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  • Director: Family Support Work

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:


    Registered Charity No 285337

    The CDAFSW is an independent charity, working across the Diocese of Chichester (East and West Sussex) offering support and preventative work for children and families.  We provide practical support, information and advice, to families in need via a team of Community Support Workers.  We have a network of Deanery Committees and Volunteers who greatly assist with fund raising events and core activities.

    Founded in 1890 Family Support Work will be celebrating 125 years in 2015, we are a long-established but forward-looking independent Charity.

    As Director the essential skills required are communication, financial management, fund-raising and governance as well as strategic thinking and planning.  The role will also include promotion of the organisation and require a strong commitment to its value base; we are part of the Christian mission of the Diocese of Chichester.

    If you would like a diverse challenging role supporting FSW as its Director we would like to hear from you.  Car owner driver essential.  Enhanced DBS Clearance required.

    For information pack apply to:   
    Nina Clyde
    CDAFSW, Knowles Tooth, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9EZ
    for informal discussion contact:
    Maggie Simons, Director on:  01273 832963


    Closing Date: 17 August 2014
    Interviews: w/c 1 Septermber

  • Organist: St James the Less, Lancing

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Organist: St James the Less, Lancing

    The Parish Church of St James the Less is looking for a new organist to accompany us during our regular Sunday morning worship. We want to build on the work of our faithful and committed Anglo Catholic congregation broadening the appeal of our Sunday morning services and offering occasional services to a more diverse group of people. We look for someone who will be able to encourage and grow our choir who are very devoted, but need nurturing. The opportunity to play at other services, including Christenings, Weddings and Funerals will also be available.

    For more information – including remuneration and service times, please contact :
    Father Stephen Date : 01903 753212 or stephendate@gmail.com

  • Four Rural Posts

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Deanery of Petworth

    Four Rural Posts

    The Bishop of Chichester is seeking to appoint a mission team of FIVE clergy to minister in four contiguous benefices of rural West Sussex.  The team’s core members will be:

    1.   A priest-in-charge of Wisborough Green, a full stipend post, who will act as vicar of the parish and leader of the mission team
    2.   A support member of the mission team – a full stipend post supporting and supplementing ministry in the area and especially in the three House for Duty benefices following:
    3.   A House for Duty priest for Stopham and Fittleworth (approx 2 Sunday services and 2 PCCs, C of E controlled primary school.)
    4.   Two House for Duty posts have now been filled.

    1   Wisborough Green, Priest-in-charge  (Pop 1360.  ER 115)  

    Please see the parish profile and team job description for more information
    This is an exciting post which combines the role of Vicar of Wisborough Green and that of Mission Team Leader across three other benefices (each with a House for Duty Priest) situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside.  We are seeking to appoint a Priest-in-charge to lead the thriving benefice of Wisborough Green which is of a broad central tradition and to lead the mission team which will include the three House for Duty Priests plus a further full-time stipendiary priest to provide leadership and drive for new worship and mission initiatives.
    The successful applicant will:

    • Have a love for all people and a heart for evangelism
    • Be an inspiring leader and excellent communicator with imagination and vision
    • Lead worship for the whole church family in a variety of styles, welcoming and suitable for different ages and preferences.
    • Support and foster lay ministry; encourage people to develop their gifts and abilities
    • Empathise and encourage people at different stages of their journey in faith
    • Develop outworking of practical Christian faith in the wider community

    2   Mission Team member

    A self-motivating energetic priest is sought for this innovative full-time post addressing mission needs in the four benefices.  The primary roles are to support youth and families work in the parishes and other pastoral needs, such as evangelistic/nurture courses and marriage and confirmation preparation.  There are three schools in the benefices and they welcome support from their parish churches.  Accommodation will be provided in the deanery.  
    Please see the specific job description for the role and the parish profiles of the various benefices.
    This post along with one of the House for Duty posts might suit an appropriately qualified ordained married couple.

    3   Stopham and Fittleworth  (Pop  1000  ER 106)  House for Duty

    Fittleworth is the main village in the benefice with a school, and village activities such as Urban Saints (Crusaders), Scouts, Guides etc
    An active congregation with an expanding Sunday School seeks a priest-in-charge (House for duty) who has ‘vision for the growth of the church in our community and the energy and enthusiasm to enable us . . . to bring it to life.’  Supportive active PCC.
    Stopham has a small growing congregation who worship God in the beauty and timeless language of the Book of Common Prayer
    Please see the parish profile for more information

    Parish profiles, job descriptions and applications forms
    Applications are invited for each of the above vacancies.  
    Contact Mrs Sue Baker at sue.baker@chichester.anglican.org The Palace, Chichester PO19 1PY  01243 782161

    Please contact the Archdeacon of Horsham (01403 262710) for further background information. Application forms should be returned to Mrs Sue Baker as above.

    All posts require DBS disclosure

  • Temporary Building & Capital Projects Assistant

    Type: Diocesan Administration By: Diocese of Chichester When: 6 July 2014

    Building and Capital Projects Assistant  -  Temporary

    Temporary post  - either full time 35 hours per week or part time will be considered.

    Initial 4 month period July to October 2014 with a review and potential extension.

    Office in Hove, around £9 hour dependent on previous experience.

    To assist the School Buildings and Capital Officer in the Diocese of Chichester to maximise success of the capital funded projects in 158 church schools and academies in the Church Of England diocese area across Sussex; particularly the 58 Voluntary Aided Schools in relation to the Local Authority Coordinated Voluntary Aided schools Programme (LCVAP) capital funding stream and its new stream for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).

    Please submit a Curriculum Vitae to schools@chichester.anglican.org, along with an outline example on one side of A4 of a project that you have undertaken as a student or in work which demonstrates your numeracy and ICT and organisational skills. It will be helpful if your example is relevant to building construction projects.

  • Fourth Archdeacon in the Diocese of Chichester

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When:


    The Bishop of Chichester, in consultation with the Bishop of Lewes, seeks to appoint a suitably qualified female or male priest to the newly created post of Archdeacon to the deaneries of Brighton, Hove and Lewes and Seaford.

    Further details and an application form are available from
    The Bishop of Chichester’s Office, The Palace, Chichester PO19 1PY
    to whom completed application forms should be returned
    by noon on Friday, 18 July 2014

    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed
    on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 in Chichester

    An Enhanced level DBS check will be required for this post.

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