The Educational Lead is a significant Diocesan appointment. The Educational Lead will be responsible for commissioning, facilitating or leading a wide range of learning and training opportunities, and for growing the Wisbech Learning Community (WLC) as a significant agent in community and church development in the north of the Diocese.
The Wisbech Learning Community is a new initiative from the Diocese of Ely to create opportunities for learning and training in the north of the diocese. The context is one of rural areas and small to medium sized market towns, with significant deprivation, historically characterised by low educational attainment and low expectations. WLC seeks to create positive experiences of engaging with learning, through community courses, learning for discipleship, and training for ministry.
With an emphasis on accessible learning, the Educational Lead will be responsible for commissioning, facilitating or leading a wide range of learning and training opportunities, and for growing the WLC as a significant agent in community and church development in the north of the Diocese of Ely.
The Diocese of Ely’s Changing Market Towns project is making a significant investment over five years into a range of new posts for youth, children’s and community workers across the fenland towns. Each will have a brief to engage with the community and to encourage the development of Fresh Expressions of Church. The sustainability of the project will depend upon the growth of a wide range of new volunteer ministry to support and develop Christian life and social action in the longer term. It is envisaged that the Wisbech Learning Community will play a central role in training and enabling a large and growing number of people to share in developing the mission of the Diocese across these small and medium-sized towns and the rural areas which surround them.
The Diocese of Ely’s plans are far-reaching and ambitious and an expression of our faith in the power of God – are you ready to be part of this exciting future?