JOB TITLE:MEV Coordinator
REPORTING TO:Senior Resource Church Leader (SRCL)
LOCATION:Various (home based)




18 hours per week

This post could include some occasional evening and weekend working

£11,971 pa plus expenses   18 hours   / week

Diocesan Grade 4

Fixed term contract 12 months – Sept 2019-August 2020

DATE:July 2019



The Ministry Experience Volunteer (MEV) support and development coordinator will support all aspects of the recruitment, placing, and day to day oversight of Ministry Experience Volunteers (MEVs) across the diocese of Durham. They will assess and understand the needs of the MEVs, liaising with local leaders and diocesan staff to ensure that each MEV has the best possible learning and ministry experience with the support of Senior  Resource Church Leader.

Key Responsibilities

Support Ministry Experience Volunteers

  • To ensure there is appropriate support and training for MEVs
  • To ensure that housing needs are well met
  • To meet with MEVs regularly to hear their concerns and develop a sense of community
  • To support the training needs of the MEVs through liaising with the Lindisfarne College of Theology and Cranmer Hall.
  • To journey alongside MEVs to support their activities and learning
  • To offer advice and information to MEVs and local leaders through face-to-face, telephone and email contact.

Support Ministry Experience Volunteer Scheme

  • To liaise with local leaders, and with the Diocesan Vocations Strategy and Development Adviser to ensure that all MEVs have every opportunity for development particularly around the discernment of vocation
  • To understand and apply policies and procedures, including supporting local leaders in producing risk assessments for new placements
  • To generate opportunities for MEVs beyond the resourcing church network
  • To keep up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and advise the SRCL of any necessary modifications needed to accommodate changes
  • To monitor and evaluate activities and produce a quarterly report on considering strengths and weaknesses of the scheme to enable learning
  • To support the writing of an application for accreditation for the scheme to the national Ministry Experience Scheme.

Awareness raising and wider engagement

  • To promote the MEV scheme (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns and profile-raising events.
  • To attend conference opportunities to run a display and information stand
  • To celebrate MEVs by nominating individuals for awards and organising celebration events
  • To raise awareness in the wider diocese of the role and the function of MEVs

Is God calling you to this role? Then We want to hear from you!

For more information or an informal conversation, please contact: The Revd Canon David Tomlinson on 07588 531938 [email protected]

Supporting Documentation

  • Closing date: 26th July 2019

  • Interviews: TBC

Additional Details

The vision of the Diocese is ‘Blessing our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all’. Within this, the 3 core priorities are Growing the Church, Children and Young People, and Poverty. These are outlined and expressed in the Diocesan

Plan on a page-2018 Final Version


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If you are interested in this exciting role where there are also huge opportunities to nurture, encourage and enable the wider ministry and mission of the Church we want to hear from you.