Associate Rector - St George's

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Are you a prayerful leader with a passion for church growth, and excellent strategic and management skills? Could you join our dynamic team as Associate Rector with responsibility for day to day church life?

St George’s is an evangelical charismatic Anglican church, with links to New Wine.

We have a strategic city centre location, next to Leeds General Infirmary and the University of Leeds, and gather people from across Leeds and the surrounding area. Average Sunday attendance is about 400 adults (including students) and 50 children/young people, plus a further 80 adults at Lighthouse.

The new Associate Rector will join a dynamic and supportive staff team of about 30, including 6 ordained clergy.

Please visit our website which gives a good snapshot of what is going on:

This post requires the successful candidate to undergo a DBS check

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Revd Lizzy Woolf

Closing date: 6/5/2019

Interview date 21/5/2019

For full details of what the role involves please see the Role Description below:

The ideal candidate will be:

An Ordained priest with the Church of England - ordained at least 3 years.

Someone who demonstrates

  • passion for church growth, both numerical and spiritual
  • passion for developing gifts and releasing ministry in others
  • team player
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • excellent administrative, delegation, and organisational skills
  • ability to confront and manage conflict in an appropriate manner
  • complete confidentiality and trustworthiness

and able to:

  • take initiative and work without close supervision
  • handle, with competence, a demanding and varied workload with competing priorities
  • establish strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels

and has the following skills and experience:

  • strong and effective leadership and strategic skills
  • excellent preacher and teacher
  • proven experience of managing and equipping volunteers
  • good understanding of the particular dynamics of a larger church
  • proven ability to win the confidence of young adults and disciple them
  • proven ability to raise up leaders

and may also have experience of some of the following:

  • managing projects at a senior level
  • ability to manage budgets
  • line managing/developing ministry staff
  • experience of working in a larger church
  • experience of leading young adults to faith

please see the person specification below for full details

For more information about this application process, please use this link

St George’s has a young, dynamic, talented staff team, focused on growth. As might be expected in a large church, there is a significant management component to the Associate Rector role, with a focus on releasing and resourcing ministry and mission, and raising up leaders. The full time Associate Rector will oversee all our regular ministries, including line managing the worship pastor, student pastor (who manages our international student worker), part time pastoral care minister, volunteer Alpha course leader, and in due course the curate (who oversees the children’s worker and youth worker). Small groups/networks and leadership development is overseen by the part time Associate Rector.

Please see our Annual Report here

Our vision as the Diocese is for confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith which has inspired a track record of church growth.

All new appointees in the Diocese are required to undertake:

  1. the diocesan induction programme which includes diocesan training for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults,
  2. a course on Presence and Engagement in the context of other faiths, and
  3. the residential “Leading Your Church into Growth” course (LYCiG).