This is an energising and inspiring post, combining a thriving rural Parish with the opportunity to pioneer a new approach to training and support for those in the first five years of ordained ministry.
As the Diocesan Start of Ministry Officer you will work with another half-time colleague to organise a programme of training and offer pastoral and leadership support to curates and those making the transition to first Incumbency, finding support from our Growing Leaders team.
As Rector of St James Brindle you will have responsibility for a parish church in the central tradition that serves a small village (close to Chorley) but has a large and vibrant congregation who pride themselves on their ministry of welcome.
This post provides an opportunity both to minister as a Parish Priest and to support others in ministry. It brings with it a range of rich working relationships and the opportunity to make a difference both at local and diocesan level.
As Rector of Brindle the candidate will:
As the Diocesan Start of Ministry Officer the candidate will work with a colleague to:
Work relating to the Start of Ministry Programme will be divided up amongst the two Officers as background and experience best dictates
The ideal candidate will:
For an informal conversation about the Diocesan Start of Ministry Officer aspect of this role please contact the Revd Nick McKee, Director of Vocations via his PA email@example.com
For an informal conversation about the parish of St James Brindle please contact the Area Dean of Chorley, the Revd Neil Kelley by firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 15th June 2022
As this is a dual role with a formal link within the Statement of Particulars. The DBF will manage the payroll for both roles under the terms and conditions set out in section 7 of the recruitment pack.