Team Rector

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Newport, Isle of Wight
Office Holder
Full Stipend

Newport and Gatcombe with Carisbrooke parish is looking for someone who is visionary and strategic in their approach, a strong team leader who will strive for strong collaborative relationships across our parish and the wider community.

The parish of Newport and Carisbrooke with Gatcombe is, and aspires to be, the heart of the beautiful island of the Isle of Wight. From market town to rural landscape, the parish encompasses a diverse range of heritage, community and cultural riches.


  • To share with the Bishop in the privilege and responsibility of the oversight of the Team and benefice.
  • To lead the continuing development of the vision
  • To lead the continuing development of a culture based on the identified commitments and priorities.
  • To provide leadership and accountability for the whole ministry team, both lay and ordained.
  • To provide leadership, accountability and co-operation with the PCC across the whole range of responsibilities to deliver the mission and ministry of the benefice.
  • To proactively identify the gifts of others, then enable and encourage them in order to grow the ministry of all believers.

Growing Churches

  • To lead God’s people in the offering of praise and the proclamation of the gospel
  • To sustain the community of the faithful by the ministry of word and sacrament
  • To grow disciples enabling the identification and nurturing of gifts of every member.
  • To ensure the delivery of identified pastoral care needs both within congregations and to the wider community.
  • To encourage the good stewardship of resources and the generous offering of finances, time and talents as a response to God’s generosity.

Making Disciples

  • To bring a focus of mission and evangelism to all activities and teaching
  • To encourage the church to be outward focused in all ministry and activity
  • To equip the congregations to become disciple makers
  • To plant new congregations

Transforming Society

  • To engage proactively with the wider community seeking opportunities to develop acts of service that will lead to local transformation and impact.
  • To engage all members of the congregations in developing acts of service.
  • To engage, in particular, with all local schools, ensuring key responsibilities are met where they are Church of England.


  • To work collaboratively with all members of the staff team both lay and ordained
  • To work collaboratively with all members of the congregations and communities encouraging and enabling the talents of others.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within the deanery taking a full part in the life of the clergy chapter, deanery and local synodical system.

Lifelong Learning

  • To participate in reflective practice identifying your own personal development needs and seeking out interventions to enable those needs to be met.
  • To participate in ongoing ministerial development.
  • To encourage all members of the congregation to participate in learning and development, signposting to opportunities where available, and working with Diocesan colleagues to provide input where not available.


  • To nurture your own faith through regular worship, prayer, reflection and study.
  • To make time for yourself and God, and for yourself and family.
  • To maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle building in sufficient time for rest and relaxation, and attending to personal physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

We are looking for someone who is visionary and strategic in their approach, a strong team leader who will strive for strong collaborative relationships across our parish and the wider community. We have a gifted and enthusiastic ministry team, including team vicars with responsibility for children, families and school and pastoral offices, with an additional Team Vicar focussed on church planting to be recruited, plus an operations manager and an engaged team of wardens.

For more information about the post contact Allie Kerr, Acting Archdeacon of the IoW, on 023 9289 9699 or email. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: September 26th
Interviews: October 12th and 13th