Team Rector

Posted 23 days agoExpires in 12 days
Kippax, Leeds
Stipendary post

We are seeking a Team Rector who will expand and develop the good work done over the last four years since the creation of our Benefice. The person appointed will also have particular responsibility for the people of Kippax as well as jointly caring for those in Allerton Bywater and Swillington alongside our Team Vicar.

Closing date 12/11/2020

Interview date: 2/12/2020 (subject to restrictions)

The Benefice of St Mary Allerton Bywater, Kippax and Swillington is semi-rural within easy reach of Leeds, York and Wakefield and good motorway links to the M1, A1 and M62. There are lots of green spaces including St Aidan’s RSPB reserve, Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam with an abundance of nature walks.

The PCCs are keen to see the churches grow and reach out to their communities, including the opportunities afforded by new housing developments. They are willing and open to be led, and they recognise the need to adapt to newer and younger worshippers joining them.

Please see the Brochure here

We are keen to have a Team Rector who is:

  • spiritual and prayerful.
  • a person who relates well to all age groups, is positive and encouraging. A “people person”.
  • an effective leader with a collaborative approach – clergy and lay working together.
  • a good communicator who will strengthen our links with our sister Churches in the Benefice and broaden our outreach in our communities.
  • an ability to relate to modern technologies and their use in widening our Christian experience and outreach – particularly highlighted by the Corona Virus experience.
  • supportive in our outreach to young families and children.

For full details of the post and person specification please see here