Come and be part of our growing partnership at the gateway to the South Downs!
Are you the enthusiastic person that God is calling to lead our ministry to children and families in the beautiful Meads area of Eastbourne? The post is a jointly funded partnership between St John’s church and our C of E primary school and provides an exciting opportunity for a team leader to build upon the existing programmes of Christian activity and outreach with a particular focus on children in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Forming an important part of our ministry and school leadership team the successful applicant will work 40 hours per week working 16 hours (term time only) for the school and the remainder for the church and in the parish, with a starting salary of £25,000 pa.
Further details and the job description are available from the Church Administrator at the Church Office, St John the Evangelist, St John’s Road, Meads, Eastbourne, BN20 7ND. Tel: 01323 738 671 Email: email@example.com or visit the church website www.stjm.org.uk/church/.
The closing date for applications is 12 March 2018
Interview date Tuesday 27 March 2018
YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) was formed two years ago with a vision to be an inclusive organisation with a Christian foundation, transforming communities in Surrey and Sussex so that all children and young people can belong, contribute and thrive. As part of our strategic planning, we are looking for a new trustee to join the Board, with a specific responsibility for young people influencing.
About Us YMCA DLG is one of the largest YMCAs in the country serving our local communities in the south east across Surrey and Sussex. With a turnover of £12m and a staff team of 520, including 150 volunteers, we provide a range of services (including accommodation, health and well-being, advice & guidance, training, education and vocational support) which directly benefit around 15,000 children, young people and families each year.
We are in an exciting new chapter for YMCA DLG, one we have defined in our 2020 Vision: Youth Minded Community Approach, to extend our impact and reach to transform more young lives and to empower young people to participate and influence both internally and externally.
To help us achieve our vision we have a Board of Trustees committed to providing strategic direction and a sound and robust system of governance. We have had many successes in this area, including through the work of our YMCA Right Here project, and the #IAMWHOLE campaign.
The Role Working closely with the Executive Team, the Board sets and maintains the vision and mission and develops the strategy for the organisation.
The Board has regular meetings in different locations across the area. Trustees are also expected to make occasional visits to projects across Surrey and Sussex.
The position is not salaried and reasonable expenses will be paid.
We are seeking a new trustee who has relevant skills and experience in empowering and enabling young people to have a voice for influencing change. We welcome interest from people from a range of different backgrounds.
You must be in the age range of 18 - 30 years of age at the start of the tenure of the role
This is a great opportunity to be part of something very important, supporting our work with young people and ensuring young people are influencing at every level of our organisation.
As part of our vision of being an inclusive organisation with a Christian foundation we ask trustees to demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian faith.
Further Information For more information you can download the Trustee Recruitment Information Pack from our website - https://www.ymcadlg.org/job-vacancies/youth-trustee/
The closing date for applications is Monday 12th March 2018 at 9am.
The interview date is Tuesday 20th March 2018.
For an informal and confidential discussion please contact Fiona Hall, Head of People, on 01273 222550/557.
How to apply To apply for this position please provide an up to date CV with a short explanation as to why you are interested in working with us as a youth trustee to Fiona Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org:
YMCA DownsLink Group requires all staff and volunteers to be 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).
Are you looking for a career in Communications?
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic apprentice to assist with the planning and administration of our work, including the education department, and the delivery of key messages across the diocese to meet our strategic aims.
You will have a keen eye for detail and an interest in creating and delivering content using both traditional and digital communication channels.
As a communications apprentice, you will learn to apply key principles and practices to engage successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations, such as churches, schools and charities.
An understanding of both school and church life would be an advantage.
The role will be based at the Diocese of Chichester’s administrative centre in Hove, but some travel and out of hours work may be required from time to time.
If this role appeals to you, please get in touch with Tash Islam , HR Officer for the Diocese of Chichester to request a job description.
If you would like to speak to anyone about any aspect of the role please contact Tash in the first instance. 01273 421021
Deadline for application is Friday 16 March. Interviews 22/23 March
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 2 days per week, 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 the progress of actions agreed relating to becoming an Eco Diocese.
• Liaise with officers at Church House, Hove, particularly the Communications Officer, with regards to the 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 in 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.
Please send a CV to Tash Islam HR Officer or call 01273 421021 Deadline for applications is 16 March
The Bishop of Chichester wishes to appoint a half-time Priest, St Giles, Horsted Keynes
- Welcoming and friendly congregations
- Glorious rural location on the edge of the Ashdown Forest
- A non-stipendiary Deacon
- Eucharistic tradition of worship with a variety of services
- A large, 4-bedroom, modern and well-maintained rectory with stunning views
- Excellent school and transport links by road and rail (Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Gatwick)
We are praying for a Priest who:
- Will balance sensitively the needs of various worship backgrounds while developing and expanding ministry within the parish
- Will be an encouraging and prayerful presence within a caring and vibrant village community
- Has excellent communication skills and will connect with people of all ages
- Will continue to enhance and nurture the good relationship between parish and school
Application Form and Parish Profiles available from:
The Ven Fiona Windsor, The Archdeacon of Horsham,
20 Langley Lane, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0NA