Current Vacancies

 

Saints Cafe Lead

£22,000 per annum plus employer pension contributions at 8.5%.

1 Year Fixed Term Contract with possible extension depending on funding

38 hrs per week, Tuesday-Saturday. This Post is open to the possibility of a job share. 

Regular café opening hours are 9.30am-3.30pm, plus after-school opening on some days each week including occasional evening events.

We are looking to recruit a Café Lead/Barista to deliver high quality food and drink for the Saints Nuneaton cafe, which is part of the Charity, ‘Together For Change’ (a partnership between The Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Coventry).   The café seeks to support young people not in education or employment and also volunteers from the local community by providing training, experience and mentoring. Therefore, the Café Lead/Barista will be working with this cohort in support of the charities wider aims.

The ‘Saints’ project works with an ecumenical group of Nuneaton churches on its steering group, with the Church of England as the lead denomination, and therefore will involve sensitively working on behalf of Christians from all denominations to support youth work in the town. (It is not an inter faith hub.) The post holder will need to have a Christian understanding of what is happening in the building, that the projects are not simply community projects but they have a spiritual dynamic to them. We will also be hosting Alpha groups, discipleship evenings, worship and prayer nights at the Saints hub. It is therefore important that the post holder be in sympathy with the Christian faith and has a passion for transforming their community.

The successful applicant will have experience of Experience of leading within a café / hospitality setting and knowledge of making high quality barista coffee.

Key responsibilities of the Café Assistant include: 

  • Overall responsibility for the café provision for Saints Nuneaton, ensuring all health and hygiene requirements are met, working alongside kitchen staff Develop positive, professional relationships with customers, staff, young people and volunteers
  • Create delicious, creative drinks and menus that encourage customers to purchase items from the café
  • Work with Ediblelinks and Fareshare to reduce the cost of food and reduce landfill, thereby supporting the charity and our customers
  • Work alongside the Operations and Facilities Manager within the budget requirements of the café ensuring receipts and orders are kept and filed.

TFC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we particularly welcome applications from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made.

This post is subject to an enhanced level of DBS disclosure and a completed a Confidential declaration form.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Jet Jones on 07958 957320.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 7th October 2022

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th October 2022

Please email completed applications & Equal opportunities form to:  Jet.Jones@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Saints Cafe Assistant

£16,055 per annum plus employer pension contributions at 8.5%.

1 Year Fixed Term Contract with possible extension depending on funding

38 hrs per week. Regular café opening hours are 9.30am-3.30pm, plus after-school opening on some days each week including occasional evening events.

We are looking to recruit a Café Assistant to deliver high quality hospitality for the Saints Nuneaton cafe, which is part of the Charity, ‘Together For Change’ (a partnership between The Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Coventry).   The café seeks to support young people not in education or employment and also volunteers from the local community by providing training, experience and mentoring. Therefore, the Café Assistant will be working with this cohort in support of the charities wider aims.

The ‘Saints’ project works with an ecumenical group of Nuneaton churches on its steering group, with the Church of England as the lead denomination, and therefore will involve sensitively working on behalf of Christians from all denominations to support youth work in the town. (It is not an inter faith hub.) The post holder will need to have a Christian understanding of what is happening in the building, that the projects are not simply community projects but they have a spiritual dynamic to them. We will also be hosting Alpha groups, discipleship evenings, worship and prayer nights at the Saints hub. It is therefore important that the post holder be in sympathy with the Christian faith and has a passion for transforming their community.

The successful applicant will have experience of assisting in the delivery of excellent catering and hospitality within a relevant customer-facing, high-pressured setting.

Key responsibilities of the Café Assistant include: 

  • Providing practical support to the Saints Nuneaton cafe, 
  • Develop positive, professional relationships with customers, staff, young people and volunteers
  • Clean tables, wash dishes, ensure a tidy kitchen and café area
  • Serve food and drinks to customers 
  • Cook and re-heat food as directed by the Café Lead

TFC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we particularly welcome applications from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made.

This post is subject to an enhanced level of DBS disclosure and a completed a Confidential declaration form.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Jet Jones on 07958 957320.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 7th October 2022

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th October 2022

Please email completed applications & Equal opportunities form to:  Jet.Jones@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Director of Communications and Engagement 

35 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend working required

£48,670.00 per annum plus Life Assurance and 8.5%  Employer Pension Contributions

The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a Director of Communications and Engagement to lead on the development and implementation of a Communications and Engagement strategy which enables the Diocese to fulfil our mission purpose of: worshipping God, making new disciples, and transforming communities and achieve our vision of Restored health, new growth and renewed relationships.

This post reports to the Diocesan Secretary and is based in the Coventry Office.

