Deputy General Secretary Discipleship

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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.

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