Job Vacancies & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Vacancies

Regional Learning and Development Officer – East Central Region

If you are keen and enthusiastic about helping to further the mission of our churches, circuits and districts, then we would like to hear from you. As an experienced professional with a proven track record in learning and development, you will be part of a learning network within the Discipleship and Evangelism Cluster of The Methodist Church.

We are seeking to recruit a home based part time post (17.5 Hours/week equivalent worked in a pattern of annualised hours) in the East Central region of the Learning Network (working across the Northampton, Nottingham & Derby and Lincolnshire Districts of the Methodist Church with substantial work in the south of the Region geographically placed between Northampton & the M25/M4 corridor).

The team covers a wide range of learning and development areas within the life of the church aimed at supporting and encouraging the church in living out Our Calling ‘The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission’ and can be called upon to deliver support across the Connexion.

The role includes:

  • preparing and delivering a range of learning and development activities, events and initiatives
  • meeting with colleagues to plan, develop and review programmes of learning and development
  • building good relationships with aligned Districts and regions, individuals and communities across the church and beyond
  • sharing individual gifts and experiences across a number of teams and other groups
  • significant travel, weekend and evening work

Please request additional information for specific details of the role we are recruiting
Successful candidates will join a 43 strong, GB-wide network of learning and development professionals – the Learning Network.

For a lay employee, a salary (including London weighting) of £26,600-32,250 per annum is offered pro rata. For ministers in Full Connexion the standard terms of service apply.
More details about the roles are available at

Closing Date: Monday 14 January 2019
Interviews: will be held in Nottingham on 4 February 2019

Director of Global Relationships

Location: MCH

Reports to the Head of Mission and Advocacy

Grade 5

We are looking for a strategic thinker with a passion for collaborative mission across the world combined with the proven ability to manage relationships, lead staff and deliver change.

The Global Relationships or World Church team within the Methodist Church of Britain is responsible for our partnership with some 60 Methodist Churches around the world, and other related organisations.  We sustain multiple programmes of work including the making of grants to support and resource our partners, training and capacity development, and several streams of People-to-People (P2P) programmes for the exchange of mission personnel and other visits.

The Director will oversee and develop the Methodist Church’s vision and strategy for global relationships, share in God’s mission by managing our international programmes and lead the work of the World Church Relationships team as it continues to evolve.

The right candidate will have a qualification in a relevant field of study, such as mission studies, and substantial experience of work overseas, possibly as a mission partner.  You will be an outstanding communicator and relationship builder, with a proven track record in leading staff, implementing change and thinking strategically.

This position has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that you should also be a member of a Methodist Church (defined as one that is a member of the World Methodist Council)

Closing date for applications: Thursday 17th January 2019 at 12 noon

Interview Date: Tuesday 29th January 2019

Download the Job Description here: JD_Director_of_Global_Relationships_Nov 18


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: