Chanctonbury Churches Intern: from September 2015 (full time)
We are looking for an intern for a period of between 6 and 12 months, to work closely with our Senior Youth Worker, as well as having the opportunity to experience and contribute to other areas of our church life.
Ideally you will be a school leaver or postgraduate female, to enable a female role model to complement the leadership of our Youth ministry. Two thirds of your time will be involved in the Youth ministry, and one third on other church activities with opportunities to explore and develop your Spiritual gifts.
This should be a great opportunity for someone to gain valuable experience of church ministry, particularly among young people. In addition to learning “on the job”, we will provide a full programme of mentoring and specific training to the intern during their time with us.
This is a volunteer role, and so does not come with a salary. However, we will pay travel and subsistence expenses, as well as a £50 per week allowance. Ideally we would like the intern to live within the Ashington area, for which we will provide accommodation and most meals. Alternatively we will cover travel expenses to and from your home.
Communications Officer: 7.5 hours a week
Up till now we have managed our communications with team made up of volunteers, who have done an excellent job of overseeing our communications strategy, and producing relevant materials. However, the needs and demands are such in this area that it is increasingly beyond delivery by volunteers, and so we are seeking a paid position to bring the necessary skills and stability of work required to lead and deliver our Benefice communications, both within and outside of our churches.
The role will ensure communication across the benefice occurs efficiently and appropriately, take a lead in directing current and future methods of communicating to the churches, villages and wider area, and will work with and support the Parish Administrator in managing communication.
We are looking for a committed Christian with a passion for communication. You should have an understanding of the different communication needs in a diverse ‘organism’ such as our mixed group of churches, good writing skills, and strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
Technically you should be competent in Microsoft Office products, Internet and web-based editing and content management skills, and in the use of Microsoft Publisher. Experience of “Church App”, Mail Chimp and media interaction would also be an advantage. The role is one day (7.5 hours) a week, ideally split over two half-days, and the annual salary is £3,900.
Worship Architect: 18 hours a week
The vision behind this role begins by strengthening and nurturing where we have got to in our worshipping life – before inspiring and growing the worship ministry to become central to who we are. We desire to be a place where the worship of God is THE key distinctive of our land. And this role is aimed to develop our capacity to fulfill this vision.
The ‘Architect’ title is intentionally given as we desire to release the person God leads to this role to: ‘sketch the worship blueprint’ of the Kingdom of heaven here – before inspiring, training and deploying the ‘builders’ to construct the house… In other words, we desire this postholder to grow, gather and inspire a rising movement of worship, worship leaders, and worshippers across our locality.
We are looking for someone who has a sense of calling to this post, the leadership skills to give overall strategic direction to the worship teams in church, and the interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of people both within and outside our congregation. You should show influence, both within the context of worship, and more widely as a key member of the church staff team.
Technically, you should possess strong musical skills, involving at least one instrument, strong vocal / singing skills, and strong worship leading skills, in large and small settings, and the ability to oversee and co-ordinate worship events that will often involve people from other churches.
The role is based at Ashington church, but will also build significant relationships with the other churches in our Benefice. The role is 18 hours a week, including Sundays, and the annual salary is £9,360.
Cocking with West Lavington, Bepton and Heyshott Benefice
The Bishop of Chichester seeks to appoint Priest-in-Charge (male or female) to a half time post in a rural benefice in West Sussex with three parish churches serving four villages set at the foot of the South Downs.
- Three supportive and welcoming congregations
- Lay members willing and keen to promote mission and outreach
- A five bedroomed Rectory in Cocking with a spacious garden in the heart of the village
- A rural setting with all age educational facilities
- Assistance from retired clergy and Readers
We are praying for a vicar who is:
- A good communicator, approachable, inspirational and encouraging to others
- Willing to have a high profile in the villages by maximising pastoral care
- Keen to relate to and encourage more people of all ages to become part of the church, and committed to growing the congregations
- Willing to be flexible about days to officiate at occasional offices as the need arises
Application Form and Parish Profile available from: The Ven Fiona Windsor The Archdeacon of Horsham 20 Langley Lane, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0NA
Closing date: 12.00 noon, Tuesday 26 May
Shortlisting date: Friday 29 May
Interview date: Monday 15 June
An Enhanced Level DBS check will be required for this post.
SENCO MPS/UPS + TLR2b
Permanent - For September 2015.
St Mark's is an ambitious school, serving an area of significant deprivation and social disadvantage. We have a tremendously talented and experienced team of teachers and support staff, who are committed to ensuring our children achieve their full potential. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated practitioner, with a proved track record of outstanding practice, across the Primary phase. This is a vital role in leading SEN provision across the school, overcoming significant barriers to secure the accelerated progress of all our pupils.
This role is not class based. Do you think you have the dedication and talent, to join us as we strive to overcome significant challenges, such as overall low attainment on entry and high levels of FSM and SEN?
To join us as at an exciting time of change and development, you will:
be an inspirational and excellent classroom practitioner with a proven commitment to raising achievement for all.
Encourage all members of staff to recognise and fulfill their statutory responsibilities to pupils with SEN.
Provide training opportunities for learning support assistants and other teachers to learn about SEN.
Disseminate good practice in SEN across the school.
Be passionate about developing outstanding inclusive practice.
Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, inspire and motivate others to bring about improvement.
Have high expectations of self and others.
Show long term commitment to the children and familes of St Mark's.
We will offer you: An extremely committed and dedicated staff team, who are determined to improve outcomes for our children. An opportunity for self development and career enrichment. Highly supportive governors who are committed to school improvement. The application pack is obtainable upon request from the school. For full details please contact Emily Dean in the school office.