Ministry Development Officer

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The Diocese of Truro’s vision is to ‘Discover the Kingdom; Grow the Church’ with a strategy for developing ministry and mission that is incarnational, contextual and pioneering.

We are now looking for a Ministry Development Officer, who will facilitate, deliver and contribute to innovative ministry development and learning programmes.

  • Help to deliver and facilitate ministry development and learning programmes
  • Facilitate Reflective Practice Groups for curates and training incumbents
  • Be responsible for the co-ordination of the clergy CPD programme

The ideal candidate will have a theological academic qualification; experience of facilitation and training delivery; strong communication skills and a passion for mission with a commitment to the spiritual and numerical growth of the Church.

It is an Occupational Requirement under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 that the post-holder is a Christian. 

Please note that applications from both lay and ordained individuals are welcome.

Applications to be received by noon on deadline.

Interviews to be held on 25 October 2019 at Church House, Truro.



Working closely with the Vocations and Discipleship teams, the Ministry team serves the Diocesan mission of by supporting the diocesan strategy for developing ministry and mission that is incarnational, innovative, contextual and pioneering.

The ministry programmes include:

o   Initial Ministerial Education (IME Phase 2) – learning opportunities for curates

o   Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) – learning opportunities for lay and ordained ministers

o   Accompanied Ministry Development (AMD) – learning opportunities for clergy and their parishes

o   Foundations in Christian Ministry (FiCM) – an introductory course for those discerning a vocation to lay ministry

o   Reader Training - learning opportunities for Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers

o   Ministerial Development Review (MDR) – biannual reviews for clergy


Additional benefits include the Diocesan Pension Scheme with 9-15% employer contribution, expenses and free parking.