Are you passionate about justice, about the Kingdom of God transforming lives, about sharing God’s love in word and deed? We are advertising THREE posts, and one of them could be the role you have been praying for.

  • Communities of Hope Project Leader and Volunteer coordinator – £22,500 – £25,000 plus pension pro rata
  • Community Worker/Evangelist – £19,000 – £21,500 plus pension pro rata
  • Children and Families Worker – £19,000 – £21,500 plus pension pro rata

These are 4-year posts, with an option to extend as funding becomes available.

Hours: 30-37 hours per week, with some flexibility. Five weeks annual leave plus bank holidays.

Will include weekend and evening work. A job share is possible.

Project background:

The Diocese of Durham is engaged in a partnership with the National Church (Strategic Development Fund) to invest in low-income communities in ways that bring hope and transformation, both spiritually and physically.

The Central Hartlepool Group of Churches (All Saints Stranton, St Aidan and Columba, and St Luke’s) are looking for 3 experienced and enthusiastic Christians to work together and encourage others in developing and leading the Communities of Hope project, in Jesus’ name.

Hartlepool Communities of Hope will focus on Church growth, challenging poverty and working with Children and Families. The remit is broad, and the need is great, but by using prayer, creativity, community involvement, strong partnerships and discerning what the Holy Spirit is up to, we seek to increase Hope in this amazing town.

The Project will work alongside, and with, existing congregations in the group.

The Project Leader and Volunteer Coordinator will have the responsibility of developing and managing the project in collaboration with Revd Gemma Sampson, ordained lead.

The Community worker/Evangelist will develop and create new Christian communities, initially based within St Aidan’s Church and Kitchen, growing Christian community around daily discipleship.

The Children and Families Worker will develop, lead and coordinate the children’s work within the church and local community (including schools), through a programme of new activities.

Please contact: Rev Gemma Sampson 07780 675322 or Rev Canon Norman Shave 07985148034

for an informal discussion about any of these roles.

Job descriptions, application form and a video by Rev Gemma are available for download at

http://stranton-church.org.uk/jobapplications.html or by emailing applications@stranton-church.org.uk

Closing date: 31st July 2020

Interview dates: 11th August & 12th August 2020

We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to inclusion. There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holders are committed Christians.

The successful Communities of Hope bid means the Central Hartlepool Group of Churches (All Saints Stranton, St Aidan and St Columba’s, St Luke’s) are now in a position to offer 3 exciting and challenging posts.
 
The aim is for our wonderful town to see flourishing church growth, poverty in all its forms challenged and to see children and families engaged. Social justice is high on the agenda!
The three people will form a team who between them will develop and create new worshipping communities, grow communities around daily discipleship and lead and coordinate children’s work.
 
The Central Hartlepool Group of Churches have supportive and prayerful congregations. The remit is broad, and the need is great, but by using prayer, creativity, community involvement, strong partnerships and discerning what the Holy Spirit is up to, we seek to increase Hope in this amazing town. The Project will work alongside, and with, existing congregations in the group.

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Posted by Gemma Sampson on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

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