Team Vicar - Eccles Team

Posted 5 months agoExpires in 19 days
Eccles, Salford
Clergy

The benefice is a Team comprising the four distinct parishes of St Mary the Virgin Eccles (known as Eccles Parish Church to distinguish it from St Mary’s R.C. Church on the same street), St Paul’s Monton, Christ Church Patricroft and St Andrew’s Eccles. St Mary and St Paul’s are sharing a minister, the Team Rector, for the first time from September 2017. Previously, St Paul’s had a Team Vicar. St Andrew’s and Christ Church have been sharing the ministry of a Team Vicar for 10 years.

Closing date: 9th November 2018

Interviews: 21st November 2018

To be reviewed 6 months after commencement of the appointment and annually

Details of Post

Role Title: Team Vicar

Name of benefice: The Eccles Team

Deanery: Eccles

Archdeaconry: Salford

Initial point of contact on Terms of Service: The Archdeacon of Salford

Role Purpose

General

  • To exercise the cure of souls shared with the bishop in this benefice in collaboration with your colleagues
  • To have regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Code of Professional Conduct for the Clergy and other relevant legislation.
  • To work to advance the Kingdom of God through servant leadership, collaboration and example, and with particular regard to the current diocesan mission goals:

a) GROWING – growing new disciples in missionary church communities which are younger, more diverse, active and spiritually engaged.

b) NURTURING – increasing vocations, nurturing new and existing disciples, increasing financial giving

c) SERVING – present for all, speaking and acting prophetically for justice, supporting pastorally especially the vulnerable, deprived and excluded

  • To share in the wider work of the deanery and diocese as appropriate, for the building up of the whole Body of Christ
  • To share with lay and ordained colleagues in taking assemblies, preaching and in leading church services and occasional offices across the benefice

Specific

  • Pastoral responsibility for Christ Church, Patricroft and St Andrew’s, Eccles
  • Maintain and develop close and effective links with local schools
  • Oversee Youth ministry across the Team and line manage the youth worker
  • Support the growth of Messy Church and explore opportunities for other “Fresh Expressions” of church
  • Develop links with members of the Muslim community to promote community cohesion and to explore opportunities for evangelism

  • The Churchwardens and PCCs of Christ Church and St Andrew’s
  • The Team Council
  • The Deanery Chapter and Synod
  • The Staff at Church House
  • Part-Time Youth Worker
  • Reader, ALMs, OLM
  • Friday Café Organiser
  • Leaders & helpers of children’s ministry groups
  • Safeguarding Officers
  • Church School Headteachers
  • Playgroup & Toddler Group leaders
  • Care home owners & Wardens of sheltered housing
  • Funeral Directors
  • The Team Rector
  • The Area Dean
  • The Archdeacon
  • The Area Bishop
  • The new Team Rector, Ross Garner takes up his post in September 2017 and is looking for a full-time colleague to share with him in the development of the mission and ministry of the four parishes in the Team. The Team Vicar will be living in a modern 4 bedroom vicarage near to St Andrew’s, Eccles.

The benefice is a Team comprising the four distinct parishes of St Mary the Virgin Eccles (known as Eccles Parish Church to distinguish it from St Mary’s R.C. Church on the same street), St Paul’s Monton, Christ Church Patricroft and St Andrew’s Eccles. St Mary and St Paul’s are sharing a minister, the Team Rector, for the first time from September 2017. Previously, St Paul’s had a Team Vicar. St Andrew’s and Christ Church have been sharing the ministry of a Team Vicar for 10 years.

  • Pastoral responsibility for Christ Church, Patricroft and St Andrew’s, Eccles
  • Maintain and develop close and effective links with local schools
  • Oversee Youth ministry across the Team and line manage the youth worker
  • Support the growth of Messy Church and explore opportunities for other "Fresh Expressions" of church
  • Develop links with members of the Muslim community to promote community cohesion and to explore opportunities for evangelism

E = Essential D = Desirable

Spirituality and tradition

Applicants for the post should

  • Be mature in their own faith and rooted in a discipline of prayer E
  • Be able to work with people of differing traditions and be comfortable in leading formal and informal worship appropriate to the different types of service held in our churches E
  • Be open to the work of the Holy Spirit and comfortable with Kingdom theology D
  • Be an able communicator of the faith with a strong commitment to the authority of scripture E

Experience and understanding

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following

  • Experience of working in a team setting (even if not a formal team) D
  • Have completed their IME years 4-7 training E
  • Experience of working in schools E
  • Experience and knowledge of healing ministry D
  • Experience of living and working in an Urban Area D
  • Understand what helps churches grow E
  • Experience of outreach to Muslims D

Skills and competencies

Applicants should be able to show

  • The ability to work collaboratively with lay and ordained leaders E
  • The ability to lead people to a living faith in Jesus Christ E
  • The ability to enable people to discover their calling and use their gifting E
  • The ability to relate to and communicate well with children and their parents/carers both informally and in worship services E
  • Competence and sensitivity in pastoral care for people of all ages E
  • The ability to prepare and lead worship that is vibrant and fresh, enabling people to encounter God across the variety of traditions found within the team E
  • An ability to organise your own time and other people E
  • The ability to help churches engage with their community E

General attributes

  • Mission-minded E
  • Someone who enjoys offering hospitality and is able to have fun! D
  • Able to demonstrate a willingness to engage in continuing ministerial development appropriate for this post E

The new Team Rector, Ross Garner takes up his post in September 2017 and is looking for a full-time colleague to share with him in the development of the mission and ministry of the four parishes in the Team. The Team Vicar will be living in a modern 4 bedroom vicarage near to St Andrew’s, Eccles.