Mission Adviser (Early Years)

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£32,000 - £34,000 pa pro rata (0.4) depending on experience

An exciting opportunity to advise, encourage and enable discipleship amongst younger children throughout the Church in the Diocese in reaching out to and working amongst families with young children, and integrating their mission with pre-schools, and ‘early years’ in primary schools.

This is a leadership role in Christian ministry therefore there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practicing Christian in a partner denomination in Churches Together in England.

The Mission Adviser (Early Years) role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:

  • Mission Community Early Years community outreach
  • Working with families and 0-5yrs
  • Supporting managers, teachers and other children’s workers
  • Networking with younger children’s workers
  • Pastoral support, training and guidance to clergy and Early Years lay staff
  • Multi agency relationship building

The Adviser role will be required to apply for an Enhanced disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service in connection with this role.

Some travel will be involved due to the geographical location of colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have appropriate training to Level 3 or above childcare qualifications.Other training from recognised organisations or training providers relating to working with children (or vulnerable adults if relevant).

Experience in relevant children’s worker experience from either paid or voluntary roles to include: 2-3 years’ experience of a leadership role in a nursery setting or working with children from 0- 5 years and their parents in a community organisation

The ability to understand and apply the highest safeguarding principles and practices in accordance with Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.

Have strong presentation skills and able to run and host meetings

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us

by email barry.dugmore@exeter.anglican.org by phone: 01392 294920

or by post: The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Closing date for applications: 25th April 2019

Shortlisted candidates notified: 29th April 2019

Interviews: 13th May 2019

If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/

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