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  • Choir Leader/Organist for St Mary’s Walberton near Arundel

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Loving God, Loving Community

    St Mary’s Walberton has a choir of 13 people with a usual attendance of 9 people on a Sunday. We are in need of a choir leader and organist. We have a number of supporting organists who can cover absences, and Sunday evenings as necessary.

    Main duties: 

    • supporting the choir led weekly 9am Traditional service three times a months with a more informal Family Service once a month at 10.30am for which we might develop a children’s choir. 
    • playing twice a month at the 6pm evening service (or 10.30am informal service). 
    • playing at the major festivals (often in the evening) at Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ascension and Christmas Eve/Day 
    • Leading our weekly choir practice on a Friday evening.


    • The PCC has agreed to pay the RSCM rate for a rural church which is between £2,180 and £3,925 depending on whether the organist is vocational or professional. This will be negotiable depending on previous salary and experience and the number of services to be played. 
    • There are also handful of weddings and funerals each year where the organist charges the RSCM rate presently £80. These could be covered by others if necessary. 
    • We would expect to use the RSCM contract as the basis for terms and conditions including 6 weeks paid holiday.

    This post will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

    Further details: Contact Rev Tim Ward on 01243 551488 email: tjcward@uwclub.net or the church office on 01243 552792 email: walberton.stmarys@uwclub.net

  • Part-time Parish Administrator

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 3 January 2019

    Part-time Parish Administrator

    Are you looking for a part-time admin job? Midhurst Parish Church has a vacancy for a part-time Parish Administrator. The post is for 10 hours a week at a pay rate of £10 an hour. For further details and to apply online go to the church website: http://midhurstparishchurch.net/

    Or for a paper recruitment pack, phone the Parish Office at St Ann’s Hall, Midhurst on 01730-815356.

    To find out more about the life of Midhurst Parish Church go to its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidhurstChurch/

    If you’d like to discuss further details please contact Mike Abbott on 01730-814857 or email mike.abbott@midhurstparishchurch.net

    The closing date is Thursday 3 January 2019.

  • Organist/Music Leader for St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Ringmer

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Contract: Permanent, part time 

    Location: A large village 3 miles east of Lewes, next to Glyndebourne, on the edge of the South Downs National Park 

    We are seeking Christian musicians to help us develop our worship to meet the needs of all age groups within our community, whilst keeping many of our existing traditional and varied musical forms of worship appreciated by our regular worshippers. 

    We are looking for: 

    • a talented musician with a passion for playing our very fine organ (3 manual by Hill, Norman and Beard, 1922, major rebuild 1989 and in excellent order). 
    • an inspirational leader who will work enthusiastically with our dedicated choir in shaping our worship for the future, using a range of musical styles 
    • an innovator, enthusiastically providing encouragement and opportunities to develop worship that’s attractive and relevant across our community especially for our young people 

    If one or more of these roles could be for you, please don’t delay – get in touch to find out more. 

    Details on www.ringmerchurch.org.uk
    email ringmervicarpa@googlemail.com
    call Rev Beth McCleave on 01273 812243

  • Head of Pastoral Care and Counselling

    Type: Diocesan Administration By: Diocese of Chichester When: 31 December 2018

    Head of Pastoral Care and Counselling

    Employer: Diocese of Chichester

    Location: Hove

    Salary: £26,000 per annum (£32,500 FTE)

    Contract Term: 4 Day per week

    Closing date: 31st December 2018

    Interview date: 14th January 2018

    Job starts: End of February

    About the employer

    The Diocese of Chichester is the Church of England in Sussex. It almost exactly covers the counties of East and West Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove, stretching for nearly a hundred miles (160km) along the south coast of England. Today the diocese contains 506 churches in 365 parishes which are served by 450 clergy and 265 Readers.

    Role: The Diocese of Chichester is looking for a self-motivated, energetic and organised individual to work within the Apostolic Team.

    The main purpose of the role is to coordinate, facilitate and manage pastoral care and counselling to all clergy members and their immediate families.

    You will line manage the Assistant Officer for Pastoral Care and Counselling.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong counselling background and will be qualified, able to manage people and prioritise heavy workloads.

    Understanding of the Church of England would be an advantage.

    To apply for the role, please email the HR officer with your CV and a covering letter on how you met the criteria for the role using the Job description.

