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New Ministries Lead


West Midlands


Ref: JN009203

Job Description

17.5 hours per week.

This role will require evening and week-end working


£18,885 per annum (£37,770 FTE) plus 8.5% Employer Pension Contributions


The Diocese of Coventry is seeking to appoint a part time New Ministries Lead to focus on the growth and development of new ministers, both ordained and lay, as part of the overall Diocesan Strategy.


The main responsibilities are:

  • build a culture of learning and a programme of formation and training which equips those new to formal ministry roles
  • supervising the training of assistant curates (IME2), lay pioneers, church planters, and their training supervisors
  • ensuring that curates are assessed appropriately to national and diocesan standards in readiness for a post of responsibility or associate ministry, and that lay ministers are appropriately trained to an agreed diocesan standard.

The successful applicant will be an ordained priest in the Church of England or a church in communion with it. They will have a Degree or equivalent in Theology, proven experience of delivering training, some experience of, working with Pioneer ministry, Fresh Expressions and Church Planting, They should be able to demonstrate good emotional intelligence and be a creative thinker, able to re-imagine mission and ministry in contemporary society


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. 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


For an informal discussion, please contact the Archdeacon Missioner, The Ven Barry Dugmore on 07487 578311 or email him at


Full job description and Person Specification are available by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.


To apply for this role, please send your completed application form to:

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

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