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  • Volunteer Chaplains needed in Horsham

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people at Horsham Y Centre (YMCA)?

    At YMCA Horsham, part of YMCA DownsLink group, we are looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening to support the residents of Horsham Y Centre. This project houses 50 young people at any one time, aged 16-25, most of whom stay around 2 years. These young people are usually homeless – i.e. they cannot live at home or do not have a home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Horsham Y Centre is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work we do? We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You would work in a small team and have some training and support, including an experienced Volunteer Chaplaincy Coordinator, Judi Cox. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Horsham Y Centre for 4 years and is deeply valued by staff and young people.

    Chaplaincy takes place on Thursdays evenings from 9.30-11pm. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks. There is more information here

    Interested? Contact Judi Cox, Volunteer Chaplaincy Coordinator (Horsham) on judi@youthworker.plus.com or Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org

  • Part-time food bank co-ordinator for Hove

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 31 March 2017

    16 hours per week £12 per hour.

    The Hangleton and West Blatchington Food Bank is based at St George’s Church Hall, Court Farm Road in Hangleton, Hove. 

    It is open every Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm with the main aim to provide food and support to families who find themselves in crisis. It is run by a dedicated team of Trustees, a Part Time Co-ordinator and volunteers, most of whom are from local churches in the area. 

    The Foodbank first opened its doors in December 2014 and since then has given out over 1000 food parcels and the number of clients who use the Food Bank continues to increase week by week. The dedicated team of volunteers also continues to grow and has recently become an official recognised charity as from March 2017.

    A Part Time Food Bank Co-ordinator is required to oversee the main running of the Food Bank and lead a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the Food Bank are run efficiently and to a high standard, in accordance with its aims and values.

    This role is pivotal to the successful running of the Food Bank and we are looking for someone who is passionate about tackling poverty and helping those in need.

    For a full job description and an application form please contact Colm Lennon or Emma Jarvis at jobshangletonfoodbank@yahoo.com. Closing date 31st March 2017.

  • Trustees wanted for St Bartz

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    St Bartz is looking for new Trustees with skills in fundraising, finance and youth work. Contact Rev James Hollingsworth 01273 400260 or download the poster for more details.

  • Rector of St Nicholas Worth and Maidenbower

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When: 7 April 2017

    The Chichester Diocesan Board of Patronage seeks to appoint a Rector of St Nicholas Worth and Maidenbower with the conventional district of St Barnabas Pound Hill and Forgewood in the town of Crawley in W. Sussex 

    We offer: 

    • St Nicholas', Worth is a Grade 1 listed building of Saxon origin. 
    • Stunning rectory located in the oldest part of Crawley 
    • A supportive and welcoming congregation 
    • Excellent local facilities with good road and rail connections to London and the surrounding area 
    • Excellent schools – primary and secondary 

    We are praying for a Priest who: 

    • As a leader inspires all with their own love of God 
    • Will enrich the spiritual life of all 
    • Has a warm personality offering pastoral care and would enjoy working with colleagues 
    • Is a creative thinker and strategic planner who will further develop the churches community engagement and mission priorities 

    Application Form and Parish Profile available from:
    The Ven Fiona Windsor, The Archdeacon of Horsham, 20 Langley Lane, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0NA
    Email: archhorsham@chichester.anglican.org

  • Strategic Project Co-ordinator

    Type: Diocesan Administration By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Based in Hove £18,000 fte per annum

    Do you have good organisational and project management skills and the ability to take initiative? Are you able to communicate clearly and work collaboratively? Do you have highly competent design and analytical techniques?

    A part-time vacancy (17.5 hours per week) has arisen within the Apostolic Life Department for a Strategic Project Co-ordinator to serve as Co-ordinator for projects serving the Diocesan Strategy and other related initiatives and projects.

    This position provides an opportunity to work in collaboration with the Bishop of Lewes, the Diocesan Communications Officer, the Bishop of Chichester’s Chaplain, and officers in the Apostolic Life Department.

    Main duties include:

    • Being responsible for co-ordinating projects serving the diocesan strategy and other initiatives or projects which emerge from or relate to it;

    • Developing implementation plans, timelines, resource allocation, budgets and metrics to monitor the progress of the projects;

    • Ensuring that projects have the correct level of authorisation;

    • Carrying out evaluation during and at the end of each strategic project;

    • Producing regular reports to Bishop’s Staff to track progress of the projects and highlight any issues or risks;

    • Serving as secretary to strategic groups;

    • Keeping the website up to date with resources for strategic initiatives;

    • Liaising with external organisations in relation to the strategic projects;

    • Communicating the right message about strategic projects in liaison with the Communications Officer;

    • Providing advice and consultancy to parishes seeking new programmes ;

    The essential primary skills and abilities are:

    • Organisation skills and the ability to take initiative;

    • Project management skills including initiation, design, monitoring and evaluation;

    • An ability to prepare high quality copy and design for written resources;

    • Clear oral and written communication skills;

    • An ability to build formal and informal networks within the diocese and across the wider Church of England.

    It would be desirable for the successful candidate to:

    • Have experience of co-ordinating projects and / or strategic communications;

    • Have the ability to develop appropriate strategies for mission as part of the Diocesan strategy;

    • Be competent in programming languages and web technologies;

    • Experience in teaching/preaching;

    • Have permission to preach across the Diocese

    A full job description can be found here

    It is also essential that applicants should have a sympathy for the faith, worship and mission of the Church of England and an understanding of, or willingness to learn, the structures and terminologies of the Church.

    This post is for a two-year fixed term.

    There is the possibility of combining this post with a part-time job at a church in the diocese, subject to a separate application process.

    If you feel you have the experience and qualities we are seeking, please send your CV to: recruitment@chichester.anglican.org

    For an informal conversation, please contact the Director for Apostolic Life, the Revd Canon Rebecca Swyer at Rebecca.swyer@chichester.anglican.org 01273 421021 Closing date for applications: 21st April 2017 Interview date: tbc

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