Pioneer Team Leader

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Peterborough Methodist Circuit, where we require a Pioneer Team Leader for a fixed three year contract on a part-time basis. This will ideally suit a person who is able to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of evening work and the occasional Saturday and / or Sunday. The salary being offered is £20k pro-rata’d, which will include pro-rata’d entitlement to 28 days holiday.

Applicants need to have empathy with and a preparedness to work with the ethos of the Methodist Church and its partners involved in this appointment.

The post holder will be experienced in working with teams of people, examining ways of creating a new ecclesial community in deprived areas. By building on relationships built up over the past five years, identify the needs of the fledging group and community and identify forms of worship that enable Church to be established, creating a greater community understanding of God’s love for them and for this ecclesial group to be ready to come under the pastoral oversight of a Methodist Presbyter within three years.

This post requires a person with experience in delivering mission based projects, communication skills and a willingness to help churches to become self-sufficient in mission and creating disciples. Experience in managing projects to fixed time scales and the ability to share and listen to ideas that lead to change management and better process are essential.

The post holder will work within the remit of the Steering Group who are responsible to the Circuit Meeting and Circuit Leadership Team to further the ongoing mission work in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, building a worshipping community that is starting to show the first signs of being a worshipping community. The post will be supported by a number of lay people and the post holder must be a team player ensuring that the project remains owned by the Circuit.

Applicants must be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS Check if appointed to the post and have a successful outcome as required by the Methodist Church in its Child Protection Policy. There is an occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9. 

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