The Joint Committee of the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Connor and Down and Dromore – Receptionist with Clerical Duties

The Joint Committee of the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Connor and Down and Dromore is seeking to appoint a Receptionist with Clerical Duties.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) and will be based in Church of Ireland House, Donegall Street, Belfast. The contract is for one year, but may be subject to extension.

The post holder will provide a comprehensive clerical support service and fulfil reception duties in Church of Ireland House and respond appropriately to enquirers as the first person to greet visitors.

You can download a job description HERE. For application and monitoring forms, please email

Closing date for completed application forms is September 27th 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on October 6th 2021.

As the successful candidate will act as a representative of the Church in dealing with the public, outside bodies, parishes, clergy and others visiting Church of Ireland House, they will be expected to be committed to working within its Christian ethos.

Board for Ministry with Children and Families – Children and Families Development Officer (3 Year contract – Full-time / Job Share)

The Board for Ministry with Children and Families exists to equip, resource and advocate for the increased welcome, enhanced inclusion and full participation of children and their families in the whole life of the Church. Our vision is that every Church of Ireland parish, no matter how big or small, is equipped to provide vibrant and engaging ministry with children and families.

The Board is now seeking to appoint a Children and Families Development Officer on a three-year fixed-term contract.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Board’s 3–year strategy, and assisting dioceses throughout the island to develop their own plans for ministry with children and families
  • Providing or facilitating relevant training for staff, volunteers, clergy and others.
  • Identifying, developing, distributing and promoting relevant resources to support ministry with  children and families in parishes across the Church of Ireland
  • Developing effective communications, including ensuring the development and management of a database of volunteers and staff in dioceses and parishes who work in ministry with children and families.
  • Being a source of advice for clergy, staff and volunteers on a range of matters relevant to ministry with children and families.
  • Advocating on behalf of Ministry with Children and Families within the Church of Ireland and beyond as appropriate.

Person Specification

  • A 3rd level qualification in a relevant field; (e.g. children’s work, teaching, or childcare)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant post–qualification experience;
  • Experience of team working and strong inter–personal skills
  • Experience of working with volunteers and staff across a range of agencies.
  • Excellent administration skills including competence in the use of email, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • The use of a car as travel throughout the island of Ireland will be necessary
  • Ability to be flexible working hours and work evenings and weekends (appropriate time in lieu will be given).
  • Ability to work in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland and travel throughout the common travel area and the rest of the UK.

There is an occupational requirement for the post–holder to be a practising Christian, able to subscribe to the principles outlined in “Being a Christian” at

We will recruit either one full–time role or two job share roles. The role/s will be based in Dublin or Belfast, depending on the successful candidates, with some travel required throughout the island of Ireland.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the attached application form and send it, along with a CV and cover letter (Please indicate on the cover letter your preference for the full time role or one of the job share roles), to by 4.00pm on Friday 8th October 2021

An application form can be downloaded here.

More information is contained in the briefing paper available here.

The United Parish of Christ Church and St John, Ballynure (Ballyclare) – Music Ministry Lead


Parish of Templepatrick and Donegore – Organist

The Parish of Templepatrick and Donegore is seeking to appoint an organist for St Patrick’s (Templepatrick) who will lead the congregation in both traditional and contemporary styles of worship within an Anglican context. The church has a SATB choir and a fine single manual Holditch organ.

For further details and application forms please contact the rector: The Rev Jeremy Mould  on 07896839488 or email


To advertise a vacancy, please email details to Karen Bushby, Diocesan Communications Officer at

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