Vacancies

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Could you help grow a bigger church and make a bigger difference?

Find all of our current vacancies across The Diocese of Liverpool here. You could be just the right person to join us!

We are a diverse and inclusive organisation that values creativity, collaboration, and a commitment to growing, nurturing and serving our community. If you are looking for a fulfilling career where you can grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to explore our job offers.

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Clergy Vacancies

Interim Vicar of Great Crosby St Faith and Waterloo St Mary 

We are two different churches in the sense of tradition, location and facility but with one desire to share God’s love with all people across our communities. St Faith’s stands in the liberal Anglo-Catholic tradition centred on weekday eucharists and daily offices and with an extensive musical ministry. St Mary’s is a small, enthusiastic and multi generational church family who are committed to Inclusive Church. We are looking for someone who will bring fresh thinking and real energy to take us forward in our mission. We need someone who will respect our differing worship styles and traditions, who will be confident in bringing initiative and vision to our churches, who will care for us and the local community and help us to bring about change.

The post is interim for 3 years and during that time the deanery would consider whether the post would become permanent.

Applications Close: 10th June 2024

Interviews: 28th June 2024

For further details click here

 

Team Rector of Gateacre Team

This year, the Deanery has embarked on the journey of exploring pastoral reorganisation to become a single larger parish under the diocesan strategy Fit for Mission. It is expected that the postholder will be committed to this journey, and should be aware that this post may change to that of Team Vicar in a reconfigured larger parish in a 2-3 year timescale (all clergy currently in post will have the opportunity to explore becoming Team Rector of the new parish). 

The lay leadership of the parish have flourished in vacancy and discovered a renewed sense of commitment to mission. They want a rector who will work with them in a collaborative way, developing their discipleship, and raising up new leaders, rejoicing in shared leadership. 

Applications Close: 10th June 2024

Interviews: 10th July 2024

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Team Rector of St Luke in the City and Priest in Charge of Toxteth St Margaret

Serving a vibrant, growing and rapidly changing part of Liverpool city centre, this is a fabulous place to live and work. 

This newly configured post holds together the three existing churches of the St Luke in the City team with a new partner church, St Margaret of Antioch, representing a new collaborative way of  working. The Team Parish of St Luke in the City was one of the earliest experiments in creating a  larger single parish, when five historic parishes came together 25 years ago. Now the Deanery has embarked on the journey of exploring pastoral reorganisation to become a single larger parish under  the diocesan strategy Fit for Mission. It is expected that the postholder will be committed to this journey, and should be aware that this post may change to that of Team Vicar in a reconfigured larger parish in a 2-3 year timescale (all clergy currently in post will have the opportunity to explore  becoming Team Rector of the new parish). It will be important for the postholder to be willing to work in partnership with people of goodwill of all faiths and none as the churches serve their communities.

Applications Close: 4th July 2024

Interviews: 29th July 2024

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Team Rector of Netherton and Sefton Team Ministry

We are looking for an enthusiastic Team Rector who will be sensitive to the contexts and needs of both parishes, in terms of mission, worship and demographic. To enable the clergy to focus on mission priorities and supporting worship, members of the PCC take responsibility for administrative matters such as finance, buildings and maintenance, the church diary and preparation of materials to support services.

We are offering you a supportive and welcoming church community who will respect your time off and the need to care for your own wellbeing and that of your family.  We commit to working with you, to being open to new ways of working and helping to provide the resources you need.

Applications Close: 17th June 2024

Interviews: 12th July 2024

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Team Vicar Designate, Christ Our Hope / Vicar of Christ Church Norris Green

We are looking for a talented priest to bring fresh vision to this mission-shaped and community-minded church in the open evangelical tradition; someone with a clear call to ministry in a UPA, who will love this place and the people here. We also want someone who will enjoy working in the new Christ Our Hope Fit for Mission larger single parish; someone who will be energised by working in this new, collaborative way with clergy and lay teams across a wider area.

