Are you passionate about transforming the lives of individuals and communities through demonstrating and sharing the love of Jesus? Then this exciting new project, resourced by the Diocese of Durham and the Church of England Strategic Development Fund to invest in low-income communities and bring Hope to Murton, a former mining parish, may be the opportunity that God has brought you to!
We are looking for someone to join our team to support our Community of Hope Project Leader in Murton.
Hours: 30 hours per week with five weeks annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata). It will include some weekend and evening work – hours flexible.
Salary: £17,000 pa plus Pension – this is a 4-year post, with an option to extend as funding becomes available
The project so far…
The project has bought and developed an old shop on Woods Terrace in Murton called Heart on the Terrace. Our plan is to give the old shop a new lease of life by turning it into a lively community hub, that will revitalise and bring hope to the whole community through a range of activities.
All activities have the same three key principles:
- They enable relationships as vehicles for Christian sharing.
- They empower participants through giving opportunities for volunteering and discovery.
- They build community and so develop confident sharing and support networks
Our Vision at Heart on the Terrace
We love people and want to build a community to show them just how much they are valued. Our vision is to make the hub into a space where everyone is welcome, without having to ‘believe’ in order to belong. In other words, people from different faiths and none, can find a home here. People who are unsure what they think about God are no less precious, loved or welcome than anyone who has said a ‘yes’ to Jesus. We believe that true freedom is found in the extravagant, relentless, and passionate love of God, which is why we want to make it easy for anyone to find Him.
We want to listen well to the community and offer support to improve well-being, engage people in activities which benefit the community, open a community café and shop, run groups for youth, children and families, and combat isolation, especially after Covid. The hub will also be a centre for advocacy. Most importantly, it will be a safe space to find out about Jesus and the way He can transform lives as we seek to plant new worshipping communities within the parish.
We are looking for someone who has a Christian faith, who is a good communicator, can organise and coordinate people and activities, especially for families and youth, and manage our community café.
You would be well supported by the Project Lead, a group of enthusiastic volunteers, relevant staff from the diocese and be part of an exciting, community centred opportunity.
For a full role profile and application pack, or for further information, please contact the Project Lead on 07449918550 or email [email protected]
Application deadline: 15th October 2021
Interview date: 22nd October 2021