Would you like to be a part of an ambitious programme of work that aims to provide a narrative of hope in the 21st Century?
The Church of England's Renewal and Reform work aims to build on the quinquennial goals articulated by General Synod to contribute as the national Church to the common good, facilitate the growth of the Church in depth of discipleship and numbers and re-imagine the Church's ordained and lay ministry to enable and equip the ministry of the whole people of God to be an effective Christian presence in every community, ensuring we are a Church for all people in all places.
The Ministry Division aspires to serve the Church in reimagining ministry: oriented and animated by God's call on the Church to be animated in mission, participating in God's work of transformation of individuals and society. This past year the Ministry Division has embarked on a change process led by a Ministry Council Governance Team working with an Interim Director to realign aspects of the Division's culture and practice so that it can more fully support this development and enabling of ministries across the Church. This involves developing a diversity of ministries exercised by a diversity of people in a Church that is outward facing and engaged in the transformation of society, proclaiming the Gospel, making disciples and building up the whole people of God for witness and service.
This reimagining and reorientation require continuing openness to change across the church including in the Ministry Division. The reimagining requires the discernment and ongoing formation of ministers who are deeply attentive to their relationship with God, the world and others; outward looking in their engagement in mission and evangelism; collaborative in their work with both lay and ordained; and open and responsive to the wind of the Spirit in a changing world and church.
To achieve this, we need a Director who exhibits these qualities with demonstrable experience of leading a service-oriented organisation with clarity and simplicity amidst external complexity.
They will need to be able to resist cultural conformity and shape new thinking if they are to lead this phase of the work of the Ministry Division; they will be strategic, creative, imaginative and open to change.
Most of all this role needs someone who is excited by the possibilities that God is opening up and has yet to reveal for the Church into the 2020's and 2030's and who is committed to expanding the opportunities for, and increased diversity of God's people to serve him through ministry, ordained and lay, in the years ahead.
This post carries an occupational requirement to be a Communicant Anglican
(in accordance with the Equality Act 2010)
Interviews will be held on the 21st May 2019.
Closing date: 26 April 2019