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.


The Diocese of Truro strives to be trauma informed, and is committed to developing safer policies, cultures, and practices.

£21,000 - £22,800 (£35,000 -£38,000 pro rata) per annum
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
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