The Diocese of Chichester is looking for a dynamic, energetic and strategic individual to lead its Education team. The Education team provides support to the 157 Church of England schools in Sussex, reaching over 37,000 children and their families. The department has 12 staff plus a team of consultants providing a range of services to our schools including school improvement, RE, governor development, capital building projects, place planning and much more.
As the new Director of Education, you will be passionate about ensuring the best possible education to our children and enabling our schools to confidently develop their distinctly Christian character. You will help us navigate effectively the changing educational environment and will engage with policy making at a local, regional and national level.
We are seeking someone with an appetite for challenge. We need you to inspire school and academy leaders, to empower our school improvement team and to oversee wise appointments to governing bodies, trusts and committees. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of strategic management, and experience of influencing opinion and delivering change.
The post will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list via the Disclosure and Barring Service. There is a genuine occupational requirement for the individual to be a communicant member of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with it, or an equivalent member of a church that is a full member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
To request an application pack please contact Emma Fletcher at Hays Leadership on 01273 721579 or email: email@example.com
To discuss the role in more detail, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have the vision, effective leadership qualities and the essential people skills to be an enthusiastic and motivating leader? Would you welcome the opportunity to promote creative partnerships and collaborative working with other local schools?
The Board of Governors at St John’s Meads are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher to build on recent achievements and bring their own fresh ideas to take the school forward. Our new Headteacher should have a proven track record of effective leadership, raising standards and successful school improvement and should also promote excellence, equality and high expectations for all.
Our school is a popular, oversubscribed, one-form entry, Voluntary Aided Primary School situated in Meads village, on the western edge of Eastbourne where the South Downs National Park meets the sea. In June 2016, OFSTED rated the school as good and at the recent SIAMS inspection in April 2017 it was rated Outstanding. There is a strong Christian ethos evidenced through our ‘Rainbow Vision’ which underpins our caring and inclusive environment, where children are happy, safe and secure and thrive in everything they do.
Our new Headteacher will have:
• The best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions.
• Excellent leadership and organisational skills.
• The ability to build on success and manage change.
• Good inter-personal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire the staff team.
• The ability to form excellent relationships with children, parents, staff, governors, and local community.
• Empathy, good humour and resilience.
• A genuine commitment to the Christian ethos of the school.
In return we can offer you:
• A caring community of children who are courteous, welcoming, enthusiastic, eager to learn and proud of their school.
• A dedicated staff team who are keen to continue the development of their skills and competencies.
• Supportive parents who assist across the school through volunteering and raising funds.
• Experienced and supportive governors who are committed to excellence and school improvement.
• A place where Christian values are embedded in school practice.
• Strong links with our local Church and Diocese.
• A location near the sea and the South Downs with opportunities for beach and forest schools.
You are encouraged and warmly invited to visit St John’s Meads Primary School, prior to submitting an application. The Chair of Governors would be delighted to meet you and show you round so that you can see the school in action and have an opportunity to ask any questions.
For further information or to arrange a school visit, please contact Kate Wright by email or Academicis on: T: 01223-907-979 M: 07825-346-535 E: email@example.com
Eco Diocese Project Coordinator (Volunteer)
Would you like to be at the heart of our Diocesan work linking the Christian faith with care for the environment?
Do you have an interest in organising events and communicating with people and want to develop those skills further?
We are looking to appoint a project coordinator to help the Diocese work towards becoming an Eco Diocese over a two year period.
The post is voluntary and would ask any potential candidate to donate approximately 21 hours per month, flexible to fit their availability, to fulfil the duties it entails.
The principal team the project coordinator would be working with is the Diocesan Environmental Action Group (DEAG), which was created at the beginning of 2013 as a working party to deliver change in the Diocese. The group contains some highly skilled individuals in the areas of science, media and theology but all grounded in practice – in working at a Diocesan and parish level.
The post-holder will help coordinate the work of the DEAG in implementing the strategy for the Diocese of Chichester to be awarded Eco Diocese status.
The principal duties are:
• Work with the Rural and Environment Officer and DEAG to develop a programme of publicity and events to support the Diocesan aspiration to become an Eco Diocese.
• Arrange meetings of the DEAG and monitor progress of actions agreed relating to becoming an Eco Diocese.
• Liaise with officers at Church House, Hove, particularly the Communications Officer, with regards to Eco Diocese programme.
• Work with the DEAG to provide publicity and gather stories from parishes in support of the Eco Diocese programme.
• Be a point of contact for parishes interested in becoming Eco Churches and for those working towards Eco Church status.
• Help set up Eco Church training events and seminars by internationally known theologians for parishes, clergy and the wider diocese.
Through the project work the post holder will be able to gain experience of project management, media and communication skills and in organising events. They will also engage with the Diocese at a strategic level and help implement real change in its practice.
If you would like an informal chat about the post please contact The Revd Dr Mark Betson on on 07801 273074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Priest St Barnabas Pound Hill and Forgewood in the town of Crawley in W. Sussex
- A supportive and welcoming congregation
- 4 bedroomed rectory located near to the church, easy walking distance to shops and schools
- Excellent local facilities with good road and rail connections to London and the surrounding area
- Excellent schools – primary and secondary
- Community Hub
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 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
Chaplain vacancy for YMCA Downslink Group (North Sussex Communities) Based in Horsham, with regular travel across Mid and North Sussex
Permanent Contract £24,720 per annum (pro rata) 22.5 hours per week
We are looking for someone to join us as a chaplain working across North and Mid-Sussex. This is an exciting opportunity to expand and develop our current local chaplaincy support services that work across our housing projects and alongside our paid staff teams providing young people with informal support and where appropriate spiritual input. The chaplain will also provide some support for our staff in recognition of the challenging work that they are doing. In addition, the role will also focus on developing positive relationships with local Christian & faith communities that enable those communities to support and participate with the work of the YMCA.
The post holder will also be responsible for coordinating prayer support and other forms of Christian devotion where appropriate. The role will work closely with the Head of Communities for North Sussex and the Lead Chaplain.
As part of a genuine occupational requirement, the post holder will be required to demonstrate an active Christian faith. We are however not an evangelising organisation and our mission is inclusive; the chaplain will work as part of a staff team that have a wide range of personal beliefs.
Some formal theological training or background would be advantageous, but not essential. Key for the organisation is to find a person with the right personal characteristics that fit with our culture.
YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
More details are available on the YMCA website - link here