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Vicar and Associate DDO and Vocations Advisor

of Parkend and Viney Hill





Ref: JN005994

Job Description

Vicar of Parkend and Viney Hill (0.66) and

Associate DDO and Vocations Advisor (0.33)


The Bishop of Gloucester, the Patron and the Diocesan Director of Mission and Ministry seek to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic priest to this new and exciting full time post combining parish ministry with the role of Associate DDO and Vocations Advisor. Parkend and Viney Hill are one parish (2 churches) in the beautiful
Forest of Dean, with experienced lay leaders and a great sense of team, excellent local partnerships and a vision for sharing the love and good news of Jesus Christ. The diocesan role forms part of the Mission and Ministry team and the person appointed will share in discernment conversations and processes along with others in the team. The time commitment is expected to be 2/3 parish, 1/3 diocesan role.


To this end we are looking for someone who:


  • Will enjoy the mix of parish ministry and vocations work and be energised by the combination
  • Is committed to working with local schools and will build on excellent existing relationships
  • Is excited by the diocesan LIFE vision and would love to join in
  • Has gifts in leadership, pastoral care, discernment and
    community engagement
  • Is a strong preacher and communicator, able to inspire faith and discipleship
  • Is open, friendly, prayerful and encouraging


The person specification, parish profile, application form and
associated documents can be downloaded at


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8 May

Short listing: w/c 14 May
Interviews: Tuesday 5 June


For an informal conversation about this post please contact:
The Director of Mission and Ministry, the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Braddock, Tel: 01452 835549 • Email:
or the Area Dean for Forest South, the Revd Chris Maclay
Tel: 01594 368558 • Email:


Completed applications should be sent to
Alison Vlach, PA to the Archdeacon of Gloucester

Closing date: 08 May 2018


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