The vision of Christ Church is Building God’s Kingdom in Norris Green and Introducing People to Jesus; seeking to do this by loving God, supporting each other, and serving our community. We are looking someone who really wants to be here, who will get wholeheartedly behind this vision, and who comes not only to lead, but to become a genuine part of this diverse, inclusive church family. This is an active church with well developed lay leadership; a vicar is needed to lead and inspire, but not to try to do everything themselves. Willingness to love and be embedded in the local community is important, as is a particular heart for discipling children and young people. It is important to the PCC that the new vicar is willing to work with them on using the newly commended Prayers of Love and Faith, and is supportive of women’s ministry, but they are not a campaigning church.

Applications Close: 10th June 2024

Interviews: 28th June 2024

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Roles at the Diocese of Liverpool

Finance and Resources Officer - Diocese of Liverpool

This post, working collaboratively within the Resources Team at St James’ House, seeks to serve the clergy, parish officers and parishes in the diocese of Liverpool in:

  • Building sustainable churches, by assisting both established and new churches:
  • to exercise appropriate governance and financial management 
  • to pay Parish Share in full
  • to steward congregational assets in order to such as buildings and to maximise income streams.

Growing generous disciples, promoting the biblical principles and good practice of Christian stewardship set out in our Five Key Tasks for every church:
growing the Parish Giving Scheme, a 4,000 strong community of generosity gifting over £4 million annually to Liverpool parishes

  • encouraging Digital Giving
  • maturing Good Stewardship Practice 
  • promoting Legacy Giving 
  • developing Congregational Budgeting.

Applications Close: 26th May 2024

For further details click here
 

Vocations Training Administrator - Diocese of Liverpool

The Vocations Team are focussed on offering opportunities for all people to explore their own unique life call. The team then support the discernment and training of particular ministries in the Diocese of Liverpool which include Readers, Local Missional Leaders (LMLs), and a range of Ordained Roles. We offer a vocations course ‘Directions’ and a range of ‘lifecall’ exploratory events. The team are working on telling stories of vocation to encourage a younger and more diverse group of people to explore these ministries. A Vocation Coaching service is being developed. 

The purpose of this role is to support the team in some key areas of administration and people contact to ensure that those engaging in exploring vocation are well served. We’re looking for someone to join our team who really wants more people to know Jesus, be on a discipleship journey and be part of an active church community and so:

  • wants to use their unique gifts and skills to help other people who are exploring and training for what God is calling them to in the life and ministry of the Church
  • really enjoys speaking to people on the phone and in person to help people get what they need at the right time
  • loves detail and checklists, making sure everything is ordered and filed well
  • is kind and compassionate in working with people and is persistent in ensuring what needs to gets done
  • uses their initiative to get things done to ensure others in the team can do their work well

Applications Close: 26th May 2024

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Racial Justice Support Co-ordinator - Diocese of Liverpool

The purpose of this role is to work with colleagues in the Social Justice Team to deliver the outcomes of the Liverpool Diocese Racial Justice Strategy. The post holder will be responsible for facilitating opportunities and events for clergy, lay leaders and parishioners to engage in racial justice initiatives within their parishes and across the Diocese. As well delivering events this role involves supporting parishes to build strong relationships with their local community and church schools to promote anti-racist practice across the Diocesan structures. This role will include hosting at events and occasional presenting in both plenary and small group contexts. 

Applications Close: 9th June 2024

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Project Administrator (Ormskirk)

We are excited to be part of a new project in the Ormskirk area which seeks to bring together several Church of England parishes on many aspects of church life, change the way we organise ourselves at parish level, facilitate greater collaboration between congregations and streamline governance structures. The aim is to be more effective in providing more opportunities for people in the deanery to experience church and faith and for the church to serve the needs of the local community. This change project is called Fit for Mission.


In this exciting 2-year role, you will provide efficient administration support to the Ormskirk Fit for Mission Team Lead and Navigation Team who co-ordinate this local project. Exceling at creating new systems and championing clear communication, you will be responsible for the collection, development and handling of data, as well as overseeing the co-ordination of events and meetings. Familiar with traditional and modern communication strategies, you are a confident, flexible and professional administrator with an eye for detail.

