Job Vacancies & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Vacancies

District Safeguarding Officer

Sheffield District is seeking to recruit a District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

The appointment is for 18 hours per week to be worked flexibly including evenings and occasional weekends, with a probationary period of 3 months.

Salary will be between £17 & £21 per hour
(£15,912 – £22,932 per annum depending on agreed hours and experience).

The District Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the safeguarding work for the Methodist Church in the Sheffield District.

Working in partnership with the District Safeguarding Group, the main tasks will be to:

  • Oversee church, circuit and district compliance with the Methodist Church’s Safeguarding procedures
  • Provide policy advice and other guidance to churches and Circuits
  • Take a lead on working with individual cases in the District including representing the Church in meetings with external organisations
  • Ensure that both his/her own work, and other safeguarding work in the District, is supported through full case recording
  • Promote good communication and effective information sharing
  • Undertake safeguarding risk assessments for the Connexional Safeguarding Advisory Panel
  • Be committed to personal continuing professional development and to the provision of opportunities for safeguarding learning within the District.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the aims, objectives and ethos of the Methodist Church with expertise and experience in child and/or adult protection.

Application pack is available on the Sheffield District web site:

Alternatively please email the District Administrators on  or call 0114 270 9990

Safeguarding Job Description – May 2018
Person Specification – May 2018

DSO Application
Equalityand Diversity Monitoring Form

Closing date:  12 noon on Friday 15th June 2018
Interviews in Sheffield on Monday 9th July 2018

Family Outreach Worker at Bents Green Methodist Church

20 hours per week from September 2018

Bents Green Methodist Church is seeking to employ a Family Outreach Worker who will engage with families and young adults connected with the church or on the fringe of the church, and support them on their journey of faith into a closer relationship with Christ and His Kingdom.  We would welcome someone with initiative who can develop good relationships with families and young adults in our existing activities, and will also have the imagination and skills to create new opportunities for friendships.  The church serves the community of Bents Green on the South-Western edge of Sheffield, close to the Peak District National Park.  We have about 100 members, with worship services in a variety of styles, and activities for all age groups.  We have about 50 families involved in our activities, with over 60 adults DBS-checked and fully trained in safeguarding to support this work.  We have a range of house, prayer and fellowship groups.  Pastoral care is a priority.

The successful candidate will be employed by Sheffield Methodist Circuit, but be exclusively based and managed at Bents Green.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th July.  For an application pack please contact the Sheffield Circuit Office:, 0114 299 7130 or 0114 272 6561, or The Furnival, 199 Verdon Street, Sheffield, S3 9QQ.

Development Worker – MET

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Development Worker for MET, to advocate and promote the work of MET nationally within the Methodist church and beyond.

We are looking for someone who is gifted in preaching/teaching and able to encourage, equip and support evangelicals in their ministry.

This is a full time post, but could be a job share for two part-time roles.
Salary range: £25,000 – £28,000. (For presbyters and deacons of the Methodist Church normal terms and conditions apply).

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.
It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is an evangelical Christian.

For a job pack and further information please visit:
Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018 (12 noon)
Interview Date: Friday 20th July 2018 – Westminster, London

Volunteer Opportunities

Help Stop Modern Slavery

  • Fivefold increase in the number of victims supported by The Salvation Army in as many years
  • 27 percent rise in cases of Modern Slavery seen by The Salvation Army in a year
  • 2,013 victims received support from The Salvation Army in Year 5 of the contract

How can you help?

  • Do you drive? Do you have a car? If you answer yes, then  we need your help. The Salvation Army needs drivers to transport victims of trafficking to safe location
  • No car, no problem, we need chaperones too. People just like you, who have a deep empathy for trafficked victims and understand the role the Salvation army plays in their care
  • Become a prayer warrior support this important area of mission for the Salvation Army

For further information, please contact Daniel Weaver (National Transport Coordinator) 08442640035/03003038151

10 Volunteers Needed

for the Connexional Grants Committee and Streams
from September 2018

We are seeking volunteers (lay or ordained) to contribute to this important piece of mission resource work for 3-6 years.

Do you have the time, interest and skill to help assess grant applications and ensure that funding is used for missional purposes? Much of the work is done online and by telephone conferencing with 2-3 meetings in London per year.

New Members are needed as follows:

  • Connexional Grants Committee – 1
  • Mission and Ministry Stream – up to 3
  • MELD (British grants) – 1
  • World Church Approvals Group – 3

We particularly welcome Black and Ethnic minority applicants, young people and women who are under-represented within the constituent groups of the Connexional Grants Committee.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday, 9 July 2018

Interview & Information day: Monday 23 July 2018 (all day) in London. Expenses will be paid. Another day may be arranged if necessary.

Further details and Expression of Interest form from:
Development & Personnel Office, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR