With Community Dean

Job Posted: 224 days ago

Available until: 10th Mar 2020

Key Features


Ditchingham, Norfolk

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Church Army

With is the UK’s first bespoke ecumenical Christian community serving young people.

After being given a rent-free, long-term lease for All Hallows, a group of youth workers are reimaging the life there for the 21st Century. Together they are enacting their vision for a brand-new religious community whose life of prayer is focused on young people, and a spiritual retreat centre for young people and those people who work with them, known as With. Church Army are proud to give them some support to set this up.

We are looking for a Community Dean to join us at this key time of making a vision a reality. This person will initially be responsible for helping establish a rhtyhm of life for the community and then once the community is in place to grow and sustain the community pastorally and spiritually.

You will be someone who is: of strong christian faith able to work flexibly prayerful passionate about building community a gifted leader ecumenical approachable models accountability

Church Army is proud to support With Community with this appointment.
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)
Pension: If clergy, a non-contributory pension, operated by the Church of England Pensions Board.

Otherwise the employee will be assessed under auto-enrolement pension legislation and if eligible, minimum contributions will be made.
Housing Accomodation is provided as part of the role
Contract Initially 24 months

There will be a review of the role at 6 months which will be classed as a probation period, and a further review at 12 and 24 months to assess the needs of the role in light of the development of the community
DBS Compliance with safeguarding policy is essential
Occupational Requirement

Under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 there is a requirement that the post holder is a Christian with an active faith in Jesus Christ. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the statement of faith, which is based on the apostles creed.
Annual Leave 25 days, plus bank holidays (33 days in total).
Closing Date: 7th March 2020


First interviews will be on 23rd March 2020 in London

Second interviews will take place before the end of March on site at Ditchingham

Interested? Find out more about With Community at: https://www.bewith.community/

You can download the job pack for the role here which also details who to contact for more information and a site visit.

To apply, please download a Church Army With Faith-Based Application Form and email your completed application form to recruitment@churcharmy.org.