Initial Ministerial Education Phase 2 Officer

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The Diocese of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.5 FTE) colleague to serve as IME 2 officer.


The College of St Hugh is a department of the Diocese of Lincoln that is made up of the Diocesan Ministry and Mission Teams, and the Lincoln School of Theology (LST). The newly created College aims to establish a vision for lifelong learning at the heart of all that the Diocese does to support Christian Mission, Ministry and Discipleship across Greater Lincolnshire.

The Diocese of Lincoln currently has 24 curates, although typically in recent history this has been about 30. Of these, currently 7 are self supporting and 16 are stipendiary. One is a Distinctive Deacon. IME 2 in the Diocese of Lincoln has, for a number of years, operated on a unique ‘training triplicate’ system, in which each curate has two people working with them in addition to their Training Incumbent, who offer support, space for theological reflection and for focus on their learning needs. You can find more about curacy in the Diocese of Lincoln in the latest Curates’ Handbook, which is available on our website here:

Ministerial Development | Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance (

Applicants from UK Minority Ethnic or Global Majority Heritage applicants are especially welcomed, as these groups are currently underrepresented on our staff team.

Benefits include;

• Annual leave of 25 days per annum, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata)
• Up to 4 non-contractual days of holiday gifted between Christmas and New Year (when the offices are closed)
• A half-day holiday on Maundy Thursday
• Competitive pension scheme with Royal London
• Life insurance of three times annual salary
• Occupational sick pay (staged) after 6 months
• Supported continuing professional development linked with job role and professional development
• Employee Assistance Program (external provider) with mental health and counselling services.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Revd Dr Hugh Jones here

To find out more about us follow the links below

The Lincoln Diocese

Closing Date: Sunday July 9th 2023

Interviews: Wednesday July 26th 2023