The main responsibilities are: 
•   Develop and implement a Communications and Engagement strategy
•   Plan and build internal and external content for various communications platforms, social media and manage the content strategy and development of an organisation-wide editorial calendar
•   Create brand guidelines and oversee their implementation 
•   Manage all press relations, statements and announcements for the Diocese
•   Act as spokesperson for the diocese and Bishops when required, and advise the Bishop of Coventry on episcopal relations with the media and communications with the diocese
•   Advise and support senior staff, clergy and parish officers on all aspects of their communications.

The successful applicant will have experience of:
•   Experience in a similar role, within a complex organisational structure
•   Building strong relationships and leading communications
•   Developing a communications and engagement strategy 
•   Crisis and media communications management
•   Developing digital and social media platforms to fit with missional purpose and vision
•   Understanding of the Church of England parochial system and the wider organisation of the diocese.

The Diocese of Coventry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. 

If you have a disability or long term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made.

Successful candidates will undertake mandatory Equality and Diversity training during their employment with us.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Graeme Pringle on 07507 196495. 

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Interviews will take place on 22nd November 2022, with a formal interview, followed by an informal meeting with the Leadership team at the Diocesan Offices, then a further meeting with the Bishop of Coventry at Bishop’s House in Coventry. You will need to be available to interview for the full day on 22nd November 2022.

Please send completed your completed applications form and equal opportunities form to:
Email: Simone Smith Simone.Smith@Coventry.Anglican.org or Post: Simone Smith, HR Advisor, Cathedral & Diocesan Offices, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB.

 

Associate Minister House for Duty, Hillmorton

We are seeking a priest who will help us to grow missionally, discipling and nurturing those in our midst; someone who is prepared to meet people where they are at, bringing the light and love of Christ into new lives.

the role is to:

  • Be fully engaged with the life of both churches and wider communities.
  • Be fully committed to growth, taking the roots that have already been set and using them to further disciple and nurture others, so that we may be an active visible presence in our communities and within our congregations.
  • Be actively involved in the vision we have for the future of our churches in Hillmorton and Houlton.
  • Help us to disciple more families, children and young people in our worshipping communities.
  • Be involved in all areas of ministry with specific leadership responsibility for some areas of church life
  • Conduct occasional offices
  • Lead worship and preach across all our services.

The post will be based on 3 days a week & is offered on a non-stipendiary, House for Duty basis.

We welcome applications from capable priests who:

  • Have a strong visible Christian faith rooted in prayer.
  • Are collaborative, a team player, who enables and empowers and encourages others and has a passion to see our community grow, as we demonstrate Christ’s love within both our communities.
  • Provides pastoral care, with experience in different pastoral contexts and is able to support both of our communities with enthusiasm.
  • Communicates, a gifted listener, who will love without prejudice and lead inclusively. Someone who has a gift to communicate with all ages, with a passion for connecting with young families, children and adults. Someone who is passionate about people.
  • Is an enabler of effective processes of mission and discipleship that can be applied in the life of the church, including such things as small groups, outreach and lay leadership.
  • Is able to work well on their own initiative, liaising with the priest-in charge and the leadership team, in order to carry out their role most effectively.
  • Can lead by example, who is willing to learn and grow in both church contexts and willing to stretch themselves into this diverse role.

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Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 21 October

Interviews: 14/15 November

Informal conversations very welcome with the Associate Archdeacon, Tim Cockell, on 07983 300675 (Tim.Cockell@Coventry.Anglican.org);

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team):  Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

House for Duty Priest-in-Charge, The Parish of St Laurence, Meriden

St Laurence Meriden are looking for a Priest-in-Charge with drive, energy and a passion for a rural ministry right in the heart of the English Midlands; someone who can encourage

involvement and build a team, fostering the development of talents in a growing congregation; someone who wants to be at the centre of building a NEW vibrant, stable and self-sustaining community of the church within the larger village community; and finally someone who can lead a new expression of the Gospel for the salvation of today’s population.

We are praying for a candidate who is:

· A prayerful, spiritual and inspirational leader.

· Someone with enthusiasm to inspire and ‘recruit’.

· Someone to nurture and empower.

· A strategic thinker who can help set a vision and build on existing relationships with other parishes with whom we can share aspects of pastoral ministry.

· Someone passionate about people and a good communicator.

· An enabler of effective processes of mission and discipleship that can be applied in the life of the church, including such things as small groups, outreach and lay leadership.

· Gifted in the ongoing pastoral ministry required in a small village context, building on existing links with the wider village communities and school, while exploring and developing the potential for new areas of mission and ministry.

·Someone who can lead by example and be an enabler of workers for the Gospel and Church, by making space for involvement of new disciples, support for development of new leadership, and advice for those taking responsible roles.

This is a part-time, house-for-duty post and we have experience of operating within those constraints; but we can and want to do ‘more’. We want to connect more with our local community particularly our local Church of England Primary School.

