District and Mission Facilitator Synod

The Methodist Church Liverpool District is re-advertising this revised role.

This appointment will play a leading role in supporting circuits and churches to emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic recognising how the church and the world have been changed. It will encourage and equip churches to build on their discoveries and embrace new opportunities for mission in a transformed world.

The appointment is focussed on enabling leaders (ordained and lay) to develop cohesive mission plans that will increase the capacity for mission and evangelism with due regard to the priorities identified by the District, and in line with connexional policies and initiatives, notably “Priorities for the Methodist Church” and the emerging “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).

The Job and Person Specification and Application Forms are available on the district website, (https://liverpoolmethodistdistrict.org.uk/vacancies/)or from the District Administrator: admin@liverpoolmethodist.org.uk.

Please submit completed application forms, describing how you demonstrate the skills and experience required, together with CV details and the names and addresses of two referees by email to  synodsec@liverpoolmethodist.org.uk. Applicants who previously applied are welcome to re-apply if they can demonstrate the full range of requirements of the person specification.

All applications must be received by noon on Tuesday 5 January 2021.  Shortlisting will take place by Friday 8 January and interviews for the short-listed candidates will be held on either Thursday 14 or Friday 15 January (by Zoom if face-to-face remains unavailable).  The appointment will commence, by negotiation, as soon as possible thereafter (subject to DBS Disclosure and satisfactory references).

Moderator URC Mersey Synod

Full-time, seven-year termed appointment. Minister's stipend. General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as Mersey Synod Moderator from June 2021, or shortly after. This is an opportunity for a new Moderator to join us to help discern vision, mission and priorities over this new phase in our spiritual journey together; a Moderator who is able to support current church life whilst also looking to develop new ways of being church, serving communities and sharing faith. You will be passionate about your faith, dynamic in living out the Good News, and be able to provide inspirational and pastoral leadership to ministers and churches. You will possess the gifts needed to support and encourage ministers as they work through the challenges ahead. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to continue to develop and create our vision
  • walking the way and concentrating on the spiritual life and missional discipleship of the Synod
  • pastoral gifts and a readiness to explore new ways of being Church
  • experience of collaborative team working and an ability to delegate
  • a commitment to building relationships ecumenically and with other faith groups.

If you wish to nominate a minister for this post, please write to: Deepti Upadhyaya at recruitment@urc.org.uk by Tuesday  1 December 2020.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form and send it to:

Deepti Upadhyaya at recruitment@urc.org.uk by 12 noon, Friday 8 January 2021 or

Human Resources, The United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT, 020 7691 9871.

Interview date: Tuesday 9 February 2021.

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a Minister of Word and Sacraments of the United Reformed Church.

This post also requires an enhanced DBS certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Mersey Synod Profile

Role description

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For nationwide vacancies, please visit the national URC website here