As part of our People and Places framework, we are radically re-imagining what missional leadership (ordained and lay) looks like across our diocese. We are transitioning to a greater degree of oversight leadership at local level and we have also committed ourselves to fostering deeper discipleship leading to “more and more confident Christians”, equipped to live out and witness to their faith daily.
Our pathways support the formation and leadership development of our clergy, Readers, and other lay ministers for the work to which God has called them. Leadership Learning Pathways equally support lay disciples and leaders exploring and discovering opportunities to serve and lead in new ways. Some of these may go on to take up new authorised ministries in the church and some will be called to live out their Christian discipleship and witness in their everyday lives – the calling of all baptised Christians as articulated in the influential report “Setting God’s People Free” and supported by the implementation work led nationally by Nick Shepherd.
The concept of Learning Pathways is therefore taking a radical step away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to formation for discipleship and leadership, by focussing on bespoke support, mentoring and modular learning pathways.
The role of Learning Pathways Support Officer has been key to the creation and implementation of this new framework for modular learning. An exciting opportunity is now available for the right person to build on the foundational work through 2022.
The successful candidate will need to have:
TERMS and CONDITIONS
This is a part-time post: 28 hours per week for a fixed term to cover the period of Maternity Leave.
Flexible working and some working from home is available.
We would consider having conversations around the role being undertaken on a freelance basis with the right person.
Salary: £19,056.05 (equivalent to £23,820 full-time)
Pension: Membership of the Church Workers Pension scheme with 12% employer contributions
Holidays: 25 days per year plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata) plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary Days.
The post holder will report to the Pathways Manager
The employer is the BDBF (Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance).
Closing Date for applications 8th November
Interviews: 23rd November