Local Ministry Programme (LMP) Year Tutor

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20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford
Fixed Term Part Time
Competitive salary

This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who genuinely desires to contribute to education, training for ministry and the development of vocations, both lay and ordained. The Local Ministry Programme needs a team player to work alongside colleagues in ‘formation for ministry’ through teaching and pastoral care of students. The role is for 14 hours a week, requiring a flexible approach to a varied workload. You will be responsible for creating new resources and modifying existing ones to continue the delivery of the LMP curriculum under Common Awards, validated by Durham University. Admin support is provided.


  • Teach and facilitate learning for students on the Local Ministry Programme under Common Awards, in conjunction with other staff team members. (The delivery of general theological education is expected and every attempt will be made to accommodate the tutor’s area of specialism)
  • Assist in the writing, delivery & revision of course materials. Participate in coursework marking and moderation of marking within the wider Theological Educational Institution (South Central TEI)

  • If Year Tutor for the new cohort of students, visit all new year 1 students before the Autumn term begins. Head up the teaching of the first year modules in collaboration with other core staff and tutors

  • Be responsible for ensuring that the preaching, spirituality and theological reflection components of the programme are fully integrated into the overall programme for each cohort of students

Pastoral Care

  • Be responsible for liaison with, and the pastoral care of, students in the Year Group for which s/he is responsible
  • Be present for every Monday evening session (during term time), meeting new/prospective students as appropriate

  • Attend (residentially) and jointly facilitate 2 residential weekends each year

  • Participate in and/or contribute to the end of year appraisal process for all students for whom s/he is Year Tutor

Team working

  • Help to plan, and attend if appropriate, 3 Saturday study days each year, one of which is the Introductory Saturday at the beginning of the academic year
  • Assist in the preparation of, and jointly facilitate, one 4 day ordinands’ residential Summer School every 3 years

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and attend Core Staff meetings as required

  • Take part in the diocesan LLM selection processes as required

  • LMP is part of the Mission team; Year Tutors attend meetings of this wider staff team on occasion

  • Accountability - there will be an annual appraisal meeting with the Principal. In addition, if the year tutor is an Anglican priest, the Ministerial Review process will be conducted in line with standard diocesan clergy procedures



  • Masters level in an area of study relevant to Ministry Training in the Church of England


  • PhD or MPhil



  • Teaching experience though not necessarily in a formal educational setting
  • Ministry in the Church of England as a lay or ordained minister


  • Formal teaching experience



  • Broad awareness of Christian ministry and theology
  • In-depth knowledge of the Church of England, its organisation and governance structures



  • Organised and capable of working intensively for periods
  • The facilities and disposition to work from home (IT support is provided)
  • IT literate; able to work remotely, utilise MS Office and the Common Awards Virtual Learning Environment
  • Good communicator



  • This role carries an occupational requirement to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
  • A personal faith and passion to contribute to and engage in fellowship with others
  • Fully supportive of the aims and mission of the Church of England
  • A high level of integrity and discretion, ability to handle confidential information with diplomacy and sensitivity
  • A warm and open demeanour
  • Presents a professional and positive image at all times
  • An ability to work with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Able to travel around the diocese from time to time, with a full, clean driving licence

The Diocese of Guildford covers the western two-thirds of Surrey and a significant area of north-east Hampshire. It also includes one parish in a London borough and one in rural West Sussex. In the north-east, it is largely suburban, but moving south and west, there are a number of distinct towns and numerous villages. The south-west has a more rural feel to it, but the north-east is largely suburban. The population is just over a million, rising in line with the national rate.

The Diocese has two archdeaconries, each with six deaneries, and a total of 161 parishes.A great deal of the work of the church is done at a local level by the parishes. The diocesan teams support and encourage the work of the parishes, and also work with wider networks to the mutual benefit of the church and society at local, regional and national levels.

Transforming Church, Transforming Lives is the vision of the Diocese of Guildford, launched in September 2016 following a long period of prayer and consultation. It envisages individuals and church communities open to the transforming work of God’s Spirit in their own lives, and so becoming agents of Christ’s transformation to the world around them