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Administrator and Prayer Facilitator

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Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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£13,245 - £13,946 pa
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Part Time
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30 August 2019 05:00 PM
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21 hpw.

Based at the Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Centre.

In Ipswich, we have embarked on an exciting new project to transform the reach of the Church of England in the town and to achieve ambitious goals of more people exploring faith and becoming Christian disciples. Through this work we aim to deliver the Diocesan vision of 'Growing in God' through 'flourishing congregations making a difference' in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

The Inspiring Ipswich project is a once in a generation opportunity. With significant support from the Church Commissioners and the Diocese, the project injects substantial resources into one deanery. Through this, by God's grace, we aim to grow 25 new worshipping communities, provide fresh energy for the existing churches and make meaningful contact with 10% of the population, with 5% having had the opportunity to explore faith and 1% having become members of a worshipping community. It is an audacious project and we are looking for people who have a big vision to help us achieve these aims.

Through the six years of the project, we expect Ipswich Deanery to become increasingly mission-focused, strategic, financially sustainable and to live its values of being inspirational, missional, relational and pastoral. The project will be led by the newly appointed Archdeacon of Ipswich, The Ven. Rhiannon King, working closely with all the churches across the deanery and the project team.

This role will provide project support to the Inspiring Ipswich team. It will be a varied and busy role including project co-ordination, administration, support for events and communications and financial administration, as well as facilitating the prayer life of the project. There will be team prayers every day and occasional prayer days and retreats. The role will be central to ensuring that the project runs smoothly, efficiently and prayerfully.

For an informal conversation, please contact Karen Macfadyen, Inspiring Ipswich Project Manager on 07394 568398 or email: karen.macfadyen@cofesuffolk.org

Please note: Applications will only be accepted on our DBF (Diocesan Board of Finance) application forms. Please do not apply directly from online jobsites or send CVs.

For further information on the role and for an application pack, please visit the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich website: www.cofesuffolk.org/inspiring-ipswich

Interview date: 11 September 2019.

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