congregational growth, building development and community engagement, but our hope and prayer is that this combination will appeal to a motivated and able Society Priest, who, as it says in the Person Specification, ‘can lead the church into a vibrant new future’.  There really is a great opportunity here to revive the life of the Church and to restore something of the missionary energy with which St Mary’s and St John’s began when the estate was first built.

We welcome applications from priests in the Anglo-Catholic tradition registered with The Society (SSWSH), or who are willing to do so, and who: 

- Are a positive role model to the congregation and wider Diocese in growing a healthy church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, in an area undergoing significant regeneration, with the Eucharist at the heart of worship, contributing to the already positive influence Society churches are bringing to the health and diversity of the wider Diocese. 

- Value and enjoy working in schools, maintaining our current links, and can translate that work into reaching and attracting young families. 

- Can lead the church into a vibrant new future, including some major renovation, refurbishment and possible re-building of parts of the church plant to enhance church growth and community development initiatives.

- Do not mind starting with a small base of people! 

- Are able to laugh and have fun with us and the local community!

Informal conversations welcome.  Please contact: Acting Area Dean, Rev Kate Massey, on tel: 02476 372089 (revkatemassey@gmail.com) or Bishop of Ebbsfleet Representative, Fr Dexter Bracey on tel:  02476 711687  (dexter_bracey@yahoo.co.uk)  

Expressions of interest welcome.

Please click the following links for more information:

Click to download the Advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Vicar (Interim Basis), St. Oswald's, Tile Hill

An Ebbsfleet parish with huge potential for community regeneration initiatives seeks a priest in the Anglo-Catholic tradition registered with The Society (SSWSH). 

Informal conversations very welcome with the Area Dean, Rev Greg Smith: 02476 422856 (gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk) or Bishop of Ebbsfleet Representative, Fr Dexter Bracey, on tel:  02476 711687  (dexter_bracey@yahoo.co.uk )  

Please click on the links below for further details.

Expressions of interest welcome.

Click here to download the advert.

Click to download the Parish Profile.

Click to download the Application Form.

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

 

Other job opportunities

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  • Community workers;
  • Parish administrators;
  • Youth workers.

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