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Full-time, Permanent post

Salary £24,500 - £27,000 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Northern College, training students for ministry in the United Reformed Church, the Congregational Federation and the British Province of the Moravian Church, are seeking a College Administrator to succeed the present postholder who is retiring.

The successful candidate would be expected to use SAGE to support the financial administration of the college, to be able to work confidentially with staff and student records and with respect with persons of faith, and to have a proven track record of efficient administrative roles and good knowledge of excel and word. Ability to update the college’s website would be an advantage. All necessary training would be offered, together with full induction.

Working hours are 40 per week based at Luther King House in South Manchester. The postholder would be expected to be present in the College for full-time students’ attendance and essential meetings, but flexibility of hours and work base are also negotiable.

The ideal start date is 1October 2021, but another date might be negotiable.

Job Description and Person Specification are available from the Principal of the College, the Revd Dr Rosalind Selby: .

If further details or background information about Northern College are required, Dr Selby will be happy to speak to potential applicants. Please supply contact details by email and Dr Selby will arrange a phone or Zoom conversation.

Applications, including the names of two professional referees, should be submitted to Dr Selby by 7 April 2021.
Shortlisting will take place shortly thereafter, and interviews will be held at the end of April/early May 2021.

Hours of work: Part-Time (25 hours per week) 
Fixed term - 36 months

Salary: FTE Salary £34,169
Actual Salary Pro-Rata £23,075 (25 hours per week)

The role involves a combination of office-based and home-based working with regular travel within the Synod area and on occasion, in the UK. The Synod Office is at 4 College Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JJ.

The United Reformed Church (Northern Province) Trust Limited is a charitable company, acting as trustee for some 150 church, residential and other properties mainly in north east England, as well as for the funds of the Northern Synod of the URC. It exercises oversight of and provides advice and grants to local churches across the region. It is one of the 13 synods which make up the United Reformed Church (URC) with oversight of the local churches and activities of the URC in the North-East.
We are looking for a Property Officer to ensure properties are effectively maintained and to develop a Property Strategy. The post-holder will report to the Property Sub-committee Convenor and will liaise with the Synod Listed Buildings Advisory Committee Convenor when necessary. As part of the Field Support Team, you will work closely with the Trust Officer as well as developing effective working relationships with property consultants, estate agents and church members.

Key areas of responsibility
Local Church Property Support 

Read more: Property Officer - Northern Synod

Full-time, seven-year termed appointment

Minister’s stipend   

General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as Eastern Synod Moderator from July 2021 or shortly after.

The Eastern Synod is seeking a person of deep spirituality with the energy and enthusiasm to inspire others and the ability to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to providing effective pastoral support to ministers and congregations
  • a desire to develop a clear vision for the Synod
  • a commitment to building relationships ecumenically
  • initiative and an ability to manage change
  • a style of leadership that is empathetic, consultative, collaborative and inclusive
  • good spoken and written communication skills.

If you wish to nominate a minister for this post, please write to: Deepti Upadhyaya at by Sunday 7 February 2021

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form and send it to: Deepti Upadhyaya at by 12 noon, Friday 26 February 2021

Human Resources, The United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT, 020 7691 9871

Interview dates: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April 2021

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a Minister of Word and Sacraments of the United Reformed Church.

This post also requires an enhanced DBS certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Role Description
Synod Profile
12 Hinton Way Combined - The Manse

This role has been modified since last advertised to reflect more clearly the needs of the Church.

Helping lead strategic change for the United Reformed Church

Church House, London

Full time: Salary £64,994; Plan for Partnership for Ministers of Word and Sacraments and CRCWs

Do you have the organisational skills and experience to lead our Discipleship team as we seek to serve the rapidly changing needs of local churches and Synods in the 21st Century?

As the Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship) you will lead this key department, managing and working with the teams which play a vital role in our Children’s and Youth Work, Church Related Community Work, Education and Learning, Ministries and Safeguarding. You will enable the development of the department as it seeks to resource the wider church, serving local churches and Synods as they grow disciples.

As a member of the General Secretariat you will also share in the exercise of theologically-informed Christian leadership of the United Reformed Church ensuring the resources of the Church serve the needs of local worshipping and witnessing communities.

You will have a good understanding of discipleship and its development, knowledge of the complex nature of the URC and an ability to ensure that vision becomes reality through effective policy making and governance. You will be a leader, and a proven people manager with the skills and confidence to manage a range of complex people and organisational situations.

If you wish to nominate anyone for this role please email by: Friday 12 February 2021

Applications are invited from candidates with membership of a Church in the ‘Reformed’ tradition.* If you are keen to help us grow in Christ and can meet the above requirements, please contact us/see our website for an application form:

Human Resources, the United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

T: 020 7691 9874    E:     W:


Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 12 March 2021         Interview date: Tuesday 20 April 2021


*In accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in the Reformed tradition.

Job Description



Synod Safeguarding Officer

Salary: £25,116 per annum
(full-time equivalent: £41,860)

This part-time (0.6) position is for someone who would be excited by the prospect of taking the lead on safeguarding matters, and being an advocate and role model for safeguarding, across the Synod structure and in its eighty-six churches.

The successful applicant will be willing to work within the Christian ethos of the United Reformed Church and to travel extensively in Wales.

This post is offered on a fixed-term five year contract in the first instance.

An information pack is available from

Closing date for applications: Noon on Thursday 11 February 2021

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