Discipleship Adviser and Mission and Ministry Strategy Enabler

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 5 hours
Around £36 – 40 k depending on experience

The Diocese of York is a family of clergy, churches, schools and communities across over 400 parishes in North and East Yorkshire, playing an active role and bringing an important Christian dimension to life in the region.

We are striving to be a people who are “Living Christ’s Story”, a simpler, bolder, humbler church, which in its diversity reflects the communities it serves. That vision is about investing in people. It is also about simplifying systems and processes, to free up time to serve our neighbourhoods.

This new role is externally-funded; part of a significant Church Commissioners grant of £850,000 in Strategic Capacity Funding. This will help us implement our ambitious vision for growth across the diocese, championed by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

At this critical point in our journey of change, we have identified two key tasks to be undertaken within our Mission and Ministry team. We are seeking to appoint somebody who can take forward our work to deepen discipleship in individuals and within church communities; as well as somebody to support the delivery of our ‘Reimagining Mission and Ministry’ workstream within the ‘Living Christ’s Story’ strategic transformation programme.

These are two distinct areas of activity and responsibility, but with significant overlap. This could be an opportunity for somebody to work with us full-time covering both areas, perhaps with the balance of focus shifting over the timespan of these work programmes. Equally, this could be an opportunity for two individuals, with distinct and complementary gifts, to be appointed to two part-time roles.

In order to deepen discipleship in individuals and within church communities, we wish to appoint a Discipleship Enabler who will have four main priorities:

  • To work with the Archbishop and the Director of Mission and Ministry to shape and enable a programme to embed our vision to “become more like Christ”.
  • To develop a suite of resources which enables individuals and churches to grow everyday faith – that which is about the mission of God to the whole of life.
  • To develop resources for deepening the life of prayer and spirituality in the Diocese
  • To develop effective digital communications which enable the vision to be embedded and resources to be accessible

We also wish to appoint a Mission and Ministry Strategy Enabler, who will work closely with the Mission and Ministry Team to support the delivery of the ‘Reimagining Mission and Ministry’ workstream within our strategic transformation programme.

You will be Christian grounded in worship and prayer, with a passion for discipleship and a commitment to the diocesan vision of Living Christ's Story.

Your ability to deliver will be based on a track record of engaging others and building collaborative relationships, together with an ability to understand the contours and cultures of a diverse diocese.

About this Process

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andy Richardson, HR Manager, in the first instance: hr@yorkdiocese.org

Only applications made through this Pathways website can be accepted. Please make sure you complete your application in full.

Please indicate in your application whether you are applying for the full role on a full-time basis, or for a part-time role focused on either of the two areas.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in York on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

About the Diocese of York

With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation, as well as strengthening community life. The Diocese of York covers much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, two National Parks, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast. We are led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

We employ around 80 staff, of all faiths and none; the majority based at our large, modern office at Clifton Moor on the north side of York. Alongside our salary, holiday and pension package, benefits include a range of flexible working options, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Cycle to Work scheme. Our values reflect our Christian ethos, and we seek to foster a culture of engagement and collaboration. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.