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Vacancies in the Diocese of Ely

Salary range: £70k-£75k

Required for September 1st, a Director of Education who will also act as Chief Executive of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust.

The role requires someone of significant educational experience who possesses highly developed strategic planning skills, and entrepreneurial and leadership flair. The postholder will provide vision, leadership and direction to the diocesan education team and to Church schools and academies across the whole Diocese. He/she must possess a deep understanding of primary education, a clear vision for the role of Church schools in a fast moving educational environment and be an excellent communicator.

This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead in shaping the future of education as the Diocese embarks upon a ten-year strategy in which a high quality Christian education will play a key role.

Closing date: Monday 9th March 12 noon.

For an informal conversation, please contact Tricia Pritchard on 01353 652711


The Diocese of Ely invites applications for this Full-time post

This key strategic role, based in the Department of Mission in the Diocese of Ely, will promote and further develop the work in Fresh Expressions of Church. It will include helping churches engage in new and creative ways with young adults. Be part of a dynamic and growing Mission Team.

As Fresh Expressions of Church & Young Adult Adviser, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Help more Fresh Expressions of Church to emerge
  • Encourage and develop new initiatives and new communities among young adults
  • Contribute to the Mission Team and the strategic development of Mission in the Diocese

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th March 2015
Interviews at Ely Diocesan Offices on: Monday 23th March 2015

Further details of the job description and an application pack can be found below or can be requested from Rachael Heffer on: Rachael.heffer@office.ely.anglican.org or 01353 652736.

For an informal conversation please contact Peter Wood, the Director of Mission on 01353 652723.


Doddington with Benwick and Wimblington

Our Encouraging Team and Supportive Churches are seeking to appoint a House for Duty Priest to live in Doddington in Cambridgeshire in the Diocese of Ely.

You will work on Sundays and two other days and to live in the well-appointed 5 bedroom modern rectory in Doddington.  Doddington is a pleasant village within striking distance of Ely, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We would like you to become a member of our Ministry Team working with our Priest in Charge, Retired Priest, Licensed Lay Minister, LLMs and Lay Leaders.

We seek someone with a flexible approach who values scripture and church teaching with a caring nature and good humoured disposition.

For an informal conversation, please contact the Priest in Charge:
The Rev’d Kevin Fitzgibbon
Telephone 01354 680969   Email : k.fitzgibbon@care4free.net

Requests for an application pack and parish profiles to:
The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, c/o Mrs Karen Steyn, Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX,
Email:  archdeacon.handw@ely.anglican.org.

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.


We seek to appoint a dynamic and inspiring professional to lead and develop the cathedral's educational outreach programme within the magnificent setting of Ely's historic Cathedral. Applicants must hold QTS or equivalent, have proven leadership skills and be committed to promoting the spiritual and educational development of children and young people. This is a full-time or near full-time post.

Please send a current CV and a covering letter, stating why you wish to apply for this post, plus the names of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer, to: Mrs. Sarah Coakley, Chapter House, The College, Ely, CB74DL. Tel: 01353 660307. Email: s.coakley@elycathedral.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th March.
Interviews: Thursday March 19th.

Other Vacancies


The Trustees of The Pilsdon at Malling Community wish to appoint a Guardian (ordained or lay) to succeed the present Guardian, who is retiring in October 2015.

Pilsdon at Malling is an ecumenical Christian community of people who choose to live together and offer hospitality to people in need. To those on the margins of society Pilsdon offers refuge and a life of prayer and simple manual work. It is based in a former monastery, adjacent to the Anglican Benedictine Abbey of St Mary, and set in six acres at West Malling in Kent. The leadership of the Community comes from the Guardian and other community members.

Please send expressions of interest to: The Revd Douglas Robertson, Chair of Trustees, The Vicarage, 4 Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent TN2 4PD. Closing date for applications is 13 March 2015.


Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force need a second padre.  Chaplains need to be ordained or equivalent and of incumbent status and have an affinity with teenagers and a sense of adventure. Male or female, a military background isn’t required but, given that cadets are aged 13-18, there is quite a big requirement for TLC and pastoral care/ homesickness. There is an upper age limit of 65.

Padres are required to accompany the cadets on their 10 day summer camp, acting as the welfare team.  Summer camp means a training camp somewhere, from which the cadets go out in various groups into the training area to practise fieldcraft, onto the ranges, participate in watersports, go on battlefield tours or whatever.  The padre can be assured of a bed within the camp. 

Further details can be obtained from:

Lt Col J A ALLAN QVRM TD Deputy Chief Executive EA RFCA
Civ 01245 244805 Mob 07712 637652