We are looking for a Ministry Programmes Co-ordinator to be responsible for the effective and efficient co-ordination and administration of ministry programmes and activities within the Diocese of Truro.
The Ministry team serves the diocese by delivering a variety of learning and development opportunities for clergy, curates, readers and other lay ministers.
The Ministry Programmes Co-ordinator will act as the ‘lynchpin’ within the Ministry team, being responsible for the effective and efficient co-ordination and operation of all ministry learning and development programmes and activities within the Diocese of Truro . This involves dealing sensitively and confidently with people at all levels of the organisation together with providing excellent programme administration.
You will be super organised, a good problem solver, very comfortable with using MS office, and able to communicate effectively with colleagues, clergy and external partners. Administration experience is essential and if that has been gained in an education or learning environment that would be an advantage.
The Diocese of Truro is the administrative area that covers Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly and two parishes in Devon. With over 300 churches in more than 200 parishes the Diocese covers 1370 square miles.
The 16th Bishop of Truro, whose vision is to guide the mission and ministry of Anglicans across the diocese, is the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen.
Working closely with the Vocations and Discipleship Teams, the Ministry Team serves the Diocesan mission of ‘Discovering God’s Kingdom and Growing the Church’ by supporting the diocesan strategy for developing ministry and mission that is incarnational, innovative, contextual and pioneering.
The Ministry programmes include:
o Initial Ministerial Education (IME Phase 2) – learning opportunities for curates
o Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) – learning opportunities for lay and ordained ministers
o Accompanied Ministry Development (AMD) – learning opportunities for clergy and their parishes
o Foundations in Christian Ministry – an introductory course for those discerning a vocation to lay ministry
o Reader Training - learning opportunities for Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers
o Ministerial Development Review (MDR) – biannual reviews for clergy