Children and Families Mission Enabler - Handsworth and Central Deanery

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£27,000 per annum

We are seeking a Mission Enabler to join a new growing team focused on establishing and sustaining ministry opportunities with children, young people and their families across Birmingham.

Church of England Birmingham covers an area that is young, culturally diverse, creative, dynamic and constantly changing. This new role will work in the deanery of Handsworth & Central and join a cohort of 5 colleagues from across the diocese, gathering regularly for training, coaching and mutual support.

You will be a motivated, creative, out-of-the-box thinker able to recruit, train, equip and support volunteers in parishes. Leading collaboratively and with inspiration you will be part of launching new activities and worshipping communities in a host parish and across the deanery.

If you are:

  • a strategic thinker with experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • have insight into ministry with children and young people
  • an inspiring communicator
  • able to influence, shape opinion, and inspire commitment
  • a team player who is able to organise yourself and work with multiple projects
  • able to visualise and work towards goals
  • comfortable with different traditions, styles and expression of spirituality, prayer and worship
  • a committed Christian disciple

We would love to hear from you to talk about the opportunity we can offer. For the job pack, how to apply, or to arrange an informal 'no-strings-attached' chat about this role please email Libby James on or contact us through the Parish Mission Support Facebook page.

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where all can be themselves and bring their unique identity to their ministry and/or work.

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and other services to our staff teams.

We welcome applications from any individuals who feel that they meet the person specification for any post, in particular from those who are currently under-represented in or staff teams such as those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with visible or invisible disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQI+.

All appointments to roles undertaking regulated activity are subject to pre-appointment checks, including a references and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check. The Church of England Birmingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 6th January 2023

Interviews: W/C 16th January 2023