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Schools Officer - Christian Distinctiveness

Created: 26th April 2024 at 13:09


Part-time (0.4FTE) 2-year fixed-term


40,690 - 44,280pa (FTE) pro-rata


The Diocese of Guildford is looking for an inspiring Schools Officer for Christian Distinctiveness who will be the lead officer supporting the development of the Christian character of our 83 Church of England schools in the Diocese of Guildford.

The key responsibility of this role is to contribute to the development of the Christian distinctiveness of Church of England schools and academies within the Diocese through providing high quality training for teachers and governors on Religious Education, Collective Worship, and Spiritual and Moral Development. The role will also develop a supportive network of practitioners through school visits and one-to-one meetings; encourage greater collaboration between schools and their local parish church; and organise and support events for church schools.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Schools Officer – Christian Distinctiveness. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Have senior leadership experience in a primary or secondary school context.
  • Have good knowledge of the Christian Distinctiveness of the Church of England Schools.
  • Have excellent subject knowledge of the R.E. and Collective Worship in a Church school context.

This role carries a genuine occupational requirement for the post-holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector
  • Hybrid working
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision
  • 25 days pro-rata annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive open-plan office and surroundings at Church House Guildford with free parking

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered. Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (peoplehr.net)

For more information, please find the full job description below. If you would like further information, please contact recruitment@cofeguildford.org.uk. 

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

We believe that diversity is a strength. We actively welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities, particularly those who identify as female, younger, of a UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage, or disabled, as its essential that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Closing date:

19th May, 2024 at 00:00

Interview date:

23rd May, 2024

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