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Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 14th October 

Interviews: 31 October/ 1 November

Informal conversations very welcome with the Associate Archdeacon, Tim Cockell, on 07983 300675 (Tim.Cockell@Coventry.Anglican.org);

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team):  Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Rector - St Margaret's, Whitnash

St Margaret's Whitnash is a sociable, welcoming single Parish based in a small town just south of Royal Leamington Spa. 

Our new Rector will be:

  • Excited by the priority of the Good News of the Gospel
  • Excited by the priority and power of prayer
  • Excited by the priority of holiness
  • Excited by the priority and passion of evangelism
  • Excited by the priorities of training and enabling others
  • Excited by the priority and purpose of giving
  • Excited by the prospect of joining us. 

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Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 16 September

Interviews: Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 October

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org )

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister House for Duty, The Bridges Group

Two House for Duty Associate Ministers (Sunday + 2 days a week), one with a view to becoming Priest-in-Charge. One post will have a more pioneering role: to develop new, imaginative ways of being church in the community. The other post will be more traditional: to nurture and pastor those who love the traditions of the local church.

We are looking for two priests who will:

  • be prayerful, believe in a Christ-centred church, are empowered by the Holy Spirit, have a pastoral heart and will help every member achieve their full potential as Christians
  • work strategically, creatively and collaboratively with the team of clergy, reader and lay leaders
  • be happy to lead both traditional and more innovative styles of worship
  • inspire, nurture and empower others to grow as disciples and serve Christ in their communities
  • build strong relationships and enjoy talking with people of all ages from both inside and outside the church
  • recognise the potential of our church buildings for both mission and ministry
  • feel deeply at home in a rural setting.

We can offer you:

  • A skilful leadership team and worship leaders
  • A supportive and resourceful deanery and chapter
  • A modern, detached four-bedroom vicarage (with the best views in the diocese from Napton Vicarage study!)
  • A group administrator
  • Three very good local primary schools – and the outstanding Southam College nearby

Jesus tells us that “I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly.”  [John 10:10]

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Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 7th October

Interviews: 25/26th October

Informal conversations very welcome with the Associate Archdeacon, Tim Cockell, on 07983 300675 (Tim.Cockell@Coventry.Anglican.org);

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team):  Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Priest-in-Charge, St Paul's Foleshill 

In 2022 the adjoining parish of Foleshill St Laurence has been designated as one of 6 Diocesan Mission Hubs; to equip and resource parishes in mission and discipleship.  Following discernment and consultation, it is envisaged that the successful postholder will be supported in ministry through a new hub collaborative leadership team between St Laurence’s and St Paul’s (and potentially other parishes).  This would initially be on a relational basis to establish trust and to identify potential areas for shared mission opportunities - including the planting of new worshipping communities.

Our next Vicar
We are looking for someone with the following qualities:
•   INSPIRING – The ability to inspire people and bring enthusiasm for new patterns of contemporary worship on Sunday. 
•   WELCOMING – Encourage new members to grow and be committed to St. Pauls’ Church, by identifying and nurturing the individuals, helping them to find their place in its mission, and by finding and developing their spiritual gifts through dedicated small groups. 
•   CARING – A visible leader with the capacity to lead and model through compassion and care within our congregation and the wider parish community. 
•   EMPOWERING– Working with us to develop a leadership team able to serve and develop our vision to reach our community with the Gospel and the love of God.
•   PASSIONATELY MISSION FOCUSED – The passion for serving in a diverse community, sustained by a deep Christian faith.  Supporting the whole church to hear the call of God and to nurture our spiritual growth and discipleship. 
•   EMBRACING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE – A willingness to develop ministry with children and young people and encourage them to take a full part in our church life.
•   COLLABORATION – Focus on working with St. Laurence’s mission hub to develop strategic mission and lay leader development opportunities, including a commitment to a weekly staff meeting with the Mission Hub leader and the hub clergy. 
•   SAFEGUARDING – An ability to develop and establish a strong culture of safeguarding within the church. 

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Closing Date for Applications: 14 October

Interviews: 8 & 9 November

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org ); or with the Area Dean, Rev'd Gareth Irvine, on 07743932759 gareth@stlaurences.org

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister -  Bedworth Mission Hub Church in the Diocese of Coventry

The Diocese of Coventry is recruiting a new Associate Minister, fully funded at incumbent level with housing, for an initial period of five years. This is part of an exciting and adventurous mission strategy to see healthy churches propagate, plant, or graft 150 new worshipping communities over the next ten years.

Bedworth is a town located 5 miles north of Coventry. The town has a population of 32000 and the parish covers the town. There are two churches in the parish. The larger church in the town centre is All Saints, and a smaller church, St. Andrew’s. All Saint’s is a lively growing church with a variety of ages meeting across three Sunday congregations. St. Andrew’s is a small church mainly comprising of an elderly congregation with a range of new projects underway to enable it to grow and become part of the community again.

