Ministerial Development Officer

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Ministerial Development Officer

35 hours per week, (This role will require evening and weekend working)£37,029 per annum plus 9%  Employer Pension Contributions

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a full time Ministerial Development Officer within the Diocesan Training Partnership, to focus on the growth and development of new and established clergy.

The main responsibilities are:

  • overall supervision for the training and assessment of curates;
  • co-ordinating the Ministerial Development Review scheme;
  • providing training and development opportunities for other clergy, in conjunction with regional partners.

The post is based in Coventry, and supported by an administrator and two voluntary Ministerial Development Associates.

The successful applicant will have a Theological Degree, have held significant leadership responsibility within a growing church community and have experience in organising and delivering training.

Coventry DBF is committed to increasing the diversity of the staff and clergy across the diocese in order to properly reflect the diversity of the people we serve, with this in mind we would particularly wish to encourage applications from applicants who are underrepresented in the workforce including applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

You will need to be professional, friendly and approachable (particularly under pressure), self-motivated, flexible and able to work on your own initiative.  The nature of the post will require work to be undertaken in locations around the Diocese.  Some meetings and training events will take place during evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu will be given.

If the post holder is ordained, they will be granted a General Licence for ministry across the Diocese.

Full job description and application form are available from

Informal conversations welcome:

Richard Cooke, Principal of the DTP (07952544820)

Closing date for applications: 21st February 2020

Interviews will take place at the Diocesan office: 10th March 2020

Please send completed application forms to:

Email: Simone King


Post: Simone King, HR Administrator, Cathedral & Diocesan Offices, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB.

It is an Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9 part 1 of the Equality Act 2010) of this post to have a committed Christian faith.