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  • Organist – St George’s Church, East Worthing

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Contract: Negotiable, part time
    Location: South Coast, 10 miles West of Brighton

    Organist and or keyboard/pianist required:
    St George’s Church, Worthing, west Sussex

    St George’s is a family friendly parish Church, celebrating our 150th anniversary in July 2018.

    We have a competent keyboard player, a group of singers and an occasional ‘scratch’ band. The expectation is for a worshipper and a competent musician who would be sympathetic with the tempo and ethos of old & newer hymns and songs, to be part of the worship team, playing at our 10.30am Communion Services, on 2nd and 4th Sundays, and major festivals.

    The instrument is a 2-manual organ built in 1915, and rebuilt by J.W.Walker & Sons Ltd in 1973. It has been regularly serviced, annually, and it is in good repair.

    We also have a good quality Yamaha Clavinova keyboard that is linked into the Church sound system, which is due to be upgraded later this year.

    Remuneration will be between £35 and £50 per service, depending on experience.

    Please contact: Rev Brian Penfold, Vicar, 01903 203309 vicar.stgeorges@gmail.com or Mrs Helen Attwood, Church Administrator, 01903 219672 office@stgeorgesworthing.org.uk

  • Director of Music /Organist for the Parish Church of St Bartholomew

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 1 July 2018

    The Parish Church of St Bartholomew Burwash, East Sussex

    We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Music /Organist. We have a variety of Sunday services at 10am and Evensong at 6pm once a month plus occasional special services, weddings and funerals.

    Well maintained 2 manual pipe organ, a growing, enthusiastic robed choir and a friendly congregation.

    The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines.

    Please contact Rev'd Sally Epps
    E mail sallyaepps@btinternet.com
    Tel 01435 882301

  • Part Time Worship Pastor - St Matthias church in Brighton

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 11 June 2018

    Part Time Worship Pastor 

    St Matthias church in Brighton is seeking to recruit a part time Worship Pastor as part of the ‘Strategic Development Fund’ (SDF) church growth initiative. The Worship Pastor will oversee the worship at St Matthias, pastoring and training others to lead, and encouraging worship within the church. The role also involves overseeing the audio-visual aspects of the church, managing our website and our social media platforms. It’s an opportunity to help create excellent Sunday Services and to build, train and inspire a team. We’re looking for someone with a worshipping heart and with experience of leading worship. The candidate should have excellent musical ability twinned with the desire to improve. We seek a person who has the ability to train, counsel and advise people on a one to one level. 

    Salary: £17,142 per annum pro rata 20 hours per week including Sunday (half day).
    Advert Opening Date: Friday 18th May 2018.
    Closing Date: Monday 11th June 2018.
    Interview: Week commencing 18th June 2018.
    Appointment Start Date: September 2018. 

    Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
    There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a Christian. If you feel you have the qualities and experience we seek, please email tom@stmatthiasbrighton.org your CV along with a personal statement indicating why you feel suited to this post.
    Please include two referees including your current employer. 

    Job Descriptions can be sent on request.

  • Parish Administrator for Parish of St Mary the Virgin, Willingdon

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 7 May 2018

    £6,591 per annum (£8.45 per hour)
    Part time (15 hours per week, Monday to Friday) 

    St Mary’s is a busy parish to the north of Eastbourne. The church is situated in the heart of Willingdon Village, which also serves the community of Willingdon Trees. 

    We are looking for an experienced administrator to be responsible for the running of the many aspects of our busy parish office and church hall. 

    Applicants need excellent IT skills; Word, Excel and Publisher experience is essential. The successful candidate should have good communication and organisational skills, be adaptable and have a pleasant and approachable personality. An application form and a detailed copy of the job description are available on our church website www.stmaryswillingdon.org

    Please forward your completed application form to recruitment@sussexhr.co.uk

    It would be helpful if applicants have an understanding of Parish life and an appreciation of the Christian ethos. 

    Applicants should be aware that the Parish office is situated at mezzanine level and is accessed via two flights of stairs. 

    Closing date for applications 7th May 2018, however we reserve the right to close the vacancy sooner if the right candidate is identified prior to that date.

    Relevant documents;
    Parish Administrator Job Description
    Administrator Person Secification
    Application Form

  • Choir Director and Organist, St Nicolas Pevensey

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 1 June 2018

    Parish of Pevensey, St Nicolas, in the Diocese of Chichester

    Post of Choir Director and Organist, St Nicolas Pevensey 

    If you could play our 2 manual 1960 Wood Wordsworth organ on Sunday morning for the 11am traditional Sung Eucharist BCP then we would love to hear from you. We are a small parish church near Eastbourne, with a great tradition of music-making, a robed choir and a wonderful acoustic. Could you be the person to help our new vicar enhance the musical life of our church? Remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines plus weddings and funerals. 

    A job-share arrangement eg 2 Sundays per month would also be considered.

    Please see our full job description and call Abigail 07788774127 (Churchwarden) email: pevenseywarden@btinternet.com Website: www.cofechurchespevensey.org.uk

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