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Dean of St George's College


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St George’s College is situated within the Cathedral Close along with the Diocesan Offices, the Cathedral Pilgrim Guest House and St George’s School. As a Diocesan institution it offers unique resource both to its local community and for the Anglican Communion, providing Christians from all traditions with a wide choice of courses which offer opportunities for profound, authentic, and spiritually nourishing encounters with the Holy Land.

Post Introduction

The College has a unique and vital role as an educational and spiritual resource for the Anglican Communion and the Diocese of Jerusalem. It aims to provide profound, authentic and spiritually nourishing experiences of the Holy Land, primarily by providing short-term guided pilgrimages to holy sites. Its priorities include achieving wider participation in these pilgrimages from across the Anglican Communion, developing opportunities for interfaith dialogue, and supporting the Diocese of Jerusalem.

The new Dean will be responsible for leading the College at a time of great opportunity, developing and overseeing its pilgrimages, upholding academic standards and promoting it worldwide as a place through which lives are transformed and faith renewed.

Applications should be sent to the Archbishop of Jerusalem at bishop@j-diocese.org by 21 March 2018 and include:

  • a CV
  • a covering letter explaining how your experience fits both the requirements listed above and the job description
  • contact details of three referees including your current Bishop.

Role Responsibility

The Dean is responsible for:

  • Upholding the vision and mission of the College under the auspices and in consultation with the Archbishop

  • Ensuring and improving the College’s financial security in liaison with the Diocesan Accountant and the College’s Accounts Manager.

  • Overseeing the College’s teaching, developing generic and custom-made courses and ensuring quality academic standards; close liaison with the Course Director, other course leaders and the Associate Dean.

  • Working within the governance structure of the College, liaising closely the Archbishop, members of the Executive and the Diocese’s legal advisers, and reporting as required ensure that the Archbishop and Members of the Executive are well-informed about activities, developments and proposed initiatives.

  • Ensuring that the College complies with Diocesan policies and procedures.

  • Ensuring the continued quality of the College’s facilities and building.

  • Other roles as necessary to ensure that the College continues to achieve its Vision and Mission.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong experience of business management and governance, staff management and development, strategic and business planning , marketing and fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, sound political judgement, evident cultural sympathy to relate proactively with people from a wide range of traditions
  • Skills to work with diplomacy, sensitivity and flexibility in the complex and diverse environment of the Middle East
  • An aptitude for partnership working and for developing constructive relationships with organisations and individuals
  • A good understanding of theology; prayerful approach to developing the liturgical and spiritual elements of College life and pilgrimages.
  • Flexibility and humility to work collaboratively with others in the Diocese of Jerusalem, members of the College’s Executive, clergy and lay people from across the Anglican Communion
  • Excellent academic qualifications – further degree or equivalent

About Us

The Diocese of Jerusalem includes five countries of the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Israel) with 24 parishes and more than 30 institutions; as well as St George’s College these include two major hospitals – one in Gaza and one in Nablus, vocational colleges, rehabilitation centres and 17 schools. In the forthcoming years, the Diocese plans to re-open its church in Jaffa, build new churches in Amman and the Galilee, as well as provide a new institution in war-torn Damascus.

Centred around Jerusalem, the Diocese provides a unique and transformative spiritual resource for Anglican pilgrims from around the world, with a welcome that enables it to be considered for many "home away from home".

As one of the 13 officially recognised churches in Jerusalem, the Diocese of Jerusalem is an important participant in the Christian and Interfaith communities of the Holy City.

For more details regarding the Diocese of Jerusalem please contact either the Diocesan office or see http://www.j-diocese.org/


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