Job Vacancies & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Vacancies

 Community Worker – Firth Park Methodist Church

Full time (37 hrs/week) Fixed Term for three years subject to funding.

Firth Park Methodist Church is at an exciting moment in its development and is seeking to employ an enthusiastic person to join the team to operate its Soft Play facility. The purpose of the facility will be to provide an essential service to the local community and develop Fresh Expressions of church.

The salary will be dependent on qualifications and relevant experience and is expected to be in the region of £18,000 – £22,000 pa (with pension provision)

For applications packs please contact:
Firth Park Methodist Church, 8 Stubbin Lane, Sheffield, S5 6QL, tel. 0114 2490674, email

For further information contact: Rev Mark Goodhand 0114 2420076, email

Closing date Thursday 22 November 2018
Interviews will be held on Monday 3rd December 2018

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS is required for this post. We are an equal opportunities employer but there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: part 1, schedule 9.

Royal Wootton Bassett & Purton (Wiltshire), Upper Thames Circuit, has a vacancy for a

Connexional Vocations Advisor

This is a key post within the Ministries: Vocations and Worship Team which exists to foster and support vocations to accredited ministries to enable the Church to fulfil Our Calling. The team oversees the processes of selection and training for lay and ordained and the strategic work of encouraging Christians to discern God’s call on their lives.

Within the team, the Methodist Church’s Vocations’ Advisor will be the lead person developing and implementing a Vocations Strategy for the Methodist Church working closely with colleagues in the Conference Office, the Learning Network and the Ministries Committee. S/he will have responsibility for the design and implementation of programmes and materials to encourage Methodist men and women seriously and prayerfully to consider their and will act as an advocate for vocational thinking throughout the Connexion.

This is a role based at Methodist Church House but which will require considerable travel around the Connexion. For a lay employee, a salary (including London weighting) of £35,000 to £39,950 per annum is offered. For ministers in Full Connexion the standard terms of service apply.

The application pack can be downloaded from:

If you do not have access to the internet for the application packs please contact the Methodist Church Helpdesk on 020 7486 5502.

Closing date for completed applications is noon on Monday 5th November 2018 

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th December September 2018

Return to: 

Methodist Church House, 25, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR



Are you excited by seeing young people coming to know Christ and growing in their faith?

Do you have a heart for young people and their parents?

We are looking for a person with a maturing faith, who is enthusiastic and a good communicator to take on the role of Christian Youth Worker in a shared placement based at Royal Wootton Bassett [Methodist] and Purton [Anglican – Methodist LEP ].

We wish to appoint a suitably gifted individual who will lead the provision and development of our Youth Work to focus on schools year 4 and upwards. Building on the current work in these two communities and with a committed team of volunteers, our objective is to see young people come to a living faith in Jesus.

For Application Pack Contact: Upper Thames Circuit Office:, Tel. 01793 764544

CLOSING DATE  Monday November 5th 2018

Church Worker (Lay or Ordained Pastor) for Chinese Ministry – Huddersfield
Circuit, Yorkshire West District

Salary: £12,646 per annum
Hours of Work: 20 hours per week (part time)
Period: One year, with the possibility of securing funding for a further 4 years
Working area: Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Closing Date: 15th October 2018
Date of Interview: week beginning 22nd October
Anticipated starting date for the employment: 1st January 2019

An exciting opportunity is now available to participate in developing the Chinese Fellowship ministry in Huddersfield.

We are looking for a mature Christian with a calling to the Chinese ministry. They should have a good education and a working knowledge of the Bible, and be sympathetic to  Methodism. An ability to communicate fluently in Chinese and English is required. Some experience in Chinese ministry in the UK is preferred. An ability to preach is a pre-requisite and a desire to learn will be an advantage.

They should also have a good understanding of safeguarding practice and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the successful candidate will be a practising Christian.

For a full job description and information/application pack please email Rev Sally Spencer:

Volunteer Opportunities

District Trustee for The Foundry, Sheffield

  • Interested in finance? Any good at fundraising?
  • Know anything about VAT, Business Rates or Listed Buildings?
  • Got contacts with property expertise?  Know anything about conservation?

If you can answer “yes!” to any of the above then you may be just the kind of person that The Foundry, Sheffield is looking for to join their team of Trustees.

If you’re happy to be part of a team but also take your own initiative, would be enthusiastic about seeing a historic building in the centre of Sheffield thrive

If you could commit to a 1 ½ hour long meeting every 6-8 weeks, then this may be just the place for you.

The Foundry, Sheffield is a charitable organisation which manages Victoria Hall effectively, safely and in the interests of all those who rent, use or visit the building.  The trustees are all volunteers with a range of specialist knowledge, who are seeking to make improvements to the building and the facilities it offers.

If you are interested, and think this could be just the role for you, please contact the District Office ( for more information.

Could you help to lead City of Sanctuary Sheffield?

Sheffield is the birthplace of the City of Sanctuary movement, which is building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK.

We are looking for new trustees to help lead City of Sanctuary Sheffield in exciting times – developing our new city-centre social space, building our volunteer team and extending our outreach work in local schools and communities. This is a vital and rewarding voluntary role, working alongside people of many different cultures, faiths and backgrounds from all over the world.

If you are committed to welcoming people in need of safety, and have skills and experience in organisation governance, media and PR, fundraising, human resources or financial management, we would love to hear from you. We would like to recruit people with diverse life experiences and from different communities. Those with experience of the asylum system are especially welcome to apply.

For more information about the role, please contact: