Lead Chaplain

Vacancy – Lead Chaplain, Taunton Team Chaplaincy Trust

Taunton Team Chaplaincy serves the community and businesses of Taunton providing Town Centre and Workplace based Chaplains.  The mainly lay-team of nearly 30 volunteers are drawn from local churches and operate out of offices in the town centre’s Market House.  Several major employers, including Sainsburys and County Hall, have dedicated Chaplains provided by the Chaplaincy, whilst other businesses and organisations are visited by our daily town centre patrols who may also be approached by members of the public. Under the direction of the Trustees, the Lead Chaplain is responsible for the selection, training, monitoring and direction of the team.  Candidates will have pastoral and evangelistic experience, able to negotiate at a senior level in business and local government and enjoy the challenges of team building and ministry growth.  The salary offered is £20,000 for a four day week appointment and a full job description of this exciting vacancy and how to apply may be found on our web site at: www.tauntonteamchaplaincy.org and click the tab on the left hand side ‘Vacancy Lead Chaplain’                                         (Closing date: 1/9/15)
JOB DESCRIPTION – Job Title:  Lead Chaplain, Taunton Team Chaplaincy Trust

Responsibilities:  The Lead Chaplain will be:

  1. Responsible to the Trustees for fulfilling the Chaplaincy’s mission in accordance with its Christian objectives and mission statement.

Mission Statement: To advance the Christian faith in the Taunton area for the benefit of the public by employing, engaging or appointing a chaplain or chaplains to provide pastoral care, evangelistic witness and prayer in workplaces, shops, public areas and elsewhere.

  1. Responsible to the Line Manager for day-to-day operations and fulfilling contractual responsibilities.
  2. Responsible for volunteer teams (and any paid staff employed by the Trust should that occur.)
  3. Asked to name a Spiritual Director to advise him or her in the spiritual aspects of the Lead Chaplain’s duties if the need should arise.

Job Summary. The primary duties of the Lead Chaplain will be:

  1. To work with the Trust to achieve its objectives.
  2. To manage chaplains in the town centre, workplaces and care homes.
  3. To recruit, train and supervise teams of volunteers drawn from local churches to serve as chaplains in all areas of the chaplaincy. To ensure that they are accountable in their ministry and maintain the highest standards and maintain a clear process of regular supervision. To keep training up to date.
  4. To work as a chaplain to an organisation (eg UK Hydrographic Office).
  5. To liaise with management and employers in Taunton to obtain their agreement for chaplains to visit their premises, i.e. offices, shops, leisure and entertainment  centres, works premises, markets and care homes.
  6. To be a visible ambassador of the Christian community to Taunton at large, creating trust and understanding with leaders in local government, community organisations, those who hold a Civic office and the Chamber of Commerce.
  7. To give the chaplaincy profile through the media and newsletters.
  8. To recruit, train and supervise teams of volunteers drawn from local churches to serve as chaplains in all areas of the chaplaincy. To ensure that they are accountable in their ministry and maintain the highest standards and maintain a clear process of regular supervision. To keep training up to date.
  9. To develop good relationships with local churches whether or not they are represented on the Trust or supply chaplains, sharing news about the chaplaincy and being available to speak.
  1. To attend meetings of local ministers and pastors as appropriate (eg weekly B1 group).
  1. To develop relationships with other cross-church ministries in Taunton (e.g. Street Pastors, Taunton Youth for Christ, the Food Bank, Besom etc).
  2. To liaise with the Line Manager, chair of Trustees and the Spiritual Director, and to attend meetings of the Trustees.
  3. To organize public events to benefit the business community and public in Taunton if requested by the Trustees and with reasonable notice being given. (For example, the Business Carol Service, Taunton Flower Show community church tent).
  4. To liaise with team and town centre chaplains in other towns.
  1. To attend training and other events at local, regional or national levels (eg the Alliance of Town and City chaplaincies, ATCC) as agreed with the Line Manager.
  2. To undertake other responsibilities as requested by the Trustees.



Christian commitment:  It is a requirement that in the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the role, the Lead Chaplain will display:


  1. Complete trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord as being the only means of salvation, (Acts 4.12).
  2. Belief that salvation is only by the grace of God through faith, (Ephesians 2.8).
  3. A passion for communicating the gospel in accordance with Matthew 28.19-20.
  4. A commitment to treat all people with humility and love, in a way that will glorify God, (John 13.12-17).
  5. Belief in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, (2 Timothy 3.16-17).
  6. Commitment to the oneness of the Church under Christ, (Ephesians 4 3-5).
  7. Commitment to membership of a Trinitarian church in the Taunton area, (1 John 5.7).
  8. Commitment to team work and team building.


The Trust:

  1. 1. Will endeavour to support the Lead Chaplain with a volunteer administrator. The line manager and trustees will be available for support and advice between Trust
  2. Will provide office equipment, including computer, printer, etc.

Person Specification:

The requirements of the Chaplaincy are such that it may be preferable but not essential that the candidate is ordained.

To fulfil the requirements of the role, the successful candidate will possess the following:

1.     Evidence of spiritual maturity as a Christian believer, including having a well-developed prayer life and a trust in the power of the Holy Spirit.

2.     Membership of a Trinitarian church and a record of accountability to spiritual leaders.

3.     A sound Bible knowledge.
4.     The ability to communicate the Gospel with sensitivity and passion.
5.     A sound understanding of the purpose and vision of chaplaincy, although previous experience of chaplaincy work is not necessary.

6.     The ability to be the public face of Taunton Team Chaplaincy and to be at ease with people who are not familiar, whether senior or junior in an organisation.

7.     The ability to speak and write effectively on matters concerning the chaplaincy.
8.     Experience of networking skills in secular and church circles.
9.     The ability to maintain confidentiality.
10.  The ability to work without supervision.

11.  The ability to motivate others.

12.  The ability to manage time and encourage others to support the role.

13.  The ability to seek opportunities to promote the Chaplaincy.

14.  A heart to love and care for other people.

15.  Administrative and computer skills.

16.  A current driving licence.




Minimum experience:


  1. a) Christian ministry
  • Proven ministry in pastoral care.
  • Accountability to leaders in spiritual authority.
  • Experience in relational evangelism and one-to-one witnessing.
  • Experience in team building and team leadership.
    (Experience may have been gained through voluntary or salaried ministry.)


  1. b) Secular work
  • Experience gained working with other employees and management in a secular workforce.
  • Previous employment where the candidate has interfaced with the public will be considered an advantage.


July 2015


Please contact Mr Andy Hall, Chair of the Trustees, on 07817 680436 or if he is not available, the Revd Steven Reed, the current Lead Chaplain, on 07581 424420 if you like an application form or if more information is needed.





Tytherington Family Worship Church

We are an independent Bible based evangelical church in the heart of a growing community in North East Cheshire.

The church was established in 1979 and presently has an average attendance
of 190. During the last year we have completed a strategic plan and are now seeking to appoint our first full-time Pastor to lead a team of elders and deacons and the church through the next stage of spiritual and numerical growth.

We believe that there are significant opportunities to build on the present activities that reach out to every age in the community.

Our prayer is that God will have prepared a strong and gifted leader who is passionate in communicating God’s love and teaching to the existing church and into the community which will result in growth whilst maintaining unity.

We would expect that the applicant will have experienced a minimum of 5 years in a similar role and have qualifications following training in a recognised evangelical Bible college.

Salary £30,000 with negotiable package based on experience. For more information and an application pack, please email: bob.boland@tfwchurch.org
Closing date for applications 30th September 2015

Christian Union Staff Worker

IFES Ireland: The Christian Unions

part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Christian Union Staff Worker (Belfast – Maternity Cover)

IFES Ireland exists to inspire and equip our CUs to be mission teams on campus, living and speaking the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in this strategic part of society in Ireland.

Do you have a heart and vision for evangelism among students and for discipling Christian students? Your ministry with us would focus on supporting, training and equipping students in CUs, through clear bible teaching and training.

