Minister for Digital Worship

Full time, Home-based: Seven-year termed appointment: Minister’s stipend  

URC Head Office:  Are you excited to help the church explore ways of extending worship and discipleship development digitally?

The Daily Devotions have become a treasured part of the life of the United Reformed Church.  This new role is designed to ensure that Daily Devotions and Daily Devotions Sunday Services are fully integrated into the worshipping life of the URC.  

In this role you will extend and develop the Daily Devotions and the Sunday Services. You will explore how emerging digital initiatives can enhance worship, discipleship and mission for individuals and congregations. You will take time to explore the context of a wide digital community and possible ways in which this ministry can develop, and Christian community fostered.

You will be an experienced preacher with an excellent understanding of worship and liturgy in the reformed tradition - acknowledging the diversity of the United Reformed Church. Effective use of technology and a working knowledge of digital editing is essential.

Experience of enabling new forms of ministry and supporting nascent Christian communities to flourish would contribute greatly to the impact this initiative can have on the reach and worship of the United Reformed Church.

If you wish to nominate anyone for this role please email by Sunday 12 September 2021

If you are interested in this role and can meet the above requirements, please contact us/see our website for an application form:

Human Resources, the United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

020 7691 9874

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 4 October 2021    Interview date: Wednesday 3 November 2021.

National URC: Designated Safeguarding Lead

Permanent contract, 35 hours per week; Salary: Circa £50,000

Are you a motivated and dedicated professional who has a strong conviction to safeguarding all people?

In this role you will be responsible for continuing the strategic development of safeguarding within the United Reformed Church and for promoting and disseminating a safeguarding culture throughout all Assembly level teams and programmes.

With extensive experience of advising on a range of safeguarding issues, you will have knowledge in safeguarding case management, preferably in the voluntary sector. Your knowledge of best practice and policy concerning issues related to the protection of children and adults at risk will be key to supporting the synods in the delivery of safeguarding procedures. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

There will be a flexible work environment with hybrid working from Church House in London and from home.

If you are interested and can meet the above requirements, please contact us/see our website for an application form (noting that we do not accept CVs) or phone 020 7691 9871 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 8 October 2021 Interview date: Tuesday 9 November 2021.

Lead Chaplain

Mission in the Economy (MitE) is seeking to appoint a Lead Chaplain to manage and develop

chaplaincy and community activities at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, as well as chaplaincy

provision in Liverpool City Centre. The ideal person will have excellent organisational skills, be

passionate about enabling people to be the best that they can be and have a desire to make a

difference to the people that they are working with.

MitE is an ecumenical Christian provider of workplace chaplaincy across the Merseyside

region. The chaplains come alongside people, providing a friendly listening ear to people of all

faiths and none. As an independent presence in the workplace, MitE's chaplains are ideally

placed to provide a confidential and safe space to enable those they meet to flourish in their

work life, wellbeing and spirituality.

The role is clearly defined between the Airport and the City Centre, with 16 hours/week

allocated to developing the chaplaincy team to LJLA. There is the possibility of these hours

increasing in the future. The Lead Chaplain would work to recruit, develop and strengthen the

availability and reputation of a chaplaincy team. The Lead Chaplain will also work closely with

the Community Liaison team to coordinate and deliver community projects.

The remaining 4 hours/week are allocated to a role with MitE to coordinate the chaplaincy team

in Liverpool City Centre. The Lead Chaplain would be expected to manage and develop the

current volunteer chaplains whilst recruiting and training new volunteers to the team.

This post is open to both lay and ordained people.

The Lead Chaplain will usually be located at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Speke, Liverpool

and Liverpool City Centre but may be required to attend elsewhere within the region.

20 hours/week (16 hours LJLA : 4 hours city centre)

£ 14,716 per annum (£14.15/hour)

For further information or an application pack contact:

Emma Howarth: or 0743 6361376 or 07597 793960,

MitE Chaplaincy, Liverpool Parish Church, Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Liverpool L2 8BT

Closing date for applications: 1 October 5pm

Dates for Interview (at LJLA):20 and 21 October 2021

For nationwide vacancies, please visit the national URC website here