Strategic Ministry Development Officer

Posted 8 days agoExpires in 1 month

Forming Missional Leaders for the Future

c. £40,000 pa

This is a new, strategic role leading on ministry development at a time of ongoing change.

It encompasses lay and ordained ministry in parishes, schools, chaplaincies and fresh expressions. You will help to discern the training and development needs of those in ministry in this time of change, and lead on delivery.

Co-located in both our Ministry Team and Mission Team, the postholder will:

  • Work with colleagues from across the diocese to determine opportunities and priorities;
  • Develop and oversee a programme of ongoing ministerial training/development, to support our Diocesan Direction of Travel;
  • Consult and seek feedback from those in ministry and leadership roles, in order to create relevant learning, training and development opportunities and to get commitment from the outset;
  • Review, evaluate, and develop the programme year by year.

This is an exciting role in a central position for someone who enjoys working in partnership and is fired up by the need for missional outreach as part of ministry and leadership.

About the Diocese

Lichfield Diocese is one of the most diverse dioceses in the country. Rolling countryside and vibrant inner-city life nestle together in a region that takes in Staffordshire, the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, most of Shropshire and bustling Black Country centres including Walsall and Wolverhampton. The only thing we don’t have is the sea!

Our shared diocesan vision extends an invitation to all to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”.

As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.

Further information about the Diocese is available at

Informal enquiries: Revd Simon Foster or 07496 638805

Closing date: 31st October 2023

Interviews: 13th November 2023