Team Vicar in the Great Yarmouth Team Ministry


Posted on: Wednesday 24 August 2022 | Diocese of Norwich

Great Yarmouth

This is a post for a priest who wants to animate the congregational life in the Parish of Great Yarmouth and build valuable links with a wonderful, vibrant church primary school.

The Team is restructuring and looking forward with the recruitment of two Team Vicars (one to be licensed in September 2022). Could you build faith in a large, diverse and challenging parish?

This Team Vicar will take a lead for the CONGREGATION strand of our strategy. You will need to develop your understanding of what this means and make links within the HeartEdge network and beyond to support our development.

In addition to sharing Team Tasks the new Team Vicar will have key responsibility to lead and enrich our congregational life together.

  • Enriching Congregational Life
    • Create opportunities for all to explore Christian faith
    • Promote a culture of discipleship and faith sharing
    • Harness gifts and potential of all God’s people
    • Create groups to help us grow in faith
    • Develop nourishing baptism and confirmation preparation
  • Priory School
    • Support the spiritual life of an enthusiastic church school
    • Help children to discover and express Christian faith through Collective Worship
    • Realise opportunities for partnership between school and parish
  • Champion Diversity
    • Help the Parish to grow as an Inclusive Church
    • Lead links with GY Interfaith Network and Ecumenical partnerships
    • Explore how the liturgy and worship offered across the parish could diversify
  • Young People
    • Engage with existing youth and children’s work in Great Yarmouth
    • Support the Minster Choristers
    • Oversight of links with other schools in the Parish

We hope you will be someone who has:

  • Passionate faith and a desire to share it
  • Ability to welcome and stimulate faith questions in all ages
  • Genuine interest in people, backed by a sense of humour
  • Commitment to working within a team ministry and supporting each other
  • Flexibility to adapt in a growing, evolving team ministry
  • Willingness to receive and give feedback constructively
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Desire and boldness to try something new

We seek someone who can demonstrate:

  • Teaching gifts and a love of ministry in schools
  • Experience and passion in helping people explore and grow in faith
  • Imaginative communication skills; verbal, written and digital
  • Ability to communicate the gospel to all, in an effective, culturally relevant way
  • Aptitude to take responsibility and delegate
  • Capacity to introduce and lead appropriate change
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and consultatively within a team context

Closing date: Thursday 15 September 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 11 October 2022

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