    Please download and read the Job Description below. To discuss the role in more detail, please call the HR Officer, Tash Islam on 01273 425695 or email Tash.islam@chichester.anglican.org. Please visit our website on http://www.chichester.anglican.org/

  • Youth Pastor - St Mary's Broadwater

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Introduction & Role Purpose 

    The purpose of this role is to lead and have oversight of the youth ministry based at St Mary’s Broadwater. We are currently in the process of developing our strategy for youth work across all three church sites and this is something we would envisage the Youth Pastor to be part of. The Youth Pastor will also contribute to Sunday service leading and preaching. 

    The Job 

    Youth Ministry 

    • Continue to train and develop the existing group of youth team leaders and helpers and encourage the participation of new team members. 
    • Lead, oversee, and take responsibility for weekly youth ministries, projects, and special events, plus annual events and conferences (e.g. New Wine, Big Church Day Out, Soul Survivor). 
    • To continue the work and development of the youth groups on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and other evenings developed by you and the team. 
    • Play an active role in the Worthing-wide youth initiative ‘Unite’. 
    • Train and mentor young people to lead and serve within their own youth group and in other settings (e.g. CUs). 
    • Develop links with secondary schools and colleges, maintaining current links, particularly with St Andrew’s School, taking a lead in assemblies. 
    • Develop relationships with parents and young people and provide regular communication and training. 
    • Use social media and visual communication. 
    • Ensure the youth work complies with safeguarding regulations. 
    • Manage and work within the youth financial budget and any other relevant budgets. 


    • Contribute to preaching, service leading, teaching, pastoral work, and administration as necessary. 
    • Serve on any church committees as required. 
    • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and staff development times. 
    • Pursue ongoing professional development through church leadership/youth leader networks and attend at least one church leadership/youth conference per year. 
    • The Youth Pastor will be allocated a line manager, which would usually be one of the clergy. 

    Terms & Conditions 

    Employed by: Broadwater PCC
    Responsible to: The Rector
    Length of Contract: Permanent (subject to a 6 month probationary period)
    Information: There is currently funding in place to fund this role for two years, with the hope that future funding can be secured.
    Conditions: It is a genuine occupational requirement that the person appointed is a Bible-believing and practising Christian. Appointment is subject to DBS approval. Start Date: January 2019 (later start date negotiable)
    Place of Work: The church offices in the Parish Centre, St Mary’s Church, and other locations on occasion.
    Work Hours: The role is 40 hours per week, including Sunday hours. Week day working hours to be agreed with your line manager. Due to the nature of the role flexibility will be required.
    Salary: £21-25k per annum depending on experience plus pension provision.
    Holiday Allowance: 25 days plus bank holidays.

    Person Specification 

    We are looking for someone with the following characteristics/skills: 

    • A committed, evangelical Christian – where Jesus is central. 
    • Good character, integrity, a consistent personal devotional life and open to the gifts of the Spirit. 
    • A recognised theology or ministry qualification or evidence of other appropriate theological training. • At least 2-3 years experience of leadership in a church context, including experience of working with young people (ideally with experience leading and co-ordinating youth work). 
    • A heart for pastoring, discipling, and teaching young people and encouraging them to flourish in their faith. 
    • Demonstrate a genuine love for and maintain a good rapport with young people. 
    • Be sensitive to the needs and pressures of teens with a knowledge of possible solutions.
    • A gifted communicator who can teach the Bible creatively and relevantly to young people. 
    • A proven ability to lead and inspire teams and evidence of being a team player. 
    • Competent in Microsoft Office. 
    • Enhanced DBS Clearance. 
    • Ability to work with and relate easily with people of various ages, backgrounds & abilities. 
    • Ability to relate to young people in a relevant way whilst remaining appropriately professional and strictly observing the diocesan child safeguarding policies and data protection policies. 
    • Ability & proven track record of creating and sustaining teams of volunteers and initiating new programmes. 
    • Ability to cultivate persons with leadership potential. 
    • Ability to work with the staff and committees in a team environment. 
    • Ability to reasonably organise and administrate responsibilities and work within a budget. 
    • Musical ability and proficiency in an instrument is desireable but not essential.

    For an application form or any questions please contact Bethany Hayes: office@stmarysbroadwater.org

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