The Diocese of Lichfield is seeking to appoint a full time Officer to take our development programs to the next level.
The new officer will be passionate about teaching and learning for all God’s people and will have oversight of diocesan training, including Reader Training, Continuing Ministerial Development for lay and ordained and other forms of training for Lay Ministry. We are praying for someone who will creatively develop our training provision in collaboration with the Vocations and Training team.
The main responsibilities are:
The successful applicant will be a passionate advocate for lifelong learning and the development of lay vocations and ministry in the life of the Church. They will be a licensed minister within the church (lay or ordained) and ideally will have a masters level degree (or higher) and proven ability in teaching both on-line and on-site. An ability and willingness to travel around the diocese and to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and occasional overnights is essential.
About the Diocese
Lichfield Diocese is one of the most diverse dioceses in the country. Rolling countryside and vibrant inner-city life nestle together in a region that takes in Staffordshire, the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, most of Shropshire and bustling Black Country centres including Walsall and Wolverhampton. The only thing we don’t have is the sea!
Our shared diocesan vision extends an invitation to all to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”.
As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.
Lichfield Diocese is eager to be representative of the diverse communities it serves. Applications for this position are therefore particularly welcomed from under-represented groups.
Further information about the Diocese is available at https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/ and further information about the Vocations and Training team is available at https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/vocations-and-training/
Enquiries: Rev Dr Jeanette Hartwell
Closing date: 8th June 2022
Interviews: w/b 13th June 2022