An exciting opportunity to join the Mission and Ministry team within the Diocese of Exeter as the Social Justice and Creation Care Officer.
This post covers a potentially enormous range of important issues. The successful candidate will be:
The Officer works as part of a supportive Mission and Ministry team sharing some administrative support with other officers.
The General Synod has voted to affirm the principle that the diocese should work towards the target of achieving net carbon zero by 2030. Some dioceses have followed suit without costing what needs to be done. The financial cost in Devon is potentially enormous given the nature of our buildings. Moreover, in some circumstances the diocese owns property (vicarages etc.), but in other cases we can only act as an ‘influencer’ in relation to PCCs who are responsible for their own buildings. We are currently conducting a ‘high level’ costing for achieving the General Synod target and our Diocesan Synod will also need to take a view about how much resource it will commit to this project. Making significant progress would necessarily involve employing an additional member of staff. The successful candidate will have a role in overseeing this area of work, alongside wider areas of social justice.
It is clear that the resource for this work is modest in relation to need. Whoever is appointed will need to focus initially on three areas for development, probably: carbon zero, mental health and running a course on Creation Care as part of our suite of Grow courses for lay people. Alongside this, half a day a week should be given to maintaining existing work.
The SJCC Officer role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
The main duties and responsibilities of the Social Justice Creation Care Officer will include:
Please see the attached job description for further responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the they hold the following specifications:
Please see the attached job description for further required specifications.
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.
To arrange an informal discussion about the post please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07952 596277
Closing Date: 23 July 2021
Shortlisting Date: 28 July 2021
Interview Date: 30 July 2021
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