We are looking for someone to join our staff team as a pastoral care minister.
Closing date: 21st January 2019
Interviews: 8th February 2019
The successful applicant will have experience in a similar role, share our core vision, mission and values, and will relish the opportunity to support and develop this large Evangelical church in its mission.
The successful candidate will have a pastoral heart, with strong interpersonal skills who can discern the needs of others. This individual will have a gift of encouraging others to grow in their faith and to serve. This individual may also be invited to support the Inter Diocesan counselling service to clergy. This is not a central part of the role, but a possible development as time allows.
After reading, if you would like to speak to someone at Holy Trinity Platt to find out more about the job, please contact the church office via email at email@example.com or call 0161 224 1123 and we’d be happy to arrange a phone call with you.
Purpose of the job:
The Pastoral Care Minister supports the Rector to provide the ‘cure of souls’. At the heart of the ‘cure of souls’ is Christ and the gospel, as given in the Scriptures. This foundation gets to the heart of personal and interpersonal problems, bringing to bear the truth, mercy, and power of Christ’s grace.
The role-holder ensures the effective pastoral care of the church and leads a team of lay pastoral carers within this gospel framework, drawing on skills and understanding in medical and counselling fields. This will be done in line with the overall vision for mission and growth of Holy Trinity Platt.
The job covers the delivery of the services and activities outlined below. This does not mean that the job holder will have to do all the items listed, but they are responsible to ensure these are delegated and completed:
The job holder is expected to perform other duties as agreed to meet the ongoing needs of the church, including supporting other staff members at times of high workload.
In taking on this role, licensed by the Diocese of Manchester, you are expected to support the Diocesan Statement of Needs and Expectations (included at the end of this application pack).
We anticipate a formal review of this job description after six months to adjust as required.
In the table below is a person specification of the individual we’re looking for and a summary of the elements needed in order to successfully carry out the requirements of the job. Where factors are shown as essential, these should be demonstrated before appointment and maintained in post. Where they are shown as desirable, they should be developed and maintained once in post as needed.
Qualifications (proof of qualifications may be requested)
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We are a Bible teaching evangelical, Anglican church based in a unique urban setting. The parish is 2.5 miles south of the centre of Manchester, largely residential though close to the Universities and the famous Rusholme curry mile. Our regular congregation numbers about 500 people, many members from non-Anglican backgrounds, and we are blessed to have a great mix of people, in terms of age, life stage and social and ethnic background. With the average age under 40, and a significant student ministry, it is also a young church. We’re privileged to be aiding ministry to the wider world through our work with Internationals staying in Manchester.
We are firmly committed to bible based, orthodox evangelical teaching, delighting in the good news of the gospel of Christ, and seeing people discipled in order to live out God’s call on their life. Our services are warm and centred around prayer and clear bible teaching. The worship style is modern with songs and some traditional hymns.
This is a particularly exciting time for us as we have recently sent around 40 people from our congregation to revitalise a church in Heaton Norris, Stockport in support of our strategic vision to Build the Base & Reach the City. Before this we completed the third phase of our Building for Growth project to renew our church buildings. You can find further details of our vision and values here and/or in the Vision document attached.
We are a teaching/training church and an outward-looking church. We seek to present people mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28), so that they may go out and bless our parish, city and world (Jeremiah 29:7).
We are called to grow in faith and service – and trust solely in God as He grows the work here in challenging and exciting ways.
You can visit our church website here.