The Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry is seeking candidates to join the College’s vibrant community of learning as Tutor in Missiology.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an inspiring theological educator who is excited about forming people with a wide vision for ministry and mission. They will be a team player with experience and specialism in mission, proactively taking their part in all that is needed to train and support our students in their formation for ordained and licensed lay ministries.
What we offer
‘We commend the impressive quality of the learning community at Sarum College’s Centre for Formation in Ministry’ (2019 Periodic External Review)
• a college community where each staff member is known and valued
• a vibrant community of learning, with an eclectic and interesting mix of people coming for study, short courses, conferences and B&B
• a ministry team committed to working together, valuing each other’s different experience, perspective and expertise
• a ministry student cohort of varied church backgrounds and ages, each one bringing their own skills and vocational stories
• access to opportunities given to Common Awards (Durham University) staff, such as working to an adult teaching award
• a working week that combines home and college
• a unique setting within Salisbury Cathedral Close, with easy access to the city centre
• a salary commensurate with the sector, with non-contributory pension provision and 27 days leave plus bank holidays
• one week’s study leave a year plus conference grant
• free college lunches and generously reduced B&B rates for educational staff
To arrange an informal conversation about the post, please contact the Dean of Ministry Paul Burden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Title: Tutor in Mission
Line Manager: Dean of Ministry
Job Purpose: To teach according to expertise and experience across the curriculum of the Centre for Formation in Ministry at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to share in the organisation of the different pathways and in the support and reporting for students.
Salary: £34,394 plus a contribution of 8.5% of salary to the Sarum College nominated pension scheme, currently the Church of England Church Workers Pension Fund (Pension Builder Classic), and lunch in the Refectory on working days in College
Hours: The post is full time which equates to 35 hours per week at times to be agreed which will be known as normal working hours. Time off in lieu may be taken for working beyond normal working hours and there are occasions when it will be necessary to work outside normal working hours (during the evenings and at weekends) as the needs of the College reasonably requires. The post holder is expected to work in College a minimum of three days per week, regardless of where s/he is based. They are expected to work the annual residential Summer School, residential weekends and evening tutorials as required.
Holiday: The annual leave entitlement is 27 days plus statutory holidays, including the days when the College is closed between Christmas day and the New Year.
Duration: The post is a permanent contract. Start date as soon as possible.
Working within the programmes in the Centre for Formation for Ministry, to develop learning materials, teach and share in organisation, support and reporting.
Particular activities include
- Being a member of the Centre for Formation in Ministry team, and taking organisational roles where appropriate to further the effectiveness of the Ministry Programmes.
- Overseeing the writing, revision, delivery (including online tutoring), and marking of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as agreed. This will include modules on Christian Mission and contributing to other modules and teaching as appropriate. Online tutorials will require some evening working.
- Organising and teaching on weekends as appropriate to the modules taught. This will require some weekend working.
- Act as Personal Tutor for two groups of ordination students, which includes student support face to face at some weekends, support online, and reporting on students. This also includes visiting ordination students in their home context once during their course.
- Attend the Ministry Team Meeting (weekly) and other committees within Sarum College as required.
- To be present as a staff member for the annual Summer School (a week at the end of August).
- To contribute where appropriate to the programme of Study Days in Sarum College, and to the building up of online resources.
- An MA in theology or an associated discipline
- Demonstrable engagement with the theology and practice of mission
- First-hand experience of ministry, as an ordained or licensed lay minister or as an active church member
- A vision for training women and men for mission, leadership and ministry in contemporary society and culture, and is positive and enthusiastic about the challenges and opportunities of ordained and licensed lay ministry
- Experience in delivering adult learning
- Good presentational and IT skills
- Adaptable and willing to teach across disciplinary boundaries
- Has pastoral wisdom and emotional intelligence
- An understanding of the Church of England, including diocesan and parochial structure
- Willing to share in the administration of the training, and seeks to work collaboratively and supportively
- Able to be present in College for at least 3 days a week, is willing to work certain evenings and weekends for the purposes of the role, and is able and willing to travel to meet the needs of the role
- Secure an enhanced DBS clearance
- Experience of online delivery of learning and marking, ideally through Moodle, Turnitin and Zoom, though training will be given on these
- To offer an additional area of specialism appropriate to our ministry formation.
- To have a record of research and publications in theology
- To be aware of the challenges and opportunities that face an educational institution like Sarum College, and be willing to contribute to the wider life of the College
If you would like to apply for the post, please download the application form via link below.
The deadline for applications is Friday 25 August 2023 at 12 noon, and applications should be emailed the Dean of Ministry, Paul Burden email@example.com .
We will then contact shortlisted candidates to arrange a time for an onsite interview at Sarum College.