Our vision is that over the next 10 years every person in Bedworth has the opportunity to have the good news of Jesus presented & demonstrated to them. We want to do this by planting churches and missional communities across our parish. 

So, we are looking for an Associate Vicar that can work within the predominantly evangelical charismatic theology of the parish, who enjoys motivating a large team to plant & grow new worshipping communities & who lives life to the full.

We are seeking colleagues from a breadth of traditions who fit the following person specification:

  • Self-starters who are good team players, but also have the skills and an ability to take on individual responsibility for key church growth projects.

  • Have experience in leadership in a missional church.

  • Teaching, enabling and facilitating in evangelism, everyday faith.

  • Experience of leading or responsibility in a church plant, fresh expression or re-imagining the mission of the local church.

  • Comfortable to work in a breadth of tradition to resource contextual mission.

  • Engaging preaching and communication.

  • Experience of developing and leading digital church services.

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Click to download a summary of the Mission Hubs

Click to download the Application Form

Click to download the FAQs of the Diocesan Growth Strategy.

Click to download Archdeacon Barry's PowerPoint from our autumn conference - the video of his talk can be found on our website here

Closing Date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 16th September.

Inreviews: Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 October. 

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org);

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team): debbie.niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Priest-in-Charge Fillongley & Corley, Ansley & Arley

These four churches, constituting two Benefices and set in a beautiful part of North Warwickshire - with very strong ecumenical links with the local Methodist Church, including an LEP - are at an exciting stage as they develop their relationship.

We welcome a country loving candidate who:

  • Is an inspiring and welcoming leader, able to communicate the Christian faith in a way that appeals to all sections of our expanding rural communities.
  • Has an inspirational and flexible approach to worship, experienced in leading using both traditional and modern worship styles.
  • Is willing to build on our work making our churches an attractive place for children and young families, strengthening our existing links with schools within the Benefice.
  • Has a track record in developing lay leaders, and promoting harmonious relationships by consulting with others to develop a shared direction.
  • Is gifted in developing both people’s confidence to share their faith with others, and also strategies that release the growth potential of people in the parishes through IT and social media skills.

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Closing Date for Applications: noon Friday 21 october

Interviews: 9 & 10 November

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org ); or with the Assistant Area Dean, Rev'd Gail Phillip revgailvicar.stgiles@gmail.com

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister -  Rugby Mission Hub Church in the Diocese of Coventry

The Diocese of Coventry is recruiting a new Associate Minister, fully funded at incumbent level with housing, for an initial period of five years. This is part of an exciting and adventurous mission strategy to see healthy churches propagate, plant, or graft 150 new worshipping communities over the next ten years.

St Andrew’s, Rugby, offers its worship, mission and ministry in the modern catholic tradition. [While the principal acts of worship are eucharistic and choral, it embraces a variety of more informal worship including Muddy Church and Café Church.] As an Eco-Church Gold award winner, it has a strong environmental vocation and is a member of the Major Churches Network, HeartEdge and Inclusive Church. [The Associate Minister will need to find these priorities nourishing, whilst being comfortable across the broad spectrum of Anglican heritage represented in the Rugby Deanery and beyond].

We are seeking colleagues from a breadth of traditions who fit the following person specification:

  • Self-starters who are good team players, but also have the skills and an ability to take on individual responsibility for key church growth projects.
  • Have experience in leadership in a missional church.
  • Teaching, enabling and facilitating in evangelism, everyday faith.
  • Experience of leading or responsibility in a church plant, fresh expression or re-imagining the mission of the local church.
  • Comfortable to work in a breadth of tradition to resource contextual mission.
  • Engaging preaching and communication.
  • Experience of developing and leading digital church services.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Click to download the Job Advert

Click to download the Job Description

Click to download a summary of the Mission Hubs

Click to download the Application Form

Click to download the FAQs of the Diocesan Growth Strategy.

Click to download Archdeacon Barry's PowerPoint from our autumn conference - the video of his talk can be found on our website here

Closing Date for Applications: TBC

Interviews: TBC

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org);

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (Assistant to the Mission and Discipleship Team): debbie.niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Mission Apprentice - St Oswald's, Tile Hill

The Mission Apprentice role is one of learning, development and empowerment.

Apprentices spend the majority of their week serving at St Oswald’s Church in Tile Hill. They will be given ministerial experience and leadership development within their chosen ministry field. Each apprentice is assigned a ministry placement supervisor (relevant to their chosen field) who provides coaching, management, and feedback to help apprentices develop their ministry skills. Participation in the teaching programme at St Marks Academy is an important component of the year. The programme consists of six modules which are categorised into three broad streams (faith, leadership, and discipleship). The teaching has a particular focus on mission and church planting.

For further details and how to apply please click here

 

 

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