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ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO THE BISHOP OF ELY

The Bishop of Ely seeks an experienced secretary to work alongside his Executive Personal Assistant.

The successful candidate will be:

  • courteous in dealing with people and able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • able to work independently and effectively in a small team
  • computer literate across a range of applications
  • equipped with general secretarial skills including office administration, record keeping and database use.

Knowledge of the Church of England and parish life is desirable, but not essential.

Full-time (35 hours per week), starting salary: £16,900 - £17,378 dependent on experience. Job share will be considered favourably for suitable applicants.

For further details and an application pack, please telephone Mrs Jane Sansom on 01353 662749 or email janemsansom@ely.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2015
Interviews on: 24/25 June 2015

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position


RECEPTIONIST (Part-time 17½ hours per week)

The Diocesan Office is seeking a Receptionist to work in the Diocesan office (Monday 0900-1230, Tuesday 0900-1700 and Friday 0900-1700)

Person specification:

  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • Good IT skills – with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and some knowledge of databases (although training will be given on this)
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively with all departments
  • Good time management skills, including ability to cope with changing priorities and working to deadlines

To request an application form, please write or email:

Mrs Marie Bull, Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary,
The Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX
email: marie.bull@office.ely.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 5 June.
Interviews on: Monday 15 June


DIOCESAN STRATEGY ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OFFICER

(Fixed term 12 week contract from end of June)
35hrs per week – Monday to Friday

The diocesan office is seeking a candidate to fill a temporary 12 week contract, primarily to develop resources to support the publication and launch of the diocesan strategy.

Person specification:

  • Excellent written communication skills essential
  • Good IT skills – with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • A willingness to learn and work with new systems e.g. bespoke database
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team of office staff with willingness to approach work flexibly
  • Good time management skills, including ability to cope with changing priorities and working to deadlines
  • Working familiarity with social media

Desirable:

  • Experience working with database systems
  • Enjoy working with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds and especially within the Church
  • Level of creative flair to create eye catching marketing materials

To request an application form and job description, please write or email :

Mrs Marie Bull, Personal Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary,
The Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX
email : marie.bull@office.ely.anglican.org


APPOINTMENT OF A CHOIR DIRECTOR, ST MARK’S, NEWNHAM

£2,700 p.a.

St Mark’s Anglican Parish Church  on Barton Road,  Newnham, seeks a director for its enthusiastic choir  from September 2015. This friendly church is of central Anglican tradition, and its main Sunday worship with choir is usually a 10 am Parish Communion, using our own musical setting composed by the organist, Jonathan Hellyer Jones. The mixed choir, mainly adult, but with a few children, sings a variety of music including anthems, hymns (mainly from AMNS), responsorial psalms, and worship songs. The Sunday before Christmas there is always popular parish carol service, at which choral, as well as congregational carols are sung.  In Holy Week this year, the choir contributed to both the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.There are sometimes also other occasional services at which the choir is invited to sing, but very few weddings. In the past, choir directors have also arranged other choral events which have been enjoyed by the choir, and well-received by the congregation, including collaborations with college choirs for evensongs and cantatas.  Our current temporary choir director has also started a successful Junior Choir (primary aged children) meeting after church on a Sunday morning, and preparing items which are age-appropriate for All Age services, and for special events such as the carol service, so the choir director will need good interpersonal skills with people of all ages.

Choir breaks after Christmas and Easter for two weeks, for one Sunday at each half-term, and for the whole of August.

The  church’s pipe organ has just been refurbished and improved.  The church will be in vacancy from June  2015, and the choir director will be accountable jointly to the Church Wardens and the organist. On the appointment of a new priest in charge, the PCC will probably want to consider the purchase of a new hymnbook, a decision in which the choir director will be involved, along with others.

The person appointed should be

  • competent, flexible and  encouraging to singers of varying abilities
  •  ideally, familiar with a wide range of  church music, and able to choose weekly anthems appropriate to the Church’s seasons; also to choose appropriate choir items for Carol Service, in consultation whichever of the clergy is taking the service
  •  able to accompany  (on piano) as well as direct the choir during weekly rehearsals on Friday evenings between 6 and 7 pm
  • willing and able  to build on the work of the Junior Choir, and familiar with  a suitable repertoire of songs to encourage children as singers
  • happy to work closely with the organist and his deputies
  • willing to see him/herself as part of the church’s ministry team, and to liaise with musicians in our partner parishes of Trumpington and Grantchester
  • ideally, willing also to play an instrument/keyboard  in our ‘Gallery Band’, which takes part in services on a roughly monthly basis , accompanying mainly worship songs
  • able to obtain enhanced DBS clearance, which should be applied for on appointment

Please apply by email or in writing, with the contact details of two referees (one musical, one personal) by May 23rd. Interview will probably be on Saturday June 6th, preceded by attendance at a short part of the choir practice on Friday June 5th,  between 6 and 7 pm, at which each candidate will be asked to rehearse the choir through a specified item. The appointment would commence with choir practice on Friday September 4th.

