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Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Location: Chelmsford

The Bishop of Chelmsford is seeking a successor for Canon Philip Need on his retirement.

We have seen a big increase in the number of people exploring vocations to ordained ministry and our new DDO will be a key enabler for this to continue. She or he will lead a team of three including a PA, Assistant DDO and a Vocations Enabler.

This is a senior role in our Mission and Ministry Team that calls for a special mix of incumbency experience, spiritual maturity, vocational strategy and selection discernment combined with administrative flair and emotional intelligence.

Full details of the role can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact: Canon Roger Matthews, Dean of Mission, Ministry and Education on 01245 294455. Potential applicants are also welcome to contact Canon Philip Need on 01245 294422. With closure of the Diocesan Office over Christmas and New Year, please make contact before Friday 20 December.

Applications together with a Confidential Declaration must be submitted by email no later than 12 noon on Monday 6 January 2020 to jobs@chelmsford.anglican.org.

Canon Philip Need retires at the end of May 2020.The Bishop of Chelmsford hopes to appoint his successor so that a handover period can be arranged during the previous month.

Interviews will be held in Chelmsford on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 6 January 2020

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