We are looking for an experienced, pastoral and organised professional to lead our Initial Ministerial Education (IME) for Curates.

IME is a programme of ongoing training, development and support for our curates. The role is responsible for the delivery of residential events and study days throughout the year; monitoring the progress of curates including reviewing portfolios and reporting on their progress; providing support, encouragement and challenge to the curates; and ensuring that the programme is effectively and efficiently administered.

The right person for this role will be an organised people person who is a skilled and engaging teacher. It is essential to have at least 3 years’ experience of parish ministry post curacy, knowledge of ministerial formation and a qualification to teach theological subjects. Pastoral/counselling skills, facilitation and excellent general communication skills are also required.

There is an occupational requirement to be a practising Christian for this role. In fact, it requires an experienced ordained priest in the Church of England and must have a commitment to personal discipleship and a willingness to share spiritual insights with others.

This is an interesting and unusual opportunity to play a key role in the development of our curates and gives scope to use skills, experiences and knowledge to have significant impact.

At the Diocese of Truro, we really value work-life balance and employee wellbeing, have a friendly and supportive working environment and are committed to encouraging your development. We offer benefits to such as a range of wellbeing activities, flexible working, up to 26 days leave and a Pension Scheme with 9-15% employer contribution. Find out more here about working for us: Working with us – See our vacancies – Truro Diocese : Truro Diocese

Interested parties might like to know that there are a number of House for Duty roles which could compliment this role. There is one currently being advertised here: https://trurodiocese.org.uk/vacancies/house-for-duty/ and there will be another in August. Please speak to us if interested in this.

To apply and for more information please visit the Pathways recruitment site: https://www.cofepathways.org/members/modules/job/detail.php?record=7282.  Sorry, we do not accept CVs.

An enhanced DBS is required as part of this role.

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Salary
£21,000 - £22,800 (£35,000 -£38,000 pro rata) per annum
Hours
21 hours per week (flexible working considered). Includes 2 residentials per year (one during a weekend).
Application closing date
Applications to be received by midnight on the closing date 21 July 2024
Interview date
30 July 2024 in person in Truro
Contact information