Ministry Vacancies

Southwell & Nottingham Diocese is a great place to be in ministry for mission! We specialise in creative and stimulating appointments, have generous churchgoers, some beautiful churches and our cathedral is a gem. It’s a varied and exciting area to live in, with excellent access to other parts of the UK. We take care of our church leaders with good quality housing and supportive deanery colleagues. Fresh stipendiary/non-stipendiary/retiring/part-time clergy and laity are welcome. 

Our current vacancies are as follows:

DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY TEAM VACANCIES

Principal, School of Discipleship (c. £42k)

  •  A gifted bible teacher and theological trainer who combines theological depth with inspirational application, with an aptitude to preach in a range of settings
  • Lead and facilitate the delivery of discipleship training and development in the diocese as a whole with particular responsibility for the development and delivery of lay discipleship training, including for authorised lay ministries 
  • Directly provide training to inspire and equip clergy and licensed lay ministers/readers in their further theological studies to resource ministry, especially in preaching and spiritual formation

Advert / Job Description / Application form

Interviews: 8 June
Closing date: 30 May at 12 noon

Evangelism Enabler (c.£42k)

  • Help parishes engage with the diocesan vision of Growing Disciples through Sunday preaching, PCC vision days, and specific training events.
  • Develop a team of practitioners who can support parishes with new initiatives in outreach, including seed scattering weekends, as well as advising on appropriate resources for intentional evangelism and nurture
  •  Assist in the training and equipping of teams to establish new worshipping communities (plants, grafts, fresh expressions of church) and give ongoing support to leaders of new plants and grafts

Advert / Job Description / Application form

Interviews: 9 June
Closing date: 30 May at 12 noon

Curate Training Co-ordinator (0.5 p/t c.£34,500k pro rata)

  • Support and co-ordinate the delivery of curacy training
  • Oversee the administration associated with curate training
  • Support the Curate and Training Incumbent working relationship

Advert / Job Description / Application form

Interviews: 14 June
Closing date: 30 May at 12 noon

For an informal conversation on any of the above vacancies, please contact the Revd Canon Dr Richard Kellett, Director of Discipleship & Ministry tel. 01636 817231, email: richard.kellett@southwell.anglican.org

Application packs from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH. Email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org Tel: 01636 817206 or down load from the links above.

Each of these roles has a genuine occupational requirement for a confirmed Anglican. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for these posts.

NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

St Mary & All Saints, Bingham – Rector

This is a single church Crown benefice in a small but growing market town near Nottingham and the Vale of Belvoir. There are outstanding schools, good local shops and health centre, with excellent transport links.

The next Rector has an exciting opportunity to

  • help the congregation to grow spiritually and numerically
  • develop ministry with families and children building on our many contacts
  • continue the church’s strong engagement with the community and its civic role
  • work collaboratively with both Deanery and local ecumenical covenant partners

We are praying for a Rector who

  • is prayerful, caring and people-centred and will be visible in the community
  • is an effective communicator with a strong preaching ministry who will inspire us to live out the word of God in our daily lives
  • has experience of leading churches into growth and will support the Diocesan plan to grow disciples “ Wider, Younger, Deeper”
  • will respect and welcome the choral traditions of our church, yet also have the skills to transform patterns of worship to meet future needs

We offer

  • a central location in one of England’s top places to bring up a family
  • a good 4-bedroomed detached rectory adjacent to the church
  • a supportive, welcoming congregation and help from active retired clergy
  • a secure financial position
  • Eucharist-based, central churchmanship and openness to varied forms of worship

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Bingham Parish Vacancy Profile 2016-12 / Diocesan Appendix 2017 / Clergy Application Form

For informal discussion and further information, please contact Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on 07917 693285 or email archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Burton Joyce with Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph; Lowdham with Caythorpe and Gunthorpe – Priest in Charge (Vicar Designate)

We are excited about the opportunities for growth in a new benefice currently being formed of two parishes with six churches situated in the semi-rural Trent Valley between Nottingham and Southwell. We seek a person to lead us forward in our new collaborative mission to share God’s love in the vibrant village communities we serve, helping us realise our potential for growth with a unity of vision and purpose.

