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Vacancies in the Diocese of Ely


A full time Diocesan Surveyor is required to lead a small property department within the diocesan offices based in Ely, Cambridge. This is a statutory post required under the Repair of Buildings & Benefices Measure 1972 (RBBM). Salary ranged between £32k-£36k.

The work of the Diocesan Surveyor will be (inter alia):

  • to carry out the duties and obligations prescribed under the RBBM
  • to manage and maintain and develop the diocesan property portfolio of 172 houses and occasionally other properties
  • to lead the minor and major capital works projects

The candidate should have

  • membership of either the RICS, RIBA and/or CIOB
  • a proven record of appropriate experience in building surveying
  • able to work in a team environment and to work within defined strategies
  • sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Church of England

For an application form and pack please apply to
Mrs Stella Green, Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX
Tel: 01353 652704

A CV and personal statement showing how an applicant can comply to the stated criteria will be required.

Closing date: 30 Jan 2015
Interviews: 12 Feb 2015


Salary range: £70k-£75k

The Diocese of Ely invites applications for the full-time post of Director of Education and Chief Executive of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust. Although the post becomes vacant on the 31 August 2015, the Diocese seeks to appoint earlier so that the successful candidate can work alongside the outgoing director during the summer term.

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 9 February 12 noon
Interviews: 26 and 27 February

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


Bartlow, Castle Camps, Horseheath, Linton, Shudy Camps

We are looking for a new Team Rector to help us engage with our communities, grow in discipleship and deepen in faith; as we pray to be generous and visible people of Jesus Christ.

We seek a priest who:

  • is a collegiate leader, able to discern and nurture the gifts of our diverse team;
  • can enable innovation within our liberal catholic and central church traditions;
  • is an inspirational teacher and communicator;
  • feels at ease with people, with an inclusive outlook and good pastoral skills;
  • “is fun, funny, friendly and likes to talk to everyone” (Ben, aged 7).

We offer our Team Rector:

  • a strong Ministry Team to support and work with you;
  • committed laity, able and willing to share responsibility for the life of each parish;
  • a warm welcome, hospitality, care and prayerful support.

Please write or email for an application form and parish profile (or download below) to: The Archdeacon of Cambridge, The Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX / archdeacon.cambridge@ely.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 January
Interviews: Wednesday 4 March

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position


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.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST at St Edward, King & Martyr, Cambridge

The church of St Edward, King & Martyr situated in the centre of Cambridge seeks a Director of Music who will also be Organist. Working with the Vicar-Chaplain and others, the post-holder will help plan services and be closely involved with increasing and promoting music through worship and other events at the church. The two main services are on Sunday at 11am and 5pm, with other services as required.

This newly created part-time post would suit a musician of proven ability who is familiar with both modern and traditional church music and worship. You’ll also need excellent organisational and communication skills, be reliable and enjoy the challenge of increasing the music repertoire for the church.

Salary is £3,500-£4,000, depending on skills and experience, excluding weddings, funerals and fees from external services. For a full job description, please email the Music Co-Ordinator.

Known as the ‘Cradle of the Reformation’, it was at St Edward's in 1525 that probably the first sermon of the English Reformation was preached. Providing a Christian centre for spiritual seekers from diverse backgrounds, today St Edward’s offers a range of different services to suit many worshippers.

Making an application
To make an application, please send a current CV and a covering letter outlining in no more than 500 words your suitability for the role. You should provide the name, address, telephone number and email address of two referees. Please submit applications via email only.

To submit an application and for a full job description, contact Philippa Pearson, Music Co-Ordinator. Email: philippa@philippapearson.co.uk .

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6pm, Friday, 30th January 2015
Interviews will be held on Monday, 16th February


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.