An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Operations Manager to join our Resource Church team.
The development of our Resource Church will play an important part in the delivery of our Diocesan Mission and Discipleship plan; in the short term helping us to grow a sustainable congregation quickly and in the longer term playing a key role in planting new churches and congregations. It will become a centre of leadership development and training. The Operations Manager will play a key role in the life of the Resource Church and in the delivery of its vision.
The Resource Church will play an instrumental role in the Diocese, helping us to take a new and exciting approach to mission and ministry. Church of England attendance is declining and in our Diocese nearly half of our parishioners are over 65 years of age. If the Church is to thrive, we must attract more people, specifically younger people and in the power of the Holy Spirit see them come into a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Vision and Strategy
Operational and Church Management
Qualifications & Training
Knowledge & Skills
Framed by the Rivers Tyne and Tweed the Diocese of Newcastle is the Church of England’s most northerly diocese. This Diocese in the ‘land of the Northern Saints’ was formed in 1882 and comprises 172 parishes across 2,110 square miles. The Diocese covers the local authorities of Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and also small parts of County Durham and Cumbria. The 12 deaneries within 2 archdeaconries serve a population of 800,000 people across a variety of communities ranging from sparse rural to large inner city areas of deprivation.
A cohort of 115 stipendiary and 50 self-supporting clergy under the episcopal leadership of a diocesan bishop, the Rt Revd Christine Hardman, and the suffragan Bishop of Berwick, the Rt Revd Mark Tanner, are resourced by a team of lay and ordained supporting ministers, 25 active local ministry development groups and 137 readers. A small administration team is based at Church House, North Shields which also houses the Joint Education Team, the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership (two joint working initiatives with the Diocese of Durham) and a Religious Resources Centre.
The Diocese of Newcastle is committed to flourishing churches and communities and has developed a vision for growing church bringing hope as part of a response to the challenges faced by the church in our rural, urban and suburban settings.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Rev Ben Doolan, Resource Church Leader on 0191 270 4100.
Application and Selection Process: Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, 21st January 2019 @ 4pm. The selection process will include an interview, presentation (to be prepared in advance) and practical exercise, is scheduled for Friday, 1st February 2019.