Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.
The creation at the start of 2022 of a new Faith & Public Life (F&PL) department for the National Church Institutions brings together for the first time, a number of outward-facing activities formerly divided between the Archbishops’ Council and the staff of the Archbishops.
Public policy and ethics, Parliamentary support for the Lords Spiritual and Second Church Estates Commissioner, Inter-faith relations, links to the Anglican Communion and Ecumenical relations, along with a number of project teams working on issues as diverse as modern-day slavery, freedom of religion and belief and social impact investment, all come together to form the new team, with opportunities to learn from one another and work effectively across specialisms.
As National Officer for Local Ecumenism, you will promote, sustain and develop the Church of England’s ecumenical relations within England, with a focus on enabling cooperation between churches in mission and evangelism.
The role will involve liaising with national, diocesan and local church officers, administering aspects of the Church of England’s resourcing of local ecumenism, participating in meetings involving representatives from other churches, and playing a part in the Church of England’s involvement in national ecumenical networks such as Churches Together in England (CTE) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
You will have good experience of local Anglican church life, theological competence, an interest in developing relationships with other Christian churches, practical experience of administration, and a commitment to furthering the work and mission of the Church of England in cooperation with other churches.
Due to the representative role of this post and the nature of the relationships it involves, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the person appointed be a Communicant member of the Church of England.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Revd Dr Jeremy Morris at email@example.com
Closing date for applications will be on Friday 23rd December 2022.
Interviews will be held on the week of the 16th of January 2023.
The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.
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Our emerging values
We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.