Mission Accompaniment Enabler

Posted 7 days agoExpires in 16 days
£21,217 (£42,434 FTE)

We are looking for someone to join our Barnabas Team as Mission Accompaniment Enabler.

The Mission Accompaniment Enabler will lead a team of volunteer mission accompaniers to support over 60 churches, and lead on a new pilot programme running from 2024.

They must be a team player and be passionate about developing others and encouraging churches in their mission, and be a strong communicator with people at all levels. The Mission Accompaniment Enabler should also be able to work on their own initiative and be able to think strategically.

This role is 3 years fixed term.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Closing Date for Applications: 8th October

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact jude.smith@leeds.anglican.org

There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

A full DBS check is required for the successful candidate.

For full details of role responsibilities, please see the attached job description.

For full details of person specification, please see the attached person specification.


The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese around 600 church buildings.

The Diocese has undergone a significant period of change since its formation in 2014. As part of its aim to ensure long-term sustainability and financial stability, the diocese has applied for and received investment funding for Barnabas: Encouraging Confidence. This is the vehicle for the diocese to support churches to move forward in mission, ministry and sustainability. Barnabas offers every church the opportunity to access resources and support at different levels according to their existing strengths and needs. Mission accompaniment is a foundational entry route for churches seeking to access support.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

To download a copy of our policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders from the diocesan website, please click on the below link: