Vacancy: Changing Market Towns Worker: Youth (Wisbech)

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2019
The Diocese of Ely now seeks a Changing Market Towns Worker: Youth to help realise our aims in Wisbech.

Over the next five years, the Diocese of Ely is investing £4.36 million in the region's market towns. We are now seeking inspiring people to help us realise our aims. 

We want to see whole communities transformed through the love of God. The Changing Market Towns project focusses on enabling and sustaining church growth in small and medium-sized towns, significantly enhancing the Diocese’s ability to realise its desire to engage, grow and deepen our commitment to God through word, worship and prayer. 

It is far-reaching and ambitious and an expression of our faith in the power of God – are you ready to be part of this exciting future? 

The Diocese of Ely now seeks a Changing Market Towns Worker: Youth to help realise our aims in Wisbech. 

Purpose of the Role

In addition to the overall objectives of all development workers within the Changing Market Towns team, the specific objectives of this post are to:

  • be the person who leads the Wisbech Market Town Project in and around the Thomas Clarkson Academy
  • be the local partner of Thrive (a missional youth work project developed by the Diocese of Ely and partners)
  • work in partnership with the Anglican ministers of the town, their congregations and the other workers appointed to deliver the Wisbech Market Town Project 

Key Responsibilities

In addition to the role-specific job description, every Changing Market Towns worker will:

  • Work closely in partnership with the town’s team leader and with other paid and voluntary workers as part of a whole-town team leading in mission
  • Be a ‘Change Maker’, working to transform the culture of the local church and enabling a new focus on mission
  • Encourage and lead the development of fresh expressions of church, relevant to the local setting
  • Engage widely and confidently with the community, enabling others to join in mission and service
  • Contribute to a culture, through modelling and training, where mission in word and action become part of the life of every parish
  • Help both enquirers and new believers on the ‘Journey to Faith’ 

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary: £27,000 for a full-time appointment, pro-rata for part-time hours
  • Working hours: full-time (35 hours per week) preferred, but applications for part-time hours will be considered. NB there will be some evening and weekend work
  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 23 May 2019
  • Interviews will be held in Wisbech on Tuesday 04 or Wednesday 05 June 2019
  • Membership of The Church Workers Pension Fund (non-contributory)
  • Initial three-year contract (fixed-term)
  • The employing entity will be the Parochial Church Council of St Peter and St Paul, Wisbech (The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance / ‘Diocese of Ely’ is not the employer of this post) 


Please complete and return an application form, linked below, and email it as directed.

Please note this is a re-advertised post and we regret that previously unsuccessful applicants will not be considered.

This position is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)