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Vacancies in the Diocese of Ely


The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT) invites applications for the part-time post of Academies Accountant. The Trust is expanding rapidly as more primary schools within the Diocese convert to academies. Currently, there are thirteen primary academies in the Trust with another two following on. We are seeking to appoint someone with the relevant experience and expertise to take on the role, who is keen to take on the challenge of working in a fast moving educational environment.

The Academies Accountant will work closely with the DEMAT Chief Executive, the Academies Business Manager and the finance and administrative staff in academies, to ensure that the Trust operates good financial governance.
Amongst the duties, the role will involve:

  • financial planning, management and compliance
  • undertaking all accounting for the DEMAT Board
  • contributing to the development and review of a three-year strategic business plan
  • reviewing the work of School Finance Officers to ensure that they are following agreed financial controls and procedures
  • managing special projects as required

This is an exciting opportunity to help the Diocese to shape the future of its educational provision. Through efficient and effective management of the finances of the Trust, you will be contributing to improving the quality of education for pupils in all the academies.

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 12 noon on 12th December 2014
Interviews: Wednesday 17th December 2014

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


The Benefice of Buckden and the Offords

Our Benefice consists of two active rural churches:- St Mary’s Buckden and All Saints’ Offord Cluny and the closed church of St Peter’s Offord D’Arcy.  The villages are situated between St Neots to the south and Huntingdon to the north, and separated by the River Great Ouse and the East Coast main line railway.

www.stmarysbuckden.org.uk                www.allsaintsoffordcluny.wordpress.com

We are looking for an incumbent who will recognise and value our differences, who will lead us into deeper Christian discipleship in our daily lives, and by journeying with us as we learn to identify our gifts so we can play a fuller part in the ministry of the Church.

We are looking for someone:

  • Who is creative, flexible and sympathetic to diverse liturgical traditions
  • Who embraces new technology and, at the same time, values heritage and tradition
  • Who is able to engage with children and work equally well with the elderly, the infirm and all those in between
  • Who is committed to the ecumenical traditions of our communities
  • Who will continue to grow our Benefice relationship with the Deanery and take an active part in Deanery Chapter & Diocesan life
  • With a pastoral heart, who is outgoing and hands-on but who is able to delegate, where appropriate, all aspects of ministry through encouragement and training of the laity.
  • In addition – the diocese is looking for someone who for one day a week will work with the Director of Mission supporting Social Justice issues such as food banks and credit unions.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with energy, drive and vision to further develop the role of our churches – faithful to the call of God; caring and visible within the community.

To apply, please write or email:
The Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech,The Diocesan Office
Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX
Email : archdeacon.handw@ely.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th December 2014
Interviews on: Tuesday 20th January 2015


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.


The Cathedral Shop operates solely to raise money which goes directly towards the upkeep of the Cathedral. We rely on our volunteers to help us run the shop efficiently and provide a good experience when visitors come to the Cathedral.

The role of the shop volunteer is to assist the member of staff with the daily running of the shop. Duties will include serving customers, display of stock, dusting, stock checks etc. If you feel you would like to join our team please contact Brenda Covell on 01353 660340 or email shop.manager@cathedral.ely.anglican.org.

Vacancy in the Diocese of Peterborough


The Bishop, Bishop’s Council and Diocesan Board of Finance wish to appoint a new Assistant Diocesan Secretary.

The Assistant Diocesan Secretary is a critical support role for the Diocesan Secretary. The postholder will engage with a wide range of areas covering the administrative and legislative processes that underpin the work of the diocese.

(S)he will be a practising Christian and enthusiastic about the aims and vision of the Church of England and the Diocese of Peterborough.

The Diocese has offices in Peterborough and Northampton. The Assistant Diocesan Secretary will be based in Peterborough. The salary will be £30,000 per annum.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2014
Interviews in Peterborough: 8 January 2015

Further details from and applications to: Sharon Welbourne, PA to the Diocesan Secretary, The Palace, Peterborough  PE1 1YB  sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for a practising Christian who is in Communion with the Church of England