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New Worshipping Communities


West Midlands


Ref: JN008821

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35 hours per week. Monday to Friday with occasional early morning and evening work required; and very occasional week-ends


£47,716 per annum plus 8.5% Employer Pension Contributions


The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a full time Director of New Worshipping Communities to help the Diocese deliver its ambitions for a culture change in making and growing new Disciples, and in developing a more mission focussed approach to the planning and deployment of Resources. This post reports to the Archdeacon
Missioner and is based in Coventry.


The main responsibilities are:

  • Lead the New Congregations programme with particular responsibility
    for developing new congregations across the diocese through the establishment of resource hubs, church plants and grafts, and fresh expressions of church.
  • To work closely with our programme manager in development of engagement strategy, planning and communications strategy
  • Envision, mobilise and facilitate local churches to actively engage with the Growth Strategy and to develop context sensitive expressions of church, using deanery, area and diocesan and external expertise to enable maximum impact.

The successful applicant will be educated to Degree level or equivalent, have a theological qualification at a minimum of Diploma level, proven experience of being part of a leadership team that has led a church into growth through innovation, church planting or fresh expressions in or with the Anglican Church and have a proven track record of delivering projects or programmes that have involved significant change
management and dealing with a variety of stakeholders.


A demonstrable understanding and commitment to the Mission of the Church of England, being called to proclaim afresh the Christian Faith in each generation is essential. It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9 part 1 of the Equality Act 2010) of this post to have a committed Christian faith.


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. Applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within our workforce.


For an informal discussion, please contact The Ven. Barry Dugmore on 07487 578311


To apply for this role, please complete the application form and a covering letter addressing the following questions:

  • Please indicate tasks undertaken for the wider Church, e.g. synodical responsibilities at any level, diocesan committees and working parties served on, ecumenical involvement, or work for a Church voluntary organisation, and how you contributed to progressing their agendas.
  • What theological traditions have shaped your ministry and with which do you feel most at ease today?

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Closing date for applications: Monday 4th January 2021

Interviews will take place at the Diocesan office: 19th or 20th January 2021


Please send your completed application form and covering letter to:

Email: Simone King

or Post: Simone King, HR Administrator, Cathedral & Diocesan Offices, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB

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Closing date: 04 January 2021


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