The list of vacancies will appear here and within the Synod papers for the October and March Synod Meetings. Vacancies will be for a three-year term in the first instance, with possible re-election for a second term. Wherever possible, vacancies will be filled at the October Synod Meeting to run for a three-year term from January of the following year. Where necessary, vacancies can be agreed by the March Synod Meeting, counting the year of election as the first of the three-year term.
All committee vacancies are elected by the Synod Meeting. In the main these are volunteer appointments - it will be clearly specified if remuneration is available.
We are currently looking to appoint two important volunteer roles within the Synod:-
As its title suggests, the role of our Green Advocate centres on publicising and promoting environmental issues within the Synod and our local churches. The Advocate is a member of the Synod’s Mission Committee which meets four times each year.
There is a more detailed role description produced by the United Reformed Church which I can send to anyone who may be interested in taking on this role.
County Ecumenical Officer (Norfolk)
County Ecumenical Officer (Suffolk)
The main purpose of these two roles is to represent the Synod on the regional ecumenical forum; ensure relevant information is passed to local churches; liaise with relevant LEPs as necessary; be a contact point for local URC churches and ministers on ecumenical matters; liaise with the Synod Ecumenical Officer on ecumenical documents such as sharing agreements; and meet occasionally with other Ecumenical Officers within the Synod. However, for most of these matters the involvement is at most only occasional.