At present we require a Christian Union Staff Worker to work as part of our Northern Team, with particular responsibility for CUs in the Belfast Area. This position is on a fixed term basis for a minimum of 9 months (maximum 12 months), to provide maternity cover commencing 2nd November, 2015.

You will need to have:

  •   A clear commitment to Jesus Christ
  •   A clear understanding of and commitment to student evangelism
  •   A love for the scriptures and a commitment to gospel ministry among


  •   An active and healthy commitment to a local church
  •   A tertiary level education
  •   Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills
  •   Organisational skills, leadership ability and self-motivation, yet able

    to work as part of a team

    All IFES Ireland CU staff workers must be in full agreement with our doctrinal basis, share our vision, mission and values and work within our operating principles. The selection panel will take into account, along with all other factors, the desirability of maintaining a gender-mixed staff team to allow for the appropriate pastoral responsibilities of the team.

For further details, email sally@ifesireland.org or see our website www.ifesireland.org. Closing date for applications: Friday 4th September 2015 at 5pm.

Associate Pastor

FBC Associate Pastor Job Description and Person profile

Job Title: Associate Pastor Reports To: Senior Pastor Position Status: Full‐Time Purpose:

FBC is a vibrant, growing, charismatic Word & Spirit church, in membership with the Baptist Union, the Evangelical Alliance, Partners in Harvest and Global Legacy. We have significantly out grown our building and have recently sold the current site, and are now seeking a new home. We are looking for a dynamic Associate Pastor to join our staff team, due to a member of our ministerial team taking medical retirement.

The role of the Associate Pastor is to assist the Senior Pastor and Elders in overseeing the life and direction of the church. The Associate Pastor will have a firm grasp on the purpose, values and strategy of the church and the ability to align staff, volunteers and key leadership teams with its mission. The Associate Pastor will offer pastoral leadership to the congregation alongside the Senior Pastor and the pastoral teams.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Preaching and teaching: The Associate Pastor will need to be a gifted communicator, and an able preacher/teacher, in order to share in the preaching and teaching ministry of the Church.
  2. Deputising for the Senior Pastor: When the Senior Pastor is away the Associate Pastor will be required to deputise in all areas of ministry, including but not restricted to; oversight and line management of other staff, pastoral oversight / care, leadership and decision making on day to day issues.
  3. Local Mission: Mission and Evangelism are key areas for which the Associate Pastor will have direct responsibility, with oversight and development of a growing number of mission initiatives within the local community.
  4. Discipleship: A key aspect of the role of the Associate Pastor is the development, mentoring and discipling of other leaders within the church, especially the small group leaders.
  1. Pastoral Care and visiting the Associate Pastor will take on a proportion of the pastoral care and visiting depending on the needs in the church and his/her own gifting.
  2. Teamwork: The Associate Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor to ensure that the ministry team as a whole are providing a consistent approach to developing and enabling the church’s vision and will support the Senior Pastor in strategic decision making.

Person Profile:

  •   The Associate Pastor will be a man or woman with a proven track record in pastoral ministry and church leadership.
  •   FBC is a Word and Spirit Church, and so the Associate Pastor will be a Spirit- filled person, who knows how to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and who is fully embracing of all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In addition, the Associate Pastor will be someone who has a love for and a good grasp of the Bible, and is in agreement with the Evangelical Alliance Basis of faith (http://www.eauk.org/connect/about-us/basis-of-faith.cfm).
  •   The Associate Pastor will be mature in faith and as a church leader will be expected to set an example to the church in:

o Personal spiritual discipline
o Commitment to ongoing growth and development of Spiritual Gifts o Spiritual and Personal maturity
o Maintaining healthy relationships of personal accountability

 The Associate Pastor will need to demonstrate a clear sense of God’s calling to FBC, and a commitment the vision of the church of “Loving God, Loving Fleet” by Encountering God through worship and the Word; being equipped by the Holy Spirit to live as disciples; and engaging in community transformation: locally, nationally and internationally.

