An exciting opportunity to inspire, encourage and resource the creative development of Mission and Ministry among children and families throughout the Diocese of Exeter, including some travel throughout Plymouth and Torbay. This position will work to support Mission Communities and work with local communities, schools and Local Authorities.
This is a strategic role to inspire, encourage and resource the creative development of mission and ministry among children aged 5 -11 years in the Diocese of Exeter.
In conjunction with the Mission & Ministry Mission Enabler to:
Key Aspects of Role:
The Children’s Work Adviser role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
The Children’s Work Adviser will be required to apply for an Enhanced disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service in connection with this role.
Some travel will be involved due to the geographical locations of schools and colleagues and some out of hours working may be required.
The job reports to Mission & Ministry Mission Enabler and will work closely with:
▪ Parish clergy, paid and voluntary children and families workers
▪ Director of Mission and Ministry and Mission and Ministry Team
▪ Diocesan Mission Adviser (Early Years: 0-5)
▪ Diocesan Safeguarding Team
▪ Diocesan Early Years Adviser
▪ EDBF employees
▪ Exeter Diocesan Board of Education
▪ National Children’s Work Advisers Network especially South West Region Group
▪ Ecumenical Children’s Work Adviser Networks
▪ National Society Children’s Work Officer
The main responsibilities for the Children and Families Mission Adviser will include aspects of Mission with Children, Mission Community Support and Advice, Relationship Building, Team Working, Information Management, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity such as:
Please see the attached Role Description for further duties and responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they hold the following specifications:
Please see the attached Role Description for further requirements.
The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.
The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.
To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org by phone: 01392 294959 or by post:
The Old Deanery
Closing date for applications: 03 January 2020
Shortlisted candidates notified: 08 January 2020
Interviews to be held: 17 January 2020
If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/
For more information on the DBS Code of Practice please visit the Gov.co.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice