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Lay Discipleship Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


We are looking for a committed individual to research the lay training needs of Mission Communities in the Diocese of Exeter and to establish a financially viable and sustainable programme of lay training at multiple venues across the diocese. 

Post Introduction

Having evidenced need across the diocese, the post holder will establish a financially viable and sustainable programme of lay training and will develop strategies for engaging with and training a wide range of learners.

Main Responsibility

The responsibilities of the post are varied and will include:

  • Initiate contacts with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Assess viability and market a programme of lay training in a variety of contexts;
  • Develop a range of trainers both lay and ordained;
  • Ensure delivery of training across the diocese and monitor the effectiveness of the programme.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience of ministry in a local church context and of nurturing lay teams. They will understand how adults learn, have knowledge of different learning styles and of the subtleties of working with volunteers.

About Us

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth.  The diocese has four archdeaconries and nearly 500 parishes.

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 a small team work in areas such as safeguarding, property and finance to support the mission of our parishes.

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

Closing date for applications: 8th March

Interview date: 27th March

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