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Pioneer Evangelist for ipswich centre of mission

Location     Ipswich (St Francis and surrounding Parishes)
 
Details In this role as Pioneer Evangelist you will reach out with the Good News to either Children and Families or Youth across South West Ipswich.
 
You will be the sort of person who is prepared to take calculated risks, go the second mile and demonstrate the love of Christ in word and action to every young person or family you come into contact with. You will be active in school’s work and work with others to build on the connections made through that work in order to develop sustainable, new worshipping communities.

You will work with an experienced Lead Evangelist and together you will create a team who will be prepared to share in the work and witness of the Centre of Mission. The whole deanery of Ipswich are working together on a six-year initiative, Inspiring Ipswich, which seeks to add 1500 new disciples and 25 new worshipping communities to what God is already doing across the town. You will be part of that initiative which will provide support and prayer in addition to the support from Church Army.

This role will need someone who is capable of pioneering Christian communities among the unchurched, and with a track record of helping people to find faith in Christ. In this role, you will need to be able to work independently, as well as being able to work alongside all people and communities. Your own faith will inspire you to find new and creative ways to share the love of Jesus with others.
 
Salary
 
£23,215 per annum
Hours     37.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as part of the role)
 
Pension If a Church Army commissioned, evangelist or ordained, non-contributory, operated by the Church of England Pensions Board.

If not Church Army commissioned, then the employee will be assessed under auto-enrolment pension legislation and if eligible, minimum contributions will be made.
 
Annual Leave 25 days plus public bank holidays (33 days total).
 
Contract Full-Time, Permanent (initial funding is for 5 years).
 
DBS  An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s Safer Ministry policy.
 
Notice 4 weeks (after probation period).
 
Occupational Requirement This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under the provisions made in the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder has an active faith in Jesus. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the vision and values of Church Army and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich/Inspiring Ipswich.
 
Housing
 
A house will be provided in the area.
Closing Date
 
12 March 2021
Interviews
 
w/c 22 March 2021
Interview arrangements will be dependent on the COVID restrictions in place at the time. 
More info For more information on the role, please see the job description and person specification here. 

To apply, please submit a Church Army Faith-Based Application Form. 
Applications should be sent to: recruitment@churcharmy.org
Please indicate on your application form whether you intend to pursue a children’s and family or youth focus for the post.

For more information on the role, please contact Emma Sivyer, Regional Development Officer (South & East): emma.sivyer@churcharmy.org

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