Deputy Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Posted 13 days agoExpires in 14 days

The vision of the Diocese of Chichester is to help people within the Diocese to know, love and follow Jesus. Based at the Diocesan Office at Church House, Hove, we serve the people of the Diocese across more than 360 parishes, more than 150 church schools and the wider community as a whole.

We wish to appoint a Deputy Diocesan Director of Ordinands to work alongside the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and the Director of Apostolic Teams at All Saints Church, Hove. This a half time role (17.5 hours per week) with the expectation that the post will be combined with one of the part-time parochial posts that will be available in the Diocese.

The role is key to delivering our aim to grow the ministry of self-supporting locally deployable Distinctive Deacons and Priests who will serve in rural areas or large urban estates in the Diocese.

The main purpose of the role is to:

·Coordinate and develop all aspects of the self- supporting locally deployable training programme for Deacons and Priests, working collaboratively in particular with staff at the All Saints, Hove and St Peter’s, Brighton training hubs

·To serve as deputy DDO and assist with accompanying candidates in the discernment process

We seek a candidate who can demonstrate the following qualifications, experience, and skills:

·An ordained Deacon or Priest

·An understanding of the relationship between Christian formation of the whole people of God and ordination training

·Administrative proficiency and the ability to produce concise evidence-based reports

·Awareness of issues in well-being, resilience, and mental health

·Listening and discernment skills

·Ability to work across the theological spectrum

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills

The post holder must be episcopal ordained in the Church of England and this post has attached to it a genuine occupational requirement under part 1 of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

The role is based in Hove, and we offer additional benefits such as free parking, a range of staff development activities and the Diocesan Pension Scheme with 15.1% employer contribution.

We are flexible regarding how and when the hours are spread within the working week and there will be the opportunity to apply to use the DBF’s remote working policy.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact The Revd Keir Shreeves, Diocesan Director of Ordinands at the Diocese of Chichester. Telephone 01273 425 014 or email

The DBF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment and to comply with the relevant safeguarding policy. Our full safeguarding policy can be found here

An offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS check.

Applications must be received by midnight on 5th June 2022. Interviews will be held on 17th June 2022.