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  • St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, Crawley

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When: 9 May 2016

    St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, Crawley

    Post: Deputy Headteacher Scale: L3 – L8 Number on Role: 202 Full time

    Are you ready for an exciting leadership role?

    Are you able to inspire and motivate?

    St Andrew’s is a school on a journey to success with a new Headteacher! We are a single form entry primary school, with a strong Christian ethos, which works in close partnership with St Andrew’s Church serving a culturally diverse community. We have an ambitious vision of renewal and excellence for our school.

    We are looking for an experienced and innovative teacher with a proven track record of outstanding teaching and leadership to join us as a Deputy Headteacher to help lead the school on its journey to Good and beyond! We are looking for:

    • A highly motivated leader to work in close partnership with the new Headteacher

    • A commitment to the school’s Christian ethos and vision

    • Excellent teaching across KS1 and/or KS2

    • A proven track record of excellent leadership and management skills

    • Experience of assessment leading to raising standards for all pupils

    • Passion, drive and ideas for developing the school further

    • An ability to make a significant contribution to raising standards across the school

    • An ability to work in partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors, the Church and the wider community

    • A commitment to inclusion for all

    We will offer you:

    • A supportive and forward thinking Governing Body and Leadership team

    • Friendly, motivated, and committed staff

    • Children with a fantastic enthusiasm for learning

    • Supportive Church leaders and parents

    • A firm commitment to professional development for all Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01293 529006 or by email to office@st-andrews-crawley.w-sussex.sch.uk if you would like to arrange this.

    Application is by application form and covering supporting letter to: St Andrew’s Cof E Primary School, Weald Drive, Crawley, RH10 6NU

    Applications may also be e-mailed to office@st-andrews-crawley.w-sussex.sch.uk

    All application documents can been found on the WSGFL website Closing date is Monday 9 May 2016 at 12 Noon and those invited to interview will be notified later that week.

    Interviews will take place on Thursday 19 May 2016

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, occupational health check and satisfactory references.

  • Full time Associate Minister for Music

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 27 May 2016

    Full time Associate Minister for Music

    Bishop Hannington Church is an evangelical Anglican Church in Hove. We are seeking to appoint a full time Associate Minister for Music to grow and develop the music ministry and spiritual life of musicians within our Church.

    The successful candidate will be part of a staff team seeking to fulfil the vision of the Church of ‘Making Disciples of Christ in Brighton & Hove and for the World’.

    Salary: £24,000 - £29,000 depending on experience

    Closing date: Friday 27th May. Interviews: Saturday 2nd July

    An enhanced DBS check will be required for this appointment For a job description, person specification and application form please apply to: David Docherty, Operations Manager, Bishop Hannington Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7NH. Tel: 01273 732965 Email: office@bhmc.org.uk

  • Officer for Lay Apostolic Life

    Type: Diocesan Administration By: Diocese of Chichester When: 20 May 2016

    Salary:£32.500 per annum

    An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Diocese of Chichester for the position of Officer for Lay Apostolic Life. This is a new position, the main purpose of which is:

    • To identify and develop an imaginative, creative and pioneering approach to lay ministry in the Diocese.

    • To affirm, encourage and enable the living out of apostolic life for lay Christians through specific ministries.

    • To design and oversee appropriate selection processes, training provision and ongoing development for specific lay ministries.

    The principal duties will be:

    • To take the lead in the process of re-imagining lay ministry in the diocese to better engage with God’s mission, drawing on what is already flourishing. This will include a comprehensive review of licensed and authorised lay ministry (including Reader ministry) and a re-assessment of the training and authorisation of those who preach and teach.

    • To work collaboratively with the Vocations Officer, Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) and appropriate others in the discernment, selection and training for particular licensed and authorised lay ministries.

    • To develop and run cost effective and appropriate training programmes for specific ministries, training others to assist where appropriate.

    • To oversee the Lay Ministers of Holy Communion course.

    • To set up and run a Lay Pastoral Assistants scheme for the diocese in collaboration with appropriate others.

    • To take the lead in provision of Continuing Ministerial Development for lay ministers, working with the Reader Committee, Warden of Readers and clergy CMD Officer.

