Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Project Lead for Developing Mission and Ministry with and for Children, Young People and Families (2 year Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Chelmsford

We can already see examples of excellent ministry among children, young people and families. Our priority is to share best practice and bring greater strategic coordination so that the best interests of children, young people and families are at the heart of all we do. And so we are seeking an experienced individual with drive and passion to enable a process of evaluation, communication and cultural change.

If you: 

  • Are experienced in enabling mission with children and young people
  • Have the ability to critically evaluate projects
  • Can work collaboratively to deliver cultural change
  • Have excellent communication, organisation and facilitation skills

Then we would love to hear from you.

Salary: c£40,000, subject to experience and qualifications.

Working Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week. 

We offer a range of benefits, including flexible working, a competitive pension scheme and a city centre office location.

Further information can be found in the Job Description and recommendations from our recent consultations held in response to the National Church’s Growing Faith: Churches, Schools and Households .

To apply please complete an application form and return via email to or by post to Rachel Towns (HR Manager), Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AT by 10am on Monday 7 October 2019. 

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Revd Canon Dr Roger Matthews, Dean of Mission, Ministry and Education on 01245 294455.

Interviews in Chelmsford: Monday 21 October 2019

Closing Date: 10am on Monday 7 October 2019

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