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Project Administrator (Toxteth & Wavertree)

We are excited to be part of a new project in the central Liverpool area of Toxteth & Wavertree, which seeks to bring together several Church of England parishes on many aspects of church life, change the way we organise ourselves at parish level, facilitate greater collaboration between congregations and streamline governance structures. The aim is to be more effective in providing more opportunities for people in the deanery to experience church and faith and for the church to serve the needs of the local community. This change project is called Fit for Mission.


In this exciting 2-year role, you will provide efficient administration support to the Toxteth & Wavertree Fit for Mission Team Lead and Navigation Team who co-ordinate this local project. Exceling at creating new systems and championing clear communication, you will be responsible for the collection, development and handling of data, as well as overseeing the co-ordination of events and meetings. Familiar with traditional and modern communication strategies, you are a confident, flexible and professional administrator with an eye for detail.

For further details click here

 

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School Vacancies

Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager - St James CE Primary School (Haydock)

We are a very successful, happy primary school built on Christian beliefs and values. Our last OFSTED inspection was in 2023, and we were delighted to be rated as good. We are a member of Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager. The successful candidates will

  • Be an excellent communicator and able to work well in teams.
  • Be passionate about making a difference in the lives of children.
  • Be driven and determined to effect change for our families.
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of young people.
  • Recognise the importance of attendance in supporting and safeguarding Children to promote their welfare and attainment.
  • Be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of our school.

Applications Close: 20th May 2024 9:00 am

Interviews: 24th May 2024

For further details click here

 

 Headteacher - St Elphin’s CE Primary School 

The governors, staff and children of St Elphin’s CE School are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher to continue our vision of providing exceptional standards of primary education in our caring Christian environment. Working with staff and governors the new school leader will be passionate and highly motivated to deliver our robust strategy of continuous improvement in teaching, learning and wellbeing in our ambitious and inclusive church school.

We are looking for a headteacher who has: 

  • A passionate commitment to develop children’s learning, setting high expectations for everyone to reach their true potential with an engaging curriculum. 
  • A desire to enhance the existing strengths of the school, bringing inspirational drive and enthusiasm for continuous improvement and to further develop its Christian ethos and values. 
  • A clear vision focusing on high standards, allowing everyone to flourish through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences. 
  • Significant experience as a senior leader in a primary school setting, with a proven track record of effective and supportive leadership and management. 
  • The ability to lead, challenge, motivate and inspire, fostering collaborative working across other schools and extra-curricular links. 
  • Excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills; highly energetic and willingness to promote a strong team spirit. 
  • An open approach to the many school stakeholders including governors, parents/carers, church and community. 
  • Can demonstrate effective evaluation and reporting to drive high standards of attainment across the school. 
  • A track record in excellent safeguarding provision, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.

Applications Close: 24th June 2024 9:00 am

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Roles at other related organisations

Youth Mission Enabler  (2 Roles; 1 Maternity Leave Cover and 1 Vacancy) - Wigan Deanery Trust

Are you passionate about seeing young people become followers of Jesus? To see them fulfil their potential and join in the mission across Church Wigan? We have an exciting opportunity as Youth Mission Enabler (2 roles - maternity cover and vacancy) to do just that!


The successful applicants will be part of the Next Generation Team, leading pioneering mission to young people aged 11-29. Embedded in local Hubs of Church Wigan, the Youth Mission Enabler will be involved in discipleship and outreach in local schools, the community, and the Church. We need courageous innovators to help Hubs grow in effective outreach to younger generations, build teams of passionate volunteers with a heart for the next generation, and plant new worship communities that help facilitate mission, community, and discipleship. 

Applications Close: 28th May 2024

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Shop Manager - ASK Community Store, All Saints Church

We are seeking to recruit a positive and outgoing person to manage our Community Store and support and motivate our team of volunteers. Good customer service skills are a key factor of this role as well as a commitment to providing a warm welcome to the diverse range of people you will meet. The Shop currently operates as a Charity shop three days per week.

In addition to the Charity Shop, the premises are also used by Food Pantry on a Wednesday afternoon. We also offer a craft group, an informal act of worship and a knit and natter group. These run on Wednesday mornings on a monthly basis. Each project has it’s own leaders/teams and would work alongside the Shop Manager.

