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:

NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Bestwood Rise Park, Emmanuel and St Mark – Vicar designate

  • Are you drawn to ministry near city and parkland?
  • Do you relish starting with the small and building up?
  • Do you love to see potential in people and draw it out?
  • Is your ministry ethos about new people coming to faith in Jesus and growing in discipleship?
  • Are you excited by partnering with others both in the church and beyond?
  • Will you roll your sleeves up to make new things happen on the ground?
  • Is your leadership style adaptable?
  • Have you got the heart and abilities to relate faith to the younger generations?
  • Can you laugh a lot with others… and cry too?

If so, is God calling you to Bestwood?

We are in the process of becoming a three-parish benefice, on the northern edge of Nottingham near Bestwood Country Park, with a range of residential, parkland, ex-mining and ex-army areas; plus multiple schools and diverse social mix.

As a Spiritual Leader and Enabler in Mission, you will be key to reshaping and re-imagining the churches’ vision and approach to growing new disciples in this area. You will have the benefit of strong community relationships, lay leadership and co-operation with the churches of the wider Bestwood area, as we work together.

We look forward to you bringing a gospel focus, with an openness to the work of the Holy Spirit changing lives and communities.

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

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/293

The profile may be downloaded from the following link: Bestwood Profile

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

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, Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph with Lowdham, Caythorpe and Gunthorpe – Vicar

We are excited about the opportunities for growth in a new benefice with two parish churches and four smaller worshipping communities, situated in these beautiful, vibrant, commuter/rural communities of the Trent Valley between Nottingham and Southwell. We are praying for someone of energy and vision to build on all that is good while releasing the untapped potential there is. Could this be you?

What we offer:
• An attractive place to live and work – close to Nottingham’s cultural and recreational facilities but located in the countryside
• Church congregations that want to grow and collaborate together
• A full-time curate to be appointed into the new benefice
• Two Church of England Primary Schools and connections to a County Primary
• Well-established community networks with multiple opportunities for mission, evangelism and discipleship
• Joining newly appointed, lively and supportive colleagues within the local deanery group.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has a confident and prayerful faith as a disciple of Christ
• Enjoys people of all ages, inside and outside the church
• Has experience of leadership in a growing church, especially with younger people, families and children
• Is a gifted communicator, teacher and preacher
• Is a collaborative leader able to release the gifts of members and train a curate
• Has the ability to engage with, understand and disciple more affluent residents often working in significant roles within the City and County

Application enquiries to: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org • 01636 817206

The parish profile may be downloaded from this link: Parish Profile

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.

Carrington – Vicar, half time (3 days including Sunday)

St John’s is an Anglo-Catholic community serving a young, socially diverse inner-city parish population in the vibrant city of Nottingham. We are growing and have many opportunities for further growth.

We are seeking a Vicar who is:

  • Committed to Anglo-catholic spirituality and tradition
  • Open to and engaged theologically with contemporary questions
  • A teacher able to deepen our connections between faith, community and action
  • Enthusiastic to grow our work with children, young people and families
  • Keen to develop fresh forms of worship
  • Visible, sociable, pastoral and good at managing their time

We can offer:

  • A warm welcome from a committed congregation and laity team, keen to broaden worship and ministry
  • A beautifully re-ordered Church with a well-used, modern, multi-purpose Community Centre.
  • An excellent Vicarage with local amenities and close to the City Centre
  • A part time administrator and part time caretaker/cleaner

Closing date: 22 April 2018                    Interview: 14 June 2018

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

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/507

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish Profile

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

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.

Clifton Team Ministry – Team Vicar

Clifton is a parish on the outskirts of Nottingham, situated south of the river Trent. It’s a place with its own identity, has a population of some 23,000 with good shops, schools and public transport. Two churches serve the parish; St. Mary’s in the village and Holy Trinity with St. Francis in the estate. Clifton is a hard pressed area with many joys and challenges.

