Resourcing growth in ministry is a major strand of the Renewal and Reform programme carried out throughout the Church of England. Working through the National Ministry Team, Ministry Council seeks to promote the framework for ministry outlined by the House of Bishops and Archbishops Council. Two new projects are in development. The post holder will be responsible primarily for supporting the Strategic Ministry Fund which provides grants from funds made available by the Church Commissioners for additional curacies to meet the aspiration to increase the number of those being trained for ordained ministry by 50%. Alongside this, a major review of theological education and Resourcing Ministerial Education will examine the current funding mechanism for funding the training of ordinands and the role of TEIs in partnership with Ministry Council and the dioceses.
The Research and Project Officer will support the Funding Ministry Growth project by providing planning, administrative and reporting support. This will include managing and monitoring grants through the application, award, payment, monitoring and evaluation stages. The post holder will provide similar support to other projects, including the Resourcing Ministerial Education Review as directed. You will play a key role in communicating the aims of these projects to stakeholders and providing data to inform consultation processes.
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Experience and Skills
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