We see the Shop as ‘Church’ and seek to recruit someone who can engage with this perspective.

Applications Close: 24th May 2024

Interviews: 30th May 2024

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Choir Director - Prescot Parish Church

We are looking for a gifted, faithful individual with a love for God and a passion for choral music to help lead us into this next chapter in the vast history of Prescot Parish Church, securing and growing our choral heritage. Working with our warm and welcoming choir and talented choir team – could you be that person?

Applications Close: 24th May 2024

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Parish Administrator - Christ our Hope Liverpool

This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who knows and loves the Church and wants to help her move forward for a sustainable future.

This role is a next step towards the setting up of a parish Support Services Team, in time, to be made up of a small staff team and volunteers. In this phase, the role holder will work closely with the Team Rector (designate) in order to provide general administration to support the effective running of the emerging new parish. 

The main responsibilities will include carrying out administrative tasks, developing and implementing streamlined processes thus relieving the administrative burden currently shouldered by individual parishes, and so free people up for mission and ministry. This will entail positively handling a variety of diverse tasks in an organised and efficient manner. As well as investing in people, the parish will be supported with appropriate technology and software solutions. 

This is a new role and as such may be subject to change as new initiatives emerge and develop over time

Applications Close: 24th May 2024

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Treasurer - Christ Our Hope Liverpool 

The treasurer’s role for Christ our Hope Liverpool plays an important part in helping to uphold the mission and ministry of the new parish.

We are looking for a volunteer with relevant skills and experience to monitor the Parish finances throughout the year, prepare and deliver reports to the PCC, and end of year accounts to the Charities Commission, and to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and guidelines. Support Services will resource the team with day to day finance administration. Together with the PCC, Local Leadership Teams and Gift-Aid secretaries you will encourage and promote the use of the Parish Giving Scheme, regular giving, digital giving, legacies, and wise and missional stewardship. You will be the Chair of the PCC Finance Sub-Committee, building a team who meet regularly and encouraging and helping the Finance Coordinators of each church or worshipping community.

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Parish Administrator (Part-time) - Team Parish of Litherland and Orrell Hey 

The Team Parish of Litherland and Orrell Hey is seeking to appoint a part-time Parish Administrator to work in our office building at St John and St James on Bailey Drive, Bootle.  The main responsibilities will include carrying out general administrative tasks, Parish Safeguarding, Hall Management and the administration of matters surrounding Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. This is a new role and, as such, may be subject to change as new initiatives emerge and develop over time.

Applications Close: 21st June 2024

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Roles at Liverpool Cathedral

Choral Scholar - Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral are inviting applications for the positions of Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars to join our music team.  These roles are ideal for outstanding gap year, undergraduate or postgraduate students. However, all applications will be considered equally. As our Choral Scholarship programme is funded mainly by the Francis Neilson Trust (our fund for furthering the musical development of choristers and former choristers during their childhood and early adult years) we strongly encourage applications from applicants aged 18-25. However, in some circumstances, applications from older ages will be considered.

The scholarships are provided by the cathedral´s music trust, the Francis Neilson Trust, set up for the education of young singers in the cathedral. As such we will require scholars to assist with some mentoring of the choristers on a rotational basis.

The Choral Scholars will be fully involved in the busy life of the Music Department, singing alongside the Vicars Choral and choristers in the cathedral choir. The department is a friendly and welcoming one and a number of social events are part of the experience. The scholars will be welcome and encouraged to join the cathedral´s youth group (18-25) known as the Overcrofters.

Concert work is an important part of the choir’s work and they frequently join with the choir of the Metropolitan Cathedral for concerts and services and also the choirs of Manchester and Chester Cathedrals each year for a joint choral evensong. The cathedral choir supports a termly concert in the cathedral as part of the extensive choral outreach within the city and also gives a termly concert in a Diocesan church. New works are commissioned on a regular basis and there is plenty of challenging music to sing. The Choral Scholars are expected to attend all choral rehearsals and services as per the schedule. 

Applications Close: 19th May 2024 

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