Anglican Tutor in the Centre for Ministerial Formation

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Birmingham
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£27,240

The Queen’s Foundation seeks a full-time tutor to join the Anglican team within the Centre for Ministerial Formation in their collective task of supporting the formation of Anglican ordinands.

The tutor will work closely with the Director of Anglican Formation and other Anglican colleagues, as well as the wider team in the Centre for Ministerial Formation.

This is an opportunity to join a theological institution:

  • that has recently received an outcome of unqualified confidence in its Periodic External Review
  • that is widely commended for its commitment to being inclusive and diverse
  • that celebrates its unique and ground-breaking Centre for Black Theology and all that this Centre signifies for Queen’s’ commitment to exploring multi-ethnicity in church and society
  • that is investing major resources in developing digital teaching and learning
  • that values research and scholarship, with nearly 50 students in or entering PhD study
  • that combines the best of different modes of learning in what it offers
  • that is robustly ecumenical.

The tutor will have four main responsibilities.

To be a personal tutor to Anglican ordinands.

The successful applicant would support a group of students through their formational experience (normally around 12 students for a full-time tutor). This is a key role requiring regular meetings with candidates, being responsible for ensuring that their Learning and Formation Agreement and Link Church Agreement are completed, supporting and challenging them in their learning and formation, and taking a lead on the writing of their end of year report.

To take a lead in the organisation and planning of Anglican student placements

This entails liaising with parishes and other placement-providers, and with other tutors, in finding, setting up and supporting appropriate short-term placements for Anglican students. These placements primarily take place in the summer term of a student’s first year.

To contribute to the teaching programme across the Foundation.

No specific theological specialism is designated for this post. The appointed tutor will be expected to work as part of the wider academic team, teaching as appropriate from within their own specialism, and contributing more generally to the Foundation’s academic programme – both online and face-to-face.

To support the Anglican Team’s work in maintaining, and potentially expanding, the number of Anglican students choosing to study at Queen’s.

Though the main task of processing applications from Anglican ordinands falls to the Anglican Admissions Tutor, all Anglican staff are expected to contribute to Open Days and to promote the work of the Foundation through appropriate channels.

General Qualities and Skills

Essential:

  • A person of spiritual integrity and prayer
  • A person with extensive local experience of the Church of England (or a Church in full communion with it).
  • Demonstrates commitment to and understanding of the work of theological education in the service of the mission and ministry of the Church.
  • Has excellent inter-personal skills, relating well to a wide range of people.
  • Is in sympathy with the ethos and values of the Queen’s Foundation, including its commitment to diversity.
  • Open to learn with and from those who bring different experiences, traditions, and perspectives.

Desirable:

  • An experienced priest of the Church of England (or a Church in full communion with it).

Anglican formation

Essential:

  • Has experience of the breadth of the Church of England, and awareness of the wider Anglican Communion.
  • Can articulate an understanding of (and approach to) ministerial formation appropriate to the Church of England.

Desirable:

  • Has experience and knowledge of the discernment processes leading to ordained ministry in the Church of England.

Teaching and learning

Essential:

  • A skilled teacher who can engage with a diverse group of learners, teaching at a range of levels.
  • Qualified to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (normally evidenced by a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, or by publications that are recognised as equivalent).

Desirable:

  • Has experience of digital/online teaching and learning
  • Experienced in teaching and learning in inter-cultural and cross-cultural contexts.
  • Able to supervise doctoral students (normally evidenced by a doctoral qualification)
  • Has experience of curriculum design and HE quality assurance and enhancement processes.
  • Is experienced in both full-time and part-time modes of ministerial formation.

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History

The Queen’s College was founded in 1830 as one of the first Anglican Theological Colleges in England, pioneering training physicians (doctors) alongside clergy. In 1970 Queen’s took another radical step as it became an ecumenical college, bringing Methodists and Anglicans into a single institution. In 2000 the Queen’s College became the Queen’s Foundation to reflect its rapidly growing diverse range of activities. In 2012 Queen’s was identified and chosen by the Methodist Conference to be one of the Connexional Centres for theological education and formation, and is the only Centre authorised to train Methodist student ministers.