Higher Education Full Time Lay Chaplain 

Liverpool (working as part of the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church)
Full Time  Salary: £25,000-£29,000 
Closing Date: 10 July 2020                            
Interview Date: 31 July 2020 (via Zoom)

Are you passionate about working in a chaplaincy team nurturing students in the Christian faith? Are you excited to build a Christian community, welcoming those from all faith backgrounds without discrimination or prejudice?  Find out more

Resources District Mission and Evangelism Facilitator 

To work in partnership with leaders in the district, circuits and churches to develop confidence and capacity for Mission and Evangelism in line with the Methodist Church’s developing God for All – Evangelism and Growth Strategy. This is a permanent part time (0.5 FTE) appointment open to lay or ordained people, with a requirement for flexible working.  The salary will be £32,553 (FTE) pro rata (or for an ordained person ½ stipend) dependent on experience, plus expenses. Ordained applicants should note that no manse provision is available with this post. Leave entitlement will be 14 days paid holiday a year inclusive of public holidays (pro – rata). All applications must be received by noon on 5 July 2020.  Shortlisting will take place by 6 July and interviews for the short-listed candidates will be held w/c 20 July (by Zoom if face-to-face remains unavailable) – with a view to the appointment commencing on 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter (subject to DBS Disclosure and satisfactory references).Find out more


General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as  Thames North Synod Moderator following the retirement of the Revd Dr Andrew Prasad. The start date is to be confirmed but will be between March and June 2021. Find out more

Office Manager

The URC North Western Synod is looking to recruit an experienced office administrator as its new office manager. The Office Manager is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the Synod Office and associated meeting rooms. You will also support the Synod’s officers and administer the Synod’s committees. They are looking for a candidate whose career has encompassed both the effective running a busy office and personal responsibility for the day to day management of premises. You will be organized, able to prioritize, willing to respond positively to line-management, and have a flexible approach to changing priorities and work patterns. The office is currently located in Eccles, Manchester but the Synod is in the early stages of acquiring new premises in Salford Quays. The successful applicant will have a critical role in the management of the relocation.

Salary: £27,900 to £34,000 depending on experience. Interviews: 1 or 2 July. 

Please contact office@nwsynod.org.uk for an application form. 

Role description


Wessex Synod Clerk 

18 hours per week Salary: £13,800 (equivalent to 50% of ministerial stipend)

Applications from elders, members, retired ministers and non-stipendiary ministers are all welcome.

The role of Synod Clerk in the Wessex Synod has six principal elements:
1. To support the life and work of the Synod.
2. To work with the Synod Moderator, providing support and assistance as appropriate.
3. To support the work of the Synod Executive.
4. To facilitate the access of individuals, churches and committees to the information and connections they need to work effectively.
5. To be a means of connecting the Synod with the wider life of the United Reformed Church.
6. To direct the provision of administrative support to the work of the Synod.

Wessex Synod covers a large part of central Southern England. The post holder will be expected to live within the Synod area, to work from home, spend time in the Synod Office and also be willing at times to travel throughout the area. The Job description and person specification are available from the Synod Office, and anyone wishing to talk informally about what is involved should contact the current clerk. For an application form, please contact the Synod Office: office@urcwessex.org.uk 

Telephone: 023 8067 8570. Closing date for applications: Noon on 22 June 2020. 
Interview date: 8 July 2020.

Great opportunity 

If you're aged 18-23, want to work with some amazing people from all walks of life and backgrounds; learn new skills and have the independence and support to be creative – then being an OPP might be for you. It is a year-long, paid, part-time position where young people can help shape the ministry and missions of the church at a local, regional and national level.

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For nationwide vacancies, please visit the main URC website here