Full time

Pioneer Evangelist & Envoy Coach for Southampton Centre of Mission

Location: Southampton

Closing date: 26th August 2022

This role will have two parts to it:

  1. To play a central role in developing worshipping communities in Southampton, using the model of those established in Bitterne Park. It is anticipated that significant steps towards developing EDGE+ within another context will have happened before the triennial review in 2025. The role will also help to encourage pioneering evangelism across the Diocese.
  2. To be an Envoy Coach, who working with the Winchester School of Mission, will aim to establish at least five groups that complete Envoy within the diocese by the three year review.

This role will need someone who is experienced in creating new worshipping communities that are appropriate for new disciples and working in team ministry. We are looking for someone who loves people, is creative and fun-loving, is energised by working with people and communities and is an initiator and pioneering in spirit. You will help spread and grow a culture of evangelism, creating a community in which doing, advocating, resourcing and enabling evangelism is a shared way of life. You will have a passion for Jesus and for reaching those on the edge of society. As an Envoy coach you will also need to be someone who is a natural coach and an ability to develop others for mission, evangelism and community. You must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.


£24,390 per annum


37.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as part of the role)


If a Church Army commissioned evangelist, 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).


Housing will be provided with the local area, or a housing allowance provided. The accommodation will need to be located within the area of focus for the role.


Full-time, Open Ended


An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s Safer Ministry policy. Leadership level Safeguarding Training is required – basic and foundation levels must be completed before starting in post.


4 weeks (after probation period).

Occupational Requirements

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.

Closing Date

Friday 26th August 2022


Monday 5th September 2022

Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

More info

For more information on the role, please see the recruitment pack here.

For more information please contact recruitment@churcharmy.org.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the Church Army Faith-Based application form for this post. When you are ready to submit your application, please upload your completed application form and select Apply now.

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