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Reconciliation Enabler (Coventry and the West Midlands)

35 hours per week.  Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend working.

£37,770 per annum plus 8.5%  Employer Pension Contributions

This post is a fixed term contract for 3 years

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications.

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a full time Reconciliation Enabler on a 3 year fixed term contract to help the Diocese to work towards the objective of equipping the whole Diocese for the work of reconciliation. This is a new expression of our partnership with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry, and is a jointly funded post.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Work closely with the Archbishop’s reconciliation team in both London and Coventry to mobilise, envision, equip and empower churches and individuals across the West Midlands to engage with the movement of reconciliation and run the Difference course.  This will include networking with ecumenical partners and supporting the course to be run in a variety of contexts such as Prison Ministry and Universities.
  • Mobilise, form and train teams of people committed to the work of reconciliation within the Diocese of Coventry.
  • Take a lead role in Coventry focus areas including steering the diocese through the Living in Love and Faith process, and developing ‘courageous Coventry conversations’ in areas of societal need and tension as part of the work of Coventry City of Culture.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent in theological studies or another relevant subject area, have experience of working in a reconciliation related field, of organising and delivering training to a variety of audiences and of developing and delivering a vision and strategic plan. The impact of Covid-19 on church and society will shape both the context and function of the post.  It will require intellectual energy, spiritual stamina and practical agility.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure and it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within our workforce.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Camfield, PA to the Bishop of Coventry on 024 7667 2244 or email

Click here to download the Job Advert.

Click to download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Click to download the Application Form.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 16th November 2020

Interviews will take place at the Diocesan office or via Zoom depending on Government COVID-19 regulations on : 1st December 2020

Please send completed application forms to Simone King:

Glebe Committee – a call for expertise!

Do you have expertise in land management, property surveying, or are a finance expert, or have experience of running a business? Would you be able to offer your expertise to serve on the Glebe Committee?

The Glebe Committee manages the land and properties which the Diocese of Coventry owns. This is approximately 3,000 acres of agricultural land and a number of commercial and residential properties with significant asset value. Its members have expertise in financial and land management matters in a professional capacity (such as professional experience in property investment, land management or experience in running a business).

Members are required to attend 6 meetings per year, lasting up to 2 and half hours, which are held during normal working hours via Zoom. Once a year the Committee meets for a full day to enable them to visit a selection of properties under its management. The commitment is for 3 years and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

If you have skills and expertise in finance, property and land management or business and would like to contribute to the effective stewardship of the Diocesan Glebe we would love to hear from you.

You may be a newly qualified professional looking for an opportunity to widen your experience and also keen to serve the church in a voluntary capacity, or someone with many years’ experience who is keen to support the church in this important area of work, or someone who has recently retired looking to stay connected to your professional field whilst making an invaluable contribution in the Diocese.

To download the full description please click here.

If this sounds like you please get in touch with the Ruth Marlow, the Diocesan Secretary for an informal chat about what this role entails and how you might be able to help. For an application form, contact Jo Swain, Governance & Grants Officer. Contact by emailing:



DBE Board Member

In line with Bishop Christopher’s vision for ‘Whole Diocese’, the DBE is integral to the Diocesan family. It has a particular role in promoting education within the Diocese. Its primary objectives are:

• to promote education in the Diocese consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England;

• to promote and advise Diocesan Church of England Schools;

• to promote religious education and worship in Diocesan Church of England Schools;

• to encourage parishes and partner organisations to do the same.

If you have a passion for education and might be able to contribute as a DBE board member, please contact April Gold, Deputy Diocesan Director of Education –

Find out more here.

Vicar (HfD) - Holy Cross, Caludon

Be the first vicar of a new parish!

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 Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (, or the Area Dean, the Reverend Buff Stone, on 07954 652824 (

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to equality and diversity.


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.

We have also put together a video which shows more about our parish! This can be found here on YouTube.

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 Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (, the Rector, Peter Walker, on (01789 772217), or Area Dean, Kate Mier, on (01527 852830).



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 Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (, Area Dean, Rev Greg Smith: 02476 422856 ( or Bishop of Ebbsfleet Representative, Fr Dexter Bracey, on tel:  02476 711687  ( )  

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.