Training and Development Officer

Mersey Synod 

37.5 hours pw.  Office based.

Salary: £37,000

Lay appointment or URC Ministers Stipend

 Are you passionate about facilitating and developing the gifts and competencies of the whole people of God?

We are looking for a committed Training and Development Officer who will proactively consult, guide, advise and provide training in order to assist the development and delivery of the Mersey Synod training and development strategy.

You will also, from time to time, work with colleagues as appropriate to support the provision and delivery of training across the Northerly Synods and wider United Reformed Church.

Success in the role will require a change-orientated, creative, enthusiastic training and development practitioner. You will be able not only to deliver training but to help ministers, local churches and key post holders across the synod determine the training they need and identify the appropriate resources to meet those needs.  You will also be involved in working ecumenically.

Applications are invited from lay or ordained candidates who feel that they can meet this challenging brief.

The role is based in Liverpool but regular travel around the Synod is an essential requirement.

For further information, including arranging an informal conversation with the Moderator please contact the Synod Office on 0151 722 6590.

An application pack can be accessed via the synod website or by telephoning the Synod office 0151 722 6590 (noting that we do not accept CV’s) and should be returned to the Synod Clerk

 Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 June 2022 12 noon.  Interviews on Wednesday 22 June 2022. 

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder be a Christian.

 The post requires an enhanced DBS certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service

URC Youth Intern – Communications

Home based 12 month fixed-term contract, 8-30 hours per month

Living Wage Rate

Are you passionate about communicating with young people and young adults?

URC Youth is an organisation for all young people aged 11- 25 with a connection to the United Reformed Church. URC Youth elect a Youth Executive each year to run an annual Youth Assembly, to be the voice of young people, enact resolutions, and promote young people’s engagement in the life of the church. There is a strong emphasis on inclusion, diversity, mental health, social justice, and environmental issues.

During this Internship you will support the work of URC Youth to increase connection and engagement with young people across England, Scotland and Wales in conjunction with the URC Children’s and Youth Work team.

You will work as part of a team; to create and post promotional material, manage a schedule for communication and assist in production of press releases, written resources, and web content.

You will be aged 17-25, educated to at least National Fives & Highers / GCSE level standard, with experience in communication through social media and wider channels. You will have good design and communication skills. You will be able to manage a fluctuating workload and attend meetings online and in person, as required.

We will offer appropriate training and development opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge in communication.

If you are interested in this new opportunity and can meet the above requirements, please provide a CV and covering letter to: Human Resources, the United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

020 7691 9874

 Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 23 May 2022        Interview date: Thursday 9 June 2022

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


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