We are seeking a Priest who will join us in loving the people of this parish and will engage with the Diocesan mission to grow disciples Wider, Younger and Deeper.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A mission minded Priest who will help us grow in number, making disciples and seeing new worshipping communities established
  • A Team player who has commitment to mission and is excited by discipleship
  • Has resilience
  • Able to celebrate and respect difference
  • A deep pastoral heart

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/211

The profile may be downloaded from the following link: Clifton Team Ministry Profile 2018

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH;

email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

Closing date: 10 May 2018           Interviews 21 June 2018

For informal discussion and further information, please ring Owen Page, The Team Rector, on 07980639631 or email ramblingrector@virginmedia.com

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.

Nottingham St George – Priest-in-Charge

St George’s is a parish which stands in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, which has passed a resolution in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests, requesting alternative Episcopal, sacramental and pastoral care.   The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham has invited the Bishop of Beverley, who is also an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham to provide this care. St George’s is affiliated to The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda.  For many years the parish was served by Kelham Fathers and Brothers, and more recently by SSC priests.

The parish is situated in The Meadows, an inner city area of Nottingham near the River Trent and close to the centre of the City.

This new full time appointment recognises the many opportunities for growth in our diverse multi-cultural community with a strikingly young population, 61% at the last census being aged between 15 and 44, with 88% under 60.

We are seeking and praying for a missional Priest and Leader who will:

  • Lead our people in Catholic worship with appropriate flexibility
  • Nurture our Catholic faith, deepening our discipleship and sacramental life
  • have a passion for our young parish community, enabling us to reconnect and grow new disciples
  • be a networker, building relationships with partner churches and the wider community
  • have a heart for the disadvantaged while helping us to show the love of God in word and deed to all

Closing date: 20 May 2018 / Discernment Process: 5 July 2018

For informal discussion and further information, please ring Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on 07917693285 or email archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/624

The profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish Profile

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

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.

Porchester – Vicar

St James, Porchester lies on the outskirts of Nottingham. We are a warm and welcoming community.  We are seeking a vicar who

  • Can help us to grow disciples, especially in areas of the parish and with age profiles (13-45-year olds) that we are not currently reaching.
  • Is outward focussed and will help us develop the contacts we already have on the “fringe” of church on the journey towards a mature faith.
  • Is willing to work collaboratively with neighbouring parishes to establish a new worshiping community in expanding housing developments on the northern boundary of the parish.
  • Will help our congregation to grow deeper in faith through preaching and teaching.
  • Is a collaborative team player, able to nurture, motivate and affirm the gifts and contributions of others.
  • Has a love for prayer and a desire to encourage others to pray.
  • Is friendly and approachable with a sense of humour!

We are able to offer –

  • A vision for the future which has been developed through the PCC’s participation in LYCIG (Leading your Church into Growth) and a Year of Conversation.
  • A well-established supportive leadership who are open to new approaches.
  • Paid employees, including a Children and Families Worker, an Administrator and a Musical Worship Leader.
  • A significant legacy, providing opportunities for mission and the development of the church building.

If you feel God is calling you to fill this vacancy, we would love to meet you.

Closing date: 21 May 2018 / Interview: 26 June 2018

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

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/508

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH;

email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

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 required.

 

NEWARK ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Blyth and Scrooby with Ranskill – Priest-in-Charge (0.5)

This is an exciting opportunity to minister in an established benefice that longs to continue and improve its witness to God’s love.

We have congregations who are committed to serving God and caring for our communities. With a range of styles of worship in our services and several mission and outreach endeavors in place, we have a lot to offer both young and old, families and those on their own. Can you lead us in our growing ministry?

You will:

  • Enjoy pastoral ministry with a heart for growing churches
  • Have a collaborative working style involving a gifted group of lay leaders
  • Have a creative, innovative and inclusive approach to worship
  • Be excited about developing existing constructive relationships with our local schools
  • Be motivated to help extend positive relationships with the wider community

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish Profile

For enquiries related to this vacancy please contact Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacon, on 01636 817206 or email jo.padmore@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.

