Deputy Director of Mission & Ministry


Purpose of the Role

The Diocese of Ely are seeking a proactive individual to lead, inspire and manage the priorities, workstreams and staff of the Diocesan Department of Mission and Ministry.

The successful candidate will support the Diocesan Strategy Ely2025: People Fully Alive – A Strategy for Growth, working alongside the Deputy Director for Education in order to further integrate Church school provision within the community mission of our parishes.

This role will work in service to the Bishops, supporting their oversight of the Diocese, both alongside and supporting colleagues including the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations (DDOV) and Diocesan Director of Lay Ministry (DDLM) in their work in service to all types of Ordained, Licenced and Lay Ministry.

This role reports to the Diocesan Director of Education, Mission and Ministry (DEMM) in the delivery of The Strategy and associated workstreams as framed within four work pillars.

Indicative Responsibilities

To provide overall operational management of the delivery of the Four Pillars that frame the priorities and workstreams of the Department for Mission and Ministry.

  • Lead Pillar 1 – Leadership Formation & Development. Developing vocational pathways that support mixed models of ministry.
  • Be responsible for the calling, selecting, training and supporting ordinands for national deployment and licenced lay practitioners for local deployment.
  • Building and maintaining a structured framework for Supervised Ministerial Education (SME) through a Continuing Ministerial Education Needs Register, covering all ordinands and licenced lay ministers linked to Ministerial Development Review (MDR) and related mechanisms.
  • To line-manage the lead for Pillar 2 – Parish Innovation & Development Support. Supporting Deanery and Parish Development, particularly in supporting and liaising with wider colleagues regarding the development of new models of ministry.
  • Identifying and responding to the developmental needs of parishes, particularly supporting and reforming inherited church.
  • To line-manage the lead for Pillar 3 – Community Mission, with a priority to strengthen community mission by focusing and refining aspirations and boundaries for service to the common good and advocacy of social equality.
  • To support and expand social justice work, particularly acting as a multiplier effect on projects with transferrable qualities.
  • To line manage the lead for Pillar 4 – Shared Operational Support Team, ensuring a sufficient and efficient service to Pillars 1 to 3 in terms of operational delivery, compliance and financial management.
  • To oversee the budget for Mission and Ministry including activities and training.
  • (A full job description is available within the role application pack.)

Essential Skills and Personal Qualities

  • In Priests Orders in the Church of England or a church in communion therewith for a minimum of six years, and eligible to hold the licence of the Bishop of Ely.
  • Theology degree or equivalent.
  • Financially competent at operational level
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of the structures of the Church of England
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of lay and ordained ministry
  • Leadership experience, in particular proven experience of line-managing staff to expected outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to deal with conflict constructively
  • Ability to build strong partnerships both within and outside the Diocese
  • Self-starter as well as team player.
  • Forward thinking, adaptable and responsive to a varied work programme
  • Methodical, showing attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness in all aspects of work
  • Passion for mission and ministry and commitment to the ethos of the Diocese of Ely
  • Candidates should be able to travel and willing to attend evening and weekend meetings/events
  • Car driver, with personal access to vehicle for business use (applicable mileage paid   @0.45p per mile)

Terms and Conditions

  • Working hours: Usually between Monday-Friday (35 hours per week) to be agreed with the Director of Education, Mission & Ministry.
  • Salary for this post will be based on experience and qualifications, up to a maximum salary of £60,000 per annum.
  • The role will be based from home with frequent requirement to attend meetings in Ely and the wider diocese. A hot-desk function will also be made available in Ely.
  • The successful role holder will require a full driving licence and their own vehicle and suitable insurance to travel as required by the role (vehicle expenses will be paid at a rate of £0.45/mile).
  • Employer: Ely Diocesan Board of Finance (EDBF).
  • Any offer of employment is subject to Safer Recruitment checks and DBS clearance, and satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK.

Application Process

  • Deadline for Application: 7pm Sunday 26th September 2021, or sooner should suitable applications be received.
  • Please contact for an application form and full job description.

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