Year Tutor - Local Ministry Programme

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Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey
Employee
Competitive with generous Church of England pension

f you’re seeking a role with purpose, you’ve arrived at the right place. You’ll be joining a remarkable team of diverse talent helping to look after more than a million people who live in the Diocese of Guildford. Our churches are there for everyone; providing opportunities for young and old to explore their faith, to access support, to make a positive impact locally and globally and to observe life’s major events.

Explore below our hybrid-friendly, flexible opportunities. We’re proud to offer a working environment that is flexible, respectful of your work / life balance and committed to your health, wellbeing and professional development.

This role is a fantastic part time opportunity for someone who genuinely desires to contribute to education, training for ministry, and the development of vocations, both lay and ordained. The Local Ministry Programme (LMP) needs a team player to work alongside colleagues in ‘formation for ministry’ through teaching and the pastoral care of students.

You will be responsible for creating new resources and updating existing ones, to continue the delivery of the LMP curriculum under Common Awards, validated by Durham University. The main teaching hub is usually on Monday evenings, at Christ’s College, Guildford. Attendance is also required at residential weekends from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (two per annum), and three Saturday study days per annum. Teaching patterns have been disrupted due to Covid-19 restrictions, and we have had to deliver remotely using Zoom and MS Teams. We anticipate that this will return to our preferred pattern of face-to-face learning. The Year Tutor role within LMP is embedded in the wider Mission Team, so there is support from a diverse team of colleagues.

You will enjoy:

  • Working with students to develop their vocation to lay and ordained ministry
  • Teaching, developing new course materials and marking set assignments
  • Assisting students through the formational process for their three-year DipHE course
  • Teaching BA level modules to ongoing learners
  • Being part of a close-knit team that works creatively to deliver ministry training to a varied group of students from around the diocese