    It is essential that you are familiar with recent thinking about lay ministry development and the relationship between ministry and mission. You must have experience of involvement in adult lay training and discipleship development within the Church setting and engagement in the delivery of pastoral care within the community. You will need to be a highly effective and experienced preacher.

    You should have an understanding of the Church of England and its structures and working. It would be desirable to have a degree in theology and/or a qualification in counselling or some aspect of pastoral care.

    It is essential that you are an excellent communicator and are able to work collaboratively and empathetically across a range of Church traditions. You will have the ability to develop imaginative, innovative and creative training opportunities and be able to analyse needs and plan appropriately as and when changes are required. You should have the ability to spot and nurture gifts in unexpected places and the emotional intelligence and humility to allow others to outperform you.

    You will need to be a car owner/driver.

    This position is open to both lay and ordained candidates.

    If you feel you have the experience and qualities we are seeking, please send your up-to-date CV together with covering letter to:

    recruitment@chichester.anglican.org Closing date for applications: 20th May 2016

  • House-for-Duty Priest-in-Charge

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When: 27 May 2016

    St. Andrew and St. Mary the Virgin Fletching, East Sussex

    House-for-Duty Priest-in-Charge

    Fletching is an attractive, rural but accessible, East Sussex village parish with a village school (C.E.P.) and a vibrant community life which offers:

    • an historic, beautiful and recently reordered church building
    • a well-appointed, modern vicarage
    • a growing, welcoming and enthusiastic congregation
    • sacramental, broadly Catholic worship

    The successful man or woman candidate will:

    • lead and motivate the worshipping community with vision and energy
    • be a prayerful and compassionate pastor, good listener and able to discern and encourage people’s gifts and skills.
    • engage with the wider village, rural community and particularly our school.
    • take advantage of the facilities recently afforded by reordering, using these to bring more people into the church.

    Full details are available from:

    Revd Nick Cornell, Acting Archdeacon of Hastings
    01825 769004 or Nick.Cornell@Chichester.Anglican.Org
    Completed applications to be sent to the Bishop of Chichester at The Palace, Canon Lane, Chichester PO19 1PY or applications@chichester.anglican.org

    Enhanced CRB disclosure required
    Closing date for applications: midday Friday 27th May
    Interview date: 20th June 2016

  • Buxted and Hadlow Down - Incumbent

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When: 30 April 2016

    Buxted and Hadlow Down

    One parish, two communities, three hearts

    Incumbent

    The Bishop of Chichester seeks an energetic, personable and mission-minded priest for this beautiful, rural East Sussex benefice of three churches within two principal communities, forming a single parish (one PCC). Although rural in character, housing development continues and the benefice as a whole draws from a wide area with a commuter element travelling to London from Buxted Station. The principal church, St. Margaret’s (ER161), has a vibrant worshipping community, using a variety of liturgies and is of central churchmanship; St. Mark’s Hadlow Down (ER 34) has a Eucharistic tradition, both churches offering significant opportunities for outreach and growth. St. Mary’s (ER 32) tradition is Anglo-Catholic. The parish is blessed with supportive congregations, a lay minister, a reader and the assistance of retired clergy and has two good Church of England Schools. 

     A priest is sought who:

    •  is of central/eucharistic churchmanship, sensitive, accommodating and flexible and willing to respect the traditions of each church;
    •  is a person of prayer, vision and compassion, committed to teaching and preaching the Gospel 
    • will be an enthusiastic leader, able to inspire and encourage lay participation and training,
    • will be a good listener, with a heart for mission, outreach and pastoral care and capable of befriending and encouraging all comers and all ages 
    • will be outgoing and a lively and visible presence throughout the communities.

    Full details are obtainable from:
    The Acting Archdeacon of Hastings
    The Revd Nick Cornell
    16 The Paddock
    Maresfield
    East Sussex
    TN22 2HQ

    Telephone: 01825 769004
    Email: Nick.Cornell@chichester.anglican.org

    Completed applications should be sent to The Bishop of Chichester at The Palace, Chichester, PO19 1PY

    Interviews tba Enhanced DBS disclosure required

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