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Administration and Operations Co-ordinator- Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Whirlow Spirituality Centre works in partnership with All Saints, Ecclesall, a beautiful chapel and events centre in Whirlow. Whilst the centre operates its day to day work under the board of Whirlow Grange Ltd, All Saints, Ecclesall continues to offer support with the employment and payroll element of it’s work. Therefore, although you will be employed by Ecclesall PCC, you will be based and managed at Whirlow Spirituality Centre, under the direction of the organisation’s friendly and supportive Chaplain, Joy Adams.

The role is part time, for 15 hours a week, to be worked over 3 or 4 days including Mondays The role is paid £14 per hour

If you have any questions about the post, please call our Operations Manager, Rachel McLafferty on 0114 2687574. The recruitment documents are available to download below, and can be returned by email or by post. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 8th February 2019.

Cover letter

Administration and Operations Co-ordinator Job Description and Person Specification

Administration and Operations Co-ordinator Terms and Conditions

Application Form

Community Outreach Worker


Priory Place Methodist Church, in the heart of the Doncaster Town Centre, is looking for a full time Christian Lay Employee to develop its work in the community particularly with young people and families and to develop fresh expressions of worship to meet the needs of this group.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized and motivated person for this exciting new role.

The successful applicant will have theological qualifications and be a member of a Church belonging to Churches Together in Britain. They will have experience of initiating and developing innovative outreach and evangelism projects. They will have experience of leading a volunteer team with evidence of planning and leading worship in a contemporary style; therefore, musical abilities would be desirable. They will be able to think missionally in an urban setting and to drive the work by motivating others and an ability to set goals without direct supervision.

The salary £24,107 plus contributory pension.

Contact Rev. Tom Read at or 01302 323077 for an information pack and application form.
Applications by 14th January 2019
Interviews Friday 18th January 2019 subject to candidate availability.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be a practicing Christian.

Pre-school Children / Families Worker

A fantastic one year (initially) opportunity for someone to join our Community Team at EMMANUEL METHODIST CHURCH, BARNSLEY to:

  • Make a contribution to our local community.
  • Co-ordinate and lead Emmanuel’s pre-school groups including Toddlers groups and Baby Chat
  • Encourage, engage and inspire the active support of volunteers to take on responsibilities
  • Be enthusiastic about promoting Emmanuel’s events and working as part of the Emmanuel staff team

Contracted hours: 10 hrs per week
Hourly Rate:  £10
Contract Period: fixed term 31st January to 31st December 2019 (start date flexible)

Interested?  Email Recruitment:  for an application pack.

Closing date for applications:         18/01/2019
Date of Interview:   24/01/2019

Academic Director

Cliff College is seeking an Academic Director to join its senior leadership team at this exciting and challenging time in the life of the College. We are looking for an inspirational leader who is willing and able to play a key role in the team that will shape and mould the College as it lives out its history, identity and purpose to equip and serve the local church in mission and evangelism.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience of leadership and management in an HE setting
  • is an experienced teacher of theology or related subject
  • has a heart for mission and evangelism
  • is willing to play a key role in the life of the Cliff College community

If this is you then please contact the Academic Registrar for more information or download the details from our website.

Salary:                £42,000

Closing date:     Monday 28 January 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews:        week beginning 11 February 2019

For more information see the Employment Opportunities section on the College’s website or contact Allison at

Methodist Internship Programme

The Methodist Church is seeking young adults who want a unique opportunity to develop their careers and their faith.  The exciting opportunity for 21-26 year olds offers a year exploring faith and personal development alongside a paid employment with a range of professional organisations across a variety of business and charity sectors.

The new The Methodist Internship Programme scheme combines training and mentoring to support professional, personal and spiritual development. With a programme to develop both the intern’s faith and their career potential, participation will be a considerable addition to CVs as well as a significant step up into the intern’s career of choice.

The Methodist Internship Programme runs from mid-September 2019 – August 30th 2020.

Each intern will be paid a living wage by the Methodist Church, along with other travel expenses associated with the placement. (excluding accommodation). They will undertake mid-week residential training events and have a dedicated mentor to examine the complexity and opportunities of expressing your faith through your career.

Roles with the following organisations/sectors are currently available: (More roles will be advertised in early 2019).

  • Charity – Action for Children
  • Finance – Central Finance Board
  • Politics and Advocacy – House of Lords & Joint Public Issues Team (Methodist Church)
  • Politics & Advocacy – House of Commons & JPIT & Methodist Conference Office
  • International Development & Communications – All We Can
  • Research & Events – St Georges House Windsor

More information here: Methodist Internship Programme 2019 Advert

Project Archivist – Methodist Missionary Society Archive

0.6FTE fixed term initially of 24 months (21 hours per week)
£30,000 pro rata

The Methodist Church is seeking a part-time, experienced archivist to appraise an archive of largely, but not exclusively, twentieth-century missionary records and other items. This Project Archivist will need to appraise the records and remove material inappropriate for deposit, and prepare for relocation those records and other items appropriate for permanent preservation and suitable for research purposes. The archive will mostly be deposited with the SOAS Library, University of London (or occasionally another Methodist archive or museum collection).

The Project Archivist will help to recruit and supervise a small group of volunteers to allow this work to progress in a timely manner. We hope there will be occasional opportunities to promote the collection of historic Methodist missionary manuscripts, images and printed books held at the SOAS Library using interesting items from this work on the archive.

Applicants should be graduates with a postgraduate archive qualification. You will have relevant collection management, conservation and cataloguing experience, preferably in the context of religious archives with excellent communication and team-working skills. Knowledge of missionary and or Methodist history would be an advantage.

The number of hours per day and on which weekdays they are worked by the Project Archivist is negotiable, but it would be preferable if the Project Archivists worked at least 3 hours per week at the same time on the same day to ensure continuity. This work will be based in the Methodist Church offices in London, but there may be occasional need to visit the records stored offsite and out of London, for which expenses will be paid. The Methodist Church is committed to making its archives accessible, as part of mission and outreach, and you will need to be sympathetic to the ethos of the Methodist Church

Closing Date: 28th January 2019
Interview Date: 7th February 2019
Further details and application form from:
HR and Development, Methodist Church House,
25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR

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: