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 firthparkmethodistchurch@gmail.com

For further information contact: Rev Mark Goodhand 0114 2420076, email markgoodhand@hotmail.co.uk

Closing date Friday 24th August 2018
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th September 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.

Safeguarding Supervising Case Worker

Part time (14 or 17.5 hours available)
Starting salary circa £33,750 – £43,875 (depending on experience)

The Methodist Church is committed to ensuring its churches are safe spaces for all. We work hard to ensure we comply with legal requirements, develop good practice, provide effective training and give excellent advice on individual cases.

There is now an exciting opportunity to join our new team serving Methodist districts across England, Wales, Scotland and the islands in taking this work forward and undertaking case work supervison to our district safeguarding officers and managing risk assessments.

If you are an experienced safeguarding professional with a relevant professional qualification, or relevant experience and expertise in child and/or adult protection, and in sympathy with the aims of the Methodist Church we would like to hear from you.  The post will serve the south east area and will be home based with travel within the area.  There will be meetings with the whole team in London.

For an informal discussion please contact the Safeguarding Adviser Tim Carter: Email:  cartert@methodistchurch.org.uk  Tel: 020 7467 3766

Closing date:  12 noon on 31 August 2018

Interviews will take place on: 15 October, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR

For more information about us visit:  http://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding

For further details and application pack please visit:
www.methodist.org.uk/jobs

Director of Learning for Ministry

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 Director of Learning for Ministry will be responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with learning institutions to deliver the formation that will equip and sustain those in ordained and lay ministry.

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 £38,400 to £48,000 is offered. For presbyters and deacons, the standard terms of service apply.

The application pack can be downloaded from: www.methodistchurch.org.uk

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 Wednesday 31 August 2018

Interviews will take place on Friday 14 September 2018

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 £29,800 to £37,250 per annum is offered. For ministers in Full Connexion the standard terms of service apply.

The application pack can be downloaded from: www.methodistchurch.org.uk

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 Wednesday 12 September 2018

Interviews will take place on Friday 28 September 2018

Secretary of the Methodist Forces Board

Do you have a commitment to the fulfillment of the Armed Forces Covenant and an understanding of the vital place of chaplaincy in the life of the Armed Forces?
The Connexional Team of the Methodist Church are looking for a Methodist Presbyter to serve as the Secretary of the Forces Board. The job entails the oversight of the provision of Methodist Chaplaincies in all three Armed Services and the continuation and development of the Forces Board Projects
The right person will be an excellent communicator who can work under pressure at the highest level, using wisdom, tact and spiritual maturity to skilfully steer and guide complex situations. A good imagination, a sense of humour and an ability to deliver work within set deadlines are also highly desirable characteristics. He/She will also have an understanding of,
and an empathy for, military life and will be able to represent the challenges of the chaplaincy to the Methodist and wider Church, as well as portraying the ethos of the Methodism within a military context. For this reason, strong proven experience of chaplaincy together with a deep commitment for the place of chaplaincy within the Armed Forces is essential.

Closing Date: 17 September 2018
Interview Date: 28 September 2018
For further details and application pack please visit:
www.methodist.org.uk/jobs

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 (admin@sheffieldmethodist.org) for more information.