Estates Pioneer Minister (part time) Shelf with Buttershaw and Wibsey
We are seeking a creative pioneer with a love for working with outer estate communities with all of their joys and challenges. You will help these two south Bradford parishes to build teams which can grow new relevant and dynamic forms of Christian presence in their social housing estates.
We are looking for an individual, either lay or ordained who will:
This post is offered as a half stipend plus house (4 days a week)
For an informal discussion please contact Archdeacon Andy Jolley: 07973 458403 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 24th Aug.
Visit and Interviews: 20th and 21st September
Please see the following link before creating your application form-https://jobs.churchofengland.org/clergycandidatesfaq/clergy-profile/
The person appointed will work under the overall leadership of the Team Vicar of Shelf with Buttershaw, meet regularly with the ministry team for staff meeting and work collaboratively with the clergy and ministry teams of the parishes of Shelf with Buttershaw and Wibsey.
(S)he will have three particular challenges:
The Parish of Shelf with Buttershaw has been profoundly influenced by Jesus Shaped People (JSP). It is therefore important that the postholder can encourage people to be ‘Jesus Shaped’ and to live out their ministry as an example of being Jesus Shaped. The successful candidate should therefore embody the five principles of JSP:
Our ideal candidate should be someone with:
Our vision as the Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all of our appointments we are seeking ministers who have a joyful and confident faith which has inspired a track record of church growth.
Shelf with Buttershaw is one of the largest parishes within the Bradford Episcopal Area and the Diocese of Leeds. Discussions are progressing well about bringing the parish together with the neighbouring parish of Wibsey to create a “super-parish” with a ministry team. Much of the population of both parishes live within the social housing estates of Buttershaw, Woodside and Odsal, where the expected joys and challenges of estate life can be found.
The estates are experiencing some transition, with some increased diversity, but remain largely white communities of people experiencing a range of forms of deprivation. The parish of Shelf with Buttershaw is among the top 10% most deprived nationally. Wibsey is among the top 17% most deprived.