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Current vacancies at the URC

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

Building and Facilities Manager (from September 2024)

  • London
  • Permanent contract, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Salary: Circa £50,000
  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 10 June 2024
  • Interview date: Friday 28 June 2024

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

Children and Family Pastor

Trinity Church Harrow is seeking a Children and Family Pastor to join their team.

Closing date: 30 June 2024

For more information and application pack, email [email protected]

Volunteer Positions

Convenor of Governors Westminster College

We are seeking immediate nominations and applications for a Convenor of Governors for Westminster College. This is an opportunity to support the College at an exciting time of change and development.

Do you have experience of UK higher education? Do you value good governance? Do you enjoy chairing meetings? If so then we would love to hear from you.

For more information about the role, email the current role holder

To find out more about Education and Learning in the URC and how Westminster College fits into that , email [email protected]

To apply please send a CV by email to [email protected]

Nominations can also be sent to [email protected]

Closing date for applications/nominations: Noon 7 June 2024.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a short meeting with the General Secretary and current role holder. References for all volunteers will be sought prior to positions being confirmed.

Member of Nominations Committee

There is an interesting and exciting journey of change ahead for the URC and the Nominations Committee, in its revised format, 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.

Our Assembly Committees are an integral part of the direction and governance of the denomination. Recruiting capable and suitably qualified volunteers is vital to the life of the URC. Being a member of the reconstituted Nominations Committee at this seminal time is therefore an opportunity to make a significant contribution.

We are seeking applications from potential volunteers to cover one of the three areas below. They are:

1. Person with Equality Diversity and Inclusion specialism
2. Person from Racial Justice Advocates Network/GIM who will also serve as a nominations champion for this area
3. A representative from URC Youth who will also serve as a nominations champion for this area

To find out more, download:

Closing date for nominations/applications: Noon 7 June 2024

Please send nominations to: [email protected]  with a subject heading “New Nominations Committee”

Assistant Clerk

We are seeking immediate nominations and applications for an Assistant Clerk of General Assembly, which is an opportunity to support the Councils and Committees of the Church in a role which is integral to sound decision making and good process.

Do you have an eye for detail? Do you value good governance? Do you understand the structures of the URC?

For more information email: [email protected]

To apply please send a CV by email to [email protected]

Nominations can also be sent to [email protected]

Closing date for applications/nominations: Noon 15 May 2024.

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

Programme Lead (Training and Reconciliation)

There is a Programme Lead role with Place for Hope to develop and deliver an agreed 5-year programme plan.

Salary: pro-rata of £37,309 – £38,372 (FTE per annum; dependent on skills and experience)
Status: Permanent (following successful completion of 3-mth probation), Part-time – 21 hours p/w
Location: Home working, with regular travel for events throughout Scotland & UK

Closing Date: Monday 27 May 2024 at 5 pm.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing: Monday 10 June 2024
Start date: 1 August 2024 (open to discussion with the ideal candidate).

Bursar and General Manager – Westminster College Cambridge

The Governors of Westminster College are seeking to appoint a Bursar and General Manager in leading support operations for Westminster College.

Salary: in the range £65,000 – £70,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Closing date: Noon Friday 17 May 2024
Interviews: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June 2024

For further particulars and application form please contact the Principal’s PA at [email protected]

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