• 18 July 2022

Ministry Apprenticeship Scheme Coordinator

The Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore seeks to recruit a Ministry Apprenticeship Scheme Coordinator (full–time). The post is based in Church of Ireland House, Belfast.  

The Diocese of Down and Dromore is a vibrant and growing diocese of 111 church communities and 9 church plants. It is focused on making disciples, raising up and empowering Christian leaders and birthing new ministries and churches. 

The Diocese is commencing FORGE, a new Ministry Apprenticeship Scheme to enable young Christians (aged 18–25) to develop a strong and enduring faith through training and service in the church. This new scheme provides an opportunity for young disciples to work and learn in an apprenticeship model with church leaders and their teams in host churches and church plants within the diocese. Apprentices will be fully involved in the life and witness of their host church and participate in the ministries of the church, especially children’s and youth programmes. They will also contribute to diocesan–wide ministry programmes.

Download the FORGE brochure HERE.

The Ministry Apprenticeship Scheme Coordinator, in conjunction with the diocesan team, will be responsible for managing the application process for Apprentices, allocating Apprentices to their placement host, organising a welcome and commissioning event, delivering a formal induction, organising development days and other training events as well as supporting Apprentices and placement hosts.

How to apply

Download an Application Pack with Job Description and Person Specification FROM THIS LINK.

Download an Application Form FROM THIS LINK.

Completed forms should be returned to:
Mr Roy Lawther
Diocesan Secretary
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street
Belfast BT1 2QH

Or alternatively by email to rlawther@downdromorediocese.org

Applications must be received by Friday 19 August 2022 at noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held in person on Thursday 25 August 2022 in Church of Ireland House, Belfast. Interviews will last up to 30 minutes and each candidate selected for interview will be asked within this time to deliver a short presentation (of no more than eight minutes) on what strategy they would implement to ensure that the objectives of the post are achieved.