Administrator and Prayer Facilitator wanted for Inspiring Ipswich project (paid)


The Inspiring Ipswich project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

With significant support from the Church Commissioners and the Diocese, by God’s grace, it aims to grow 25 new worshipping communities, provide fresh energy for the existing churches, and make meaningful contact with 10% of the population; with 5% having had the opportunity to explore faith and 1% having become members of a worshipping community.

It is an audacious project and it requires people who have a big vision and practical skills to help achieve its aims.

Through the remaining four and a half years of the project (it ends in Dec 2024) the expectation is that Ipswich deanery will become increasingly mission-focused, strategic and financially sustainable in order to live its values of being inspirational, missional, relational and pastoral.

The project is led by the Archdeacon of Ipswich, the Ven. Rhiannon King, working closely with all the churches across the deanery and the project team.

The successful applicant will provide the beating heart of administration to the friendly Inspiring Ipswich team. It will be a varied and busy role including administration, event management and communications as well as facilitating the prayer life of the project. There will be team prayers most days (Mon-Thurs) and occasional prayer days and retreats to prepare for. The role will be central to ensuring that the project runs smoothly,
efficiently and prayerfully.

Archdeacon Rhiannon says;

“We are not looking for much! Just a friendly, warm, well-organised, can-do, prayerful person who loves admin, longs to see people follow Jesus and who can operate at a high level. We want this pro-active person to be at the beating heart of the Inspiring Ipswich project, oiling the wheels and helping to make things happen. If this is you or someone you know we’d love to hear from you.”

Closing Date: Sunday 9 August 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 18 or Wednesday 19 August 2020

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Job Description | PDF

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