Priest in Charge (Transformational Change), St Mary's Wollaton Park

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Wollaton Hall Drive
Office Holder

Are you someone within the conservative evangelical tradition who has the experience and gifting to grow and sustain a church that is passionate about evangelism, bible-teaching, discipleship and reaching younger people, especially students? Do you have the gifts to develop the gifts of others and see them grow in leadership? If so, is God calling you to this post? The parish, deanery and diocese are working in partnership to invest in a full-time (time limited interim*) transformational change post in such a way that the interim role could be made permanent.

Closing date: 15 September 2022 / interview date: 28 September 2022

*This post is an interim Priest-in-charge post offered under section 29 (1) (j) and (7D) of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of service) Regulations 2009 as amended. As a result, before the end of the first three years there would be a review involving the postholder, PCC and diocese to assess progress against the priorities outlined in the person specification section of the profile. This review could lead to a further extension of up to three years. The post could be made permanent after the maximum six-year period.

St Mary’s Wollaton Park is an Anglican Church, located in Wollaton, a suburb of the city of Nottingham but close to the University of Nottingham campus, the University Hospital the City and the 500 acre Wollaton Park.

The parish, deanery and diocese are looking to appoint a person who has:

  • A personal devotion to the Lord reflected and rooted in prayer
  • A vision for, commitment to, and experience of, evangelism and church growth across all ages,
  • A commitment to the conservative evangelical tradition within the Church of England
  • A significant gift for biblical teaching and its application
  • An aptitude, experience and gifts in exercising strategic leadership, especially towards vision and implementing plans for growth
  • Excellent relational gifts, emotional intelligence, tenacity and resilience,
  • The ability to discern, develop and deploy the gifts of others in leadership, mission and ministry.
  • The capacity for building and sustaining and working collaboratively with life-giving teams,
  • The ability to lead and enjoy a variety of worship and musical styles, including contemporary expressions.
  • A commitment to, and expertise for, engaging biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship
  • The ability to relate to, and inspire, children, young people and young families
  • The capacity to see new missional opportunities and implement them
  • The ability to understand the local context and working with people who have a diverse range of backgrounds.

You will:

  • Help to grow the church, both spiritually and numerically,
  • Equip and inspire disciples at all stages of their walk with God in the use of their gifts for His purposes and in His strength independent of stipendiary leadership
  • Lay the foundations for long term financial and numerical stability as well as spiritual maturity