Harworth with Bircotes – Priest in Charge

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

Closing date: 16 April 2017 / The parish profile can be viewed here: Profile 2018

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/488

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

Hucknall Team Ministry – Team Rector

Hucknall is a thriving and growing community with a rich heritage. We are looking forward to welcoming a Team Rector, who will also be the Vicar of the historic town centre church of St Mary Magdalene, the resting place of Lord Byron.  We look forward to someone who can lead our team and create a cohesive partnership across our three, diverse, local congregations.

We are praying for a Priest who will:

    • focus on growing disciples while developing a new way of collaboration
    • promote prayerful worship and engage proactively with us and our wider community
    • possess strong leadership and collaboration skills both within the church and the wider community

Job Description

  • to lead an existing and experienced team of clergy and lay people to implement our mission strategy
  • to minister alongside us in order to grow disciples
  • to demonstrate Jesus’ love and enable effective pastoral care
  • to discern and develop the gifts of others
  • to thrive within a variety of worship styles including civic services,
  • to relish involvement with our Good Primary and Secondary Church of England Schools
  • to oversee and contribute to the effectiveness of the management structure of the John Godber Centre

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/298

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish profile

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 St Saviour – Vicar Designate

Retford is a forward-looking heritage-based market town, with excellent transport links being situated on the East Coast mainline and Lincoln/Sheffield railway interchange, civic amenities and community engagement. Attractively set in the Idle Valley, Retford’s history is entwined with the Mayflower Pilgrims. The Vicar-designate will have a clear focus on growing the current congregation in the residential area of the town to the East of the River Idle (approximate population 11,000).

We are looking for someone:

  • Who will be passionate about teaching and preaching the gospel and would be at ease working in an open evangelical church
  • Who will develop diverse, growing, prayerful congregations both on Sundays and during the week that reflect the people of Retford
  • Who has a proven record of ability, enthusiasm and commitment to work with all ages
  • Who will bring renewed focus to the stages of making and growing disciples, especially the aspects around invitation, initiation and integrating into the congregation
  • Who is collaborative and will facilitate the gifts of others

What we offer:

  • A well-established, capable congregation
  • A track record of innovation alongside deep-rooted traditions
  • Well-maintained and well used, flexible church and community centre buildings
  • A good reputation in the community built upon consistent pastoral care and committed practical support
  • An ethos and expectation of collaboration across the different churches of Retford

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/564

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: St Saviour’s Parish Profile

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

Closing date: 27 April 2018 / Discernment Process: 10 May 2018

For informal discussion and further information, please ring The Revd Canon Phil Williams, Associate Archdeacon, on 07850 518504 or email assoc.archdeacon@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.

Skegby with Teversal – Vicar

By God’s grace, we are confident, hopeful and expectant

Are you called to join is in our diverse and flourishing Benefice? We are situated in the west of the county of Nottinghamshire and are looking to grow disciples wider, younger and deeper in line with the diocesan vision. Would you enjoy helping to lead us in this growth?

You will be:

  • A visionary leader who is excited at the thought of growing churches
  • A pastor who enjoys the task of helping people grow deeper in the journey of faith
  • Enthused by the prospect of working in a setting of gifted lay leaders in a benefice with a track record in fostering ordained and lay leaders
  • Keen to use a traditional base to explore new ways to pioneer ministry and develop new worshipping communities.
  • Excited at the thought of engaging with community life and being a key figure in the life of our excellent church school

Application enquiries to Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JHemail: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206

Information about the parish may be downloaded from these links: Parish Profile / Diocesan Appendix

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.

West of Retford – Vicar designate

A new united benefice and united PCC is being created with a clear priority to grow disciples across the eight rural communities within the benefice. A significant feature for the vicar-designate will be engaging with the opportunities in three church schools (in Sutton-cum-Lound, Ranby and Gamston) and developing lay ministry. In addition there are exciting mission opportunities related to the heritage of the churches, in particular the preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers in 2020.

Closing date 6 May 2018        Interviews 7 June 2018

The profile for this post may be downloaded from the following link: ‘West of Retford’ profile

The application form may be downloaded from: Clergy Application form

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206.

For informal discussion and further information, please ring Phil Williams, Associate Archdeacon for Transition, on 07850 518504 or email phil.williams@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.