We are looking for someone who:
• has a deep, confident faith in Christ and a desire to share that love and hope with others
• enjoys people of all ages, inside and outside the church
• is a gifted communicator, teacher and preacher
• has experience of leadership in a growing church, especially with younger people, families and children.
• enables all to live out their Christian faith in their everyday lives.
• releases the gifts of others, a collaborative leader able to train a stipendiary curate
• has the energy, enthusiasm and imagination to understand, mobilize and challenge a predominantly affluent community

We offer:
• congregations who are committed to seeing God’s Kingdom grow in our benefice, and want to go deeper in discipleship
• experienced PCCs looking at ways of working together with a real desire to cooperate

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH Email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206 or visit the download from the links below:

Parish Profiles / Clergy Application form

For informal discussion and further information, please contact Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on 07917 693285 or email archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

NEWARK ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

All Saints, Harworth with Bircotes – Priest-in-Charge 

ARE WE FOR YOU AND ARE YOU FOR US?

We are a vibrant community on the Nottinghamshire border with South Yorkshire. Our desire is to see further growth and to build on the excellent community links we have with our town. Once this post is filled, a Pioneer Minister will be appointed to work alongside the Priest in Charge.

We seek someone who;

  • Is committed to good pastoral care and sacramental focus in their ministry
  • Is keen to engage with us in the diocesan Growing Disciples agenda
  • Is an enthusiastic leader who can give a clear lead but also delegates well.
  • Is inspired by the huge goodwill in our community and is excited by school’s ministry.
  • Has a vision for the opportunities and challenges represented by an area recovering its sense of purpose and identity in the wake of post-industrialisation

We can offer:

  • A united PCC and hardworking Churchwardens
  • An attractive and spacious vicarage
  • Strong links with local community and schools

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish profile / Clergy Application Form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

St John’s with St Mary’s, Mansfield – Vicar

This is an exciting appointment within the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham seeking to provide visionary leadership for a potential ‘Resource Church’ with a strategic role in Growing Disciples, wider, younger and deeper.

 Mansfield is a town with a population c100,000. Fifteen miles north of Nottingham it is a diverse parish, incorporating some significant deprivation. There is engaging and dynamic lay leadership fully committed to nurturing a flourishing gospel ministry.

We seek a vicar who will lead us in

  • Growing new disciples of all ages especially developing our mission among children and young people.
  • Developing our public presence and voice in support of the wider local community
  • Spiritual renewal and numerical growth as a resource for the churches and community of Mansfield.
  • Drawing on our evangelical theology and spirituality, to develop, nurture and release the gifts of the whole congregation in mission.
  • An effective leader and bible teacher who has very good personal skills.

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Profile / Clergy Application form / Diocesan Appendix

Closing date: 31 March 2017 / Discernment Process: 18 May 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

 We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Retford Area Team Ministry – Team Vicar based at Sutton-cum-Lound

The Retford Area Team Ministry is one large benefice containing approximately 33,000 people living in 25 parishes in rural North Nottinghamshire, centred on the market town of Retford.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and able Team Vicar who will spend approximately half time ministering among the village communities based around Sutton-cum-Lound, Babworth, and Scofton and half time ministering in the parish of Retford with responsibility for St Michael’s, West Retford.

We are looking for a Team Vicar who:

  • Has a proven track record in church growth
  • Has a vision for discipleship in rural church – the role will involve growing and nurturing disciples within existing congregations and new Christians
  • Will develop new forms of outreach and work collaboratively with the other members of the ministerial team enabling churches to “Grow Disciples Wider, Younger, Deeper”
  • Will play a leading role in growing disciples in schools, especially Sutton-cum-Lound and Ranby Church of England Primary Schools

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

profile-for-team-vicar / diocesan-appendix / Clergy Application Form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

St Mary Magdalene with St Luke’s, Sutton in Ashfield – Vicar

St Mary’s and St Luke’s is regarded as one of the most vibrant parishes within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. We are seeking a Priest who will join this creative and vibrant community and will help us engage with the Diocesan priorities of Growing Disciples Wider Younger Deeper.

Our mission statement is “Serving God, Serving Sutton”. Are you the person we are looking for?

We are seeking a Vicar who:

  • enjoys developing the leadership of others and the opportunities of being a priestly leader in a diverse community
  • sees worship as a priority and is supportive of participative worship, especially but not exclusively from a sacramental tradition
  • will be visible in the wider community
  • welcomes children and young families in church and enjoys the privilege of working with a church school community
  • is able to relate well to others and particularly to develop positive relationships with people who come for occasional offices

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish profile  / Diocesan Appendix / Clergy Application Form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

 

For general advice about moving please contact the Clergy Appointments Adviser in London – +44 (0) 20-7898 1898

Email: admin.caa@churchofengland.org

Overseas applicants may apply for posts having consulted the Clergy Appointments Adviser above. If short listed they come for interview in the diocese at their own expense. Applicants will be assessed on the criteria for the post and if appointed it will be conditional on the Archbishop’s approval.