Synod Employment Vacancies

If we have any paid Synod vacancies available, they will appear below: 

Full-time, seven-year termed appointment

Minister’s stipend   

General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as Eastern Synod
Moderator from July 2021 or shortly after.

The Eastern Synod is seeking a person of deep spirituality with the energy and enthusiasm to inspire others
and the ability to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to providing effective pastoral support to ministers and congregations
  • a desire to develop a clear vision for the Synod
  • a commitment to building relationships ecumenically
  • initiative and an ability to manage change
  • a style of leadership that is empathetic, consultative, collaborative and inclusive
  • good spoken and written communication skills.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form and send it to: 
Deepti Upadhyaya at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 12 noon, Friday 26 February 2021

Human Resources, The United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT, 020 7691 9871

Interview dates: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April 2021

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the
post holder to be a Minister of Word and Sacraments of the United Reformed Church.

This post also requires an enhanced DBS certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Role Description
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This role has been modified since last advertised to reflect more clearly the needs of
the Church. Helping lead strategic change for the United Reformed Church

Church House, London
Full time: Salary £64,994; Plan for Partnership for Ministers of Word and Sacraments and CRCWs

Do you have the organisational skills and experience to lead our Discipleship team as we seek
to serve the rapidly changing needs of local churches and Synods in the 21st Century?

As the Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship) you will lead this key department, managing and working with the
teams which play a vital role in our Children’s and Youth Work, Church Related Community Work, Education and
Learning, Ministries and Safeguarding. You will enable the development of the department as it seeks to resource
the wider church, serving local churches and Synods as they grow disciples.

As a member of the General Secretariat you will also share in the exercise of theologically-informed Christian
leadership of the United Reformed Church ensuring the resources of the Church serve the needs of local
worshipping and witnessing communities.

You will have a good understanding of discipleship and its development, knowledge of the complex nature of the
URC and an ability to ensure that vision becomes reality through effective policy making and governance. You
will be a leader, and a proven people manager with the skills and confidence to manage a range of complex people
and organisational situations.

If you wish to nominate anyone for this role please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
by: Friday 12 February 2021

Applications are invited from candidates with membership of a Church in the ‘Reformed’ tradition.* If you
are keen to help us grow in Christ and can meet the above requirements, please contact us/see our
website for an application form:

Human Resources, the United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
T: 020 7691 9874    E:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      W:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 12 March 2021         Interview date: Tuesday 20 April 2021

 *In accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement
for the post holder to be a practising Christian in the Reformed tradition.

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