Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship)

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Enabling Discipleship

Church House, London
Full time or 7 year termed appointment
Salary: £63,409 or URC Minister’s stipend

Are you looking for a chance to be a part of the leadership team that is equipping the United Reformed Church to be a vibrant and relevant church into the next decade?


The Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship) leads the Discipleship department, managing and working with the teams of Children’s and Youth Work, Church Related Community Work, Education and Learning, Ministries and Safeguarding.

As a full member of the General Secretariat you will share in the exercise of theologically-informed Christian leadership of Church House, ensuring the implementation of decisions of General Assembly or Mission Council and effective running of the whole staff team. You will have experience of a wide spectrum of ministries, knowledge of, appreciation and sensitivity to the complex nature of the URC and a wide awareness of contemporary political and social issues with an ability to reflect on them theologically. You will be a creative leader with the ability to inspire, manage and motivate a team.


Applications are invited from candidates who are a member of the United Reformed Church or one of its partners within the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council or the Council for World Mission*

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

If you wish to nominate anyone for this role please email recruitment by Sunday 22 December 2019. 

Previous applicants need not apply.


T: 020 7691 9874     E: recruitment@urc.org.uk      W: www.urc.org.uk/vacancies


Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 13 January 2020
Interview date: Monday 24 February 2020

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

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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