In first instance, applicants should send a CV and covering letter to:

Claire Wheway (PA to Christopher Bird – Senior Pastor) – claire@fleetbaptist.org.uk

Fleet Baptist Church 115 Clarence Road Fleet, Hampshire, UK GU51 3NB www.fleetbaptist.org.uk

Pastor Roles at Bethel Baptist Church

Applications are invited for two part-time Posts of:

  1. Youth Ministries’ Pastor
  1. Children’s Ministries’ Pastor

The Youth Ministries’ Pastor will oversee, encourage, train, equip, and develop our volunteer team would work with young people of Keystage 3 age and above.

Our Children’s Ministries’ Pastor will do the same with our volunteers who work with children up to the end of Keystage 2.

Each Post is part-time and that is expected to average out at 18.75 hours a week. Some of the times will be at fixed times on evenings and Sundays to work regularly alongside teams of volunteers.

Applicants will need to live (or move) within easy travelling distance of Pontyclun CF72 9AJ.

Stipend will depend on qualifications and experience and will be in the range of £15,600 – £21,700 pa. (pro rata).

The positions are for an initial period of 12 months with a review after nine months when the posts will be reassessed.

Experienced and/or qualified candidates who are passionate to see ministry with the young grow and develop are invited to apply. Although we are flexible about qualifications and experience it is absolutely necessary to demonstrate a Christian commitment.

For job description and application form please contact:

Email: admin@bethelpontyclun.org or telephone (01443) 228283 for details and application form. Please state which position you wish to be considered for. Applications should be returned by 24th April 2015

Pastor (French Speaking)

L’Église protestante évangélique de Saint-Étienne Sud (42)
(France Mission, CNEF) cherche un pasteur-missionnaire pour le 1/8/15
Caractéristiques du poste
Nous sommes une Église naissante qui a envie de grandir vers la
maturité et de servir les habitants de notre ville pour la gloire de Jésus.
La communauté est composée d’une trentaine d’adultes et d’une
quinzaine d’enfants.
Notre vision : (voir le site de l’Église : www.lumieredanslaville.fr)
• Mieux connaître Dieu pour mieux l’adorer
• Refléter la lumière de Jésus aux habitants de notre ville
• Marcher ensemble dans l’amour par la puissance du Saint-Esprit
Profil recherché :
• Des capacités dans l’accompagnement spirituel et un cœur pour le discipulat
Un bon nombre de personnes est actuellement engagé dans divers services, et l’Église a
maintenant besoin d’être accompagnée vers plus de solidité et de maturité. Nous cherchons
un pasteur capable de faire équipe avec le noyau de chrétiens locaux déjà engagés sur place,
afin de dynamiser le travail de discipulat au sein de la communauté et au-delà.
• Se reconnaître dans une vision pour un travail d’implantation d’Églises en réseau
Le pasteur et les responsables locaux à St-Étienne sud travailleront en partenariat avec le
coordinateur du réseau FM Loire (Thomas Röthlisberger, pasteur à Firminy) dans la
complémentarité des dons.
• Attachement à l’enseignement fidèle et pertinent des Écritures, et ouverture à la vie de
l’Esprit. Détermination de cultiver une communauté où des personnes de différentes
cultures et arrière-plans peuvent pleinement trouver leur place.
• Capacité de développer le travail existant parmi les jeunes et les étudiants
St-Étienne est une ville étudiante, et notre local se situe à proximité de plusieurs lycées et du
campus universitaire. Nous cherchons une personne qui a les dons pour accompagner et
former des responsables pour le groupe de lycéens réseau FM Loire, et qui est capable
d’impulser l’accueil et la formation spirituelle des étudiants.
• Capacité de collaborer avec d’autres Églises évangéliques de la ville, (au niveau du
CNEF 42), pour des projets d’évangélisation et de service. Désir de développer de bonnes
relations de voisinage avec d’autres communautés chrétiennes.
L’Église assume ses frais de fonctionnement et de local mais n’est pas actuellement en
capacité de financer un poste pastoral. Elle cherche alors un pasteur missionnaire pour
l’accompagner dans sa croissance. Possibilité de temps partiel et / ou partage de ministère au
sein du réseau France Mission Loire.
Pour plus d’informations, contacter Thomas Röthlisberger : th.roethli@free.fr