Applications for the above post should be addressed to:
Canon Maggie Guite,
St Mark’s Vicarage,
Barton Road,
Cambridge,
CB3 9JZ.

margaret.guite@ntlworld.com


INCUMBENT

Warboys - The 4parishes

The long established group of four parishes is looking for a new incumbent. They have a long history of evangelical ministry and are looking for someone who will help them to grow in depth and numbers.

Alongside the existing congregations they have a number of Fresh Expressions of church. These are well established and lay lead.

Lay leadership is a strong feature of these parishes and so the incumbent would be well supported by members of the Team.

This is a lively, exciting, dynamic and vibrant group of parishes.

For more information please contact the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, the Ven Hugh McCurdy, 01353 658404.

For an application form contact Mrs Anne Smith, 01353 652719 or archdeacon.cambridge@ely.anglican.org


INCUMBENT

Wimblington, Doddington with Benwick. Christchurch, Welney and Manea.

Six villages of varying size around the town of March.

The congregations are enthusiastic and supportive and there is a dynamic Ministry Team supporting the work of the congregations.
Alongside the traditional church they have experimented with some forms of Fresh Expression.

They are looking for someone who will help them continue to grow together. Think strategically about their future and help them grow in faith and number.

For more information please contact the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, the Ven Hugh McCurdy, 01353 658404.

For an application form contact Mrs Anne Smith, 01353 652719 or archdeacon.cambridge@ely.anglican.org


HOUSE FOR DUTY

Walpole St Peter with St Andrew and West Walton

Both Walpole St Peter and West Walton churches feature in Simon Jenkins Top 100 churches and receive a large number of visitors - they are stunning buildings.  Although the buildings are significant, it is the welcome and the fellowship of the communities which makes this such an attractive post.  The existing supportive congregations are Anglo-Catholic/middle Anglican in style and both churches have good regular congregations.

One key aspect of these parishes is the excellent relationships with local schools (five of them).  They are looking for a priest who is willing to visit the schools and thereby, to help grow the congregations at both churches.

The parishes are between Wisbech and Kings Lynn.  The post is enhanced by the support of a resident LLM.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact The Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech, The Venerable Hugh McCurdy
archdeacon.handw@ely.anglican.org

To request an application form please contact
Mrs Karen Steyn, Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech,
karen.steyn@office.ely.anglican.org

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.


HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST

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.


Other Vacancies

ASSISTANT ORGANIST

St Mary The Virgin Church, Fen Ditton is seeking an organist to assist with Sunday services.

Initially, we are looking for someone to lead services one or two Sundays per month.

The first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays in the month are Sung Eucharist services, using the Malcolm Archer setting. The third Sunday of the month is an All Age Worship service. We use the Anglican Hymns Old & New hymnbook. Fen Ditton Church Choir (usually numbering at least 8) helps lead the singing, and regularly sing anthems (unison/2-part) during the Communion.

Although the church is not able to offer a fee for the Sunday services, subject to approval, there may be opportunity for remuneration through playing for funeral and wedding services (currently paid at £60 and £80 per occasion, respectively).

Enquiries should be directed to Rebekah Ellis (Organist) on (01638) 720478 or bekah.ellis@gmail.com


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN St Bede’s Inter-Church School

St Bede’s is a high attaining, over-subscribed, 11-16 Inter-Church School (Roman Catholic and Anglican), graded by Ofsted as outstanding in all categories.

St Bede’s Inter-Church School is the only maintained church secondary school in Cambridgeshire and enjoys close relationships with both the Dioceses of Ely and East Anglia.

We have the highest expectations for all our students and aim to provide them with the very best teaching and support to develop into articulate and confident young people.

We seek to recruit a practicing and committed Catholic or Anglican (ordained or lay) to promote the spiritual and liturgical life of our school community.  The successful candidate will be able to emphasise the shared traditions of the Catholic and Anglican churches, whilst being sensitive to the distinctive aspects of both.

St Bede’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

Required from 01/09/2015
Scale S01 (FTE £25,440.00 pa)
Contract (Perm etc) Permanent
Percentage 50%
Closing Date 15/06/2015
Interviews Week Beginning 22/06/2015

Application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.st-bedes.org.uk/vacancies  or contact
the Resources Manager, Tel: 01223 400042, email: dhoughton@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk