Vacancies

Superintending Minister/Vicar of the Anglican-Methodist Parish of Whakatane

1/2 time position including a full housing allowance

Bishop Andrew Hedge, in consultation with the Methodist Synod Superintendent is looking to appoint a priest to the Anglican-Methodist co-operating venture whose current co-ordinating partner is the Anglican Church (Diocese of Waiapu).

This position is .5 FTE role and would be negotiated by way of a covenant to ensure that this included the provision of worship every Sunday in the month, and the mid-week Communion.   Alongside this .5 Stipend would be a full housing allowance.

The person the parish seeks for this role as minister needs to:

  • be energetic
  • have proven leadership skills with a willingness to develop a team
  • be a good communicator, enabler and encourager, with the ability to think and work laterally
  • be orientated towards children and young people to re-engage with the childcare centres and develop relationships which will build a children and families ministry which no longer exists
  • have a strong liturgical grounding and able to work with both Anglican and Methodist liturgies
  • be prepared to engage with the Methodist Synod as well as the Anglican requirements of Synod, Clergy Conference, Clergy Training Days, Regional Conference, and to engage with the Co-operative Ventures Forum gatherings (2-3 a year)
  • not be afraid to speak out on social issues
  • to encourage the parish in its engagement with its wider community
  • be able to show genuine interest in people and the life of the parish
  • be a person of forward vision
  • have an open theological perspective
  • be a warm and friendly personality

For expressions of interest please contact in the first instance Colleen Marriott (Office Manager, Diocese of Waiapu) office.manager@waiapu.com for a Parish Profile.    Closing date for applications is 8th February 2018.