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Current vacancies at the URC

Casework Supervisor (Safeguarding)

  • Homebased
  • Permanent contract, Part-time (18 hours per week)
  • Salary: FTE £54,000
  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 19 April 2024
  • Interview date: Thursday 2 May 2024
  • This post requires a satisfactory enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service

URC Youth Intern – Communications

  • Homebased
  • 12-month fixed-term contract, 8-30 hours per month
  • Salary: Living Wage rate
  • Closing date for CVs: 12 noon, Tuesday 28 May 2024
  • Interview date: Friday 14 June 2024
  • This post requires a satisfactory enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service

Employee benefits

Summary of Church House employee benefits

From holiday allowance to season ticket loans, find out about our employee benefits for Church House staff

Other URC jobs

Volunteer Positions

Convenor of Nominations Committee

The United Reformed Church is a paradoxical church at a crossroads. There is therefore an interesting and exciting journey of change ahead; and the Nominations will play a vital part in shaping and equipping the church not just for the journey of change but for a fresh chapter in the life of URC. Being convenor of Nominations at this seminal time is therefore an opportunity to make a significant contribution.

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Church Life Review Task Group Convenor

The purpose of the role is to organise and convene the task group and participate in wider programme meetings and activities. This will include ensuring the task group fulfils its remit, enthusing and encouraging the group to discern future possibilities, to be innovative, and to find solutions, and guide them through feasibility studies. The convenor will understand and identify interdependencies with other task groups and address these with the Programme Manager.

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Church Life Review Task Group Member

The purpose of the role is to support, guide and proactively assist task group activities. This may involve meeting people across the denomination, analysing information, producing information for others, producing models and diagrams, using project templates and materials, assessing options and designing consultations.

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Resource Sharing Task Group Opportunity

We are seeking nominations and applications immediately for a convenor and members of the Resource Sharing/Finance Task Group. We would be interested to hear from anyone with an in-depth understanding of the URC’s financial and legal arrangements and with wider strategic financial, legal or governance experience or change management in finance and governance structures.

Support Services Task Group Opportunity

We are seeking immediate nominations and applications for a convenor and members of the Support Services Task Group; people who are open to a challenge and keen to shape new support services for our churches.

Local Lay Worker (employed) Task Group Opportunity

Are you being called to discern new possibilities for people employed by local churches?

We are seeking immediate nominations and applications for a convenor and members of the local lay workers task group; people who have a missional heart and are excited by the potential of employing people in local churches.

Commission Secretary – Ministerial Discipline Process

The URC’s Ministerial Discipline Process is looking for a Commission Secretary, effective from July 2025, but with ample shadowing time of the present post-holder built in.

Key tasks include:

  • Keeping records of the panel for Assembly Commissions.
  • Approaching identified individuals to sit on Assembly Commissions.
  • Liaising with all those involved in disciplinary cases.
  • Arranging meetings for Assembly Commissions, draft agendas, take minutes and assist to progress cases. Advise on due process.
  • Drafting documents for approval by the Assembly Commissions.
  • Monitoring and seek to expedite the progress of cases through the ‘hearing stage’ of the disciplinary process
  • Making arrangements for formal disciplinary hearings and attend, including taking notes during the hearing, keeping records of decisions made, informing parties of decisions made and record keeping.
  • Seeking feedback and drafting lessons learnt reports on all cases that entered the disciplinary process.

If you feel you have the gifts, graces, and skills – and are willing to undergo a safer recruitment process – please e-mail the Secretary of the Complaints and Discipline Advisory Group at [email protected] outlining your skills and experience.

Non-URC jobs

Churches Together in England – Chair of Trustees

CTE is looking for a creative and strategic leader. The successful candidate must identify with CTE’s mission to be a visible sign of the churches’ commitment to one another.

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 14 April.

For more information, please visit: Churches Together in England – Chair of Trustees – Churches Together in England (cte.org.uk)

Joint Public Issues Team Internships 2024-2025

Two 12-month, paid positions working with the Joint Public Issues Team, beginning in September 2024.
The internships provide opportunities to develop skills in campaigning, communications, research and policy within a dynamic team environment.

Closing Date: 5 May 2024
Interview Date: 22 May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Community Minister  at Christ Church Chineham

This role is for 20-25 hours/week.
The salary will be in the usual range for ministers, and we have a contributory pension scheme. We will need you to work some evenings, weekends and public holidays.

To apply, please contact Rebecca Pain

Closing date: Wednesday 17 April

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