Intern Ministry Officer

18.75 hours per week

£19,383-£20,403 per annum (£38,766-£40,806 per annum FTE)

As Intern Ministry Officer you will develop an intern programme which enables participants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to explore their vocation and ministry. Our ambition is that many of them will go on to serve, lead and help church communities flourish across this diverse area. 

As part of the diocesan Mission and Ministry team, you will have responsibility for developing both the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (MES) and the New Wine Discipleship Year in the diocese. The New Wine Discipleship Year is based at St Thomas’ in Newcastle City Centre, whilst the Ministry Experience Scheme sees people placed in different churches across the city. Both offer a year long placement, enabling people to serve a local church, gain experience and grow in faith, study theology and explore their vocation. We seek to develop a cohort of motivated interns engaged in discipleship, leadership, community work, evangelism, church planting and pioneer work across the diocese. 

You will need to have a passion for church growth and a vision for the potential of internships to resource local churches and develop people in discipleship, vocation and leadership. You will be an excellent teacher with a formal theological qualification and the capacity to plan, oversee, and deliver a teaching programme, covering key aspects of theology, discipleship, leadership and ministry.

 A Genuine Occupational Requirement exists for the post holder to be a practising Christian.

This post will be located at Church House, St John’s Terrace, Percy Main, North Shields NE29 6HS, but will require extensive travel within the Diocese. 

The salary increases to £20,403 per annum on the completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 6 months.

For an informal discussion, please contact, the Revd Canon Rob Saner-Haigh, Director of Mission and Ministry on 07826 405972.

For further information including a job description and application pack, please see the links below. 

Please submit your completed application to

Closing date: 12 noon on 16th June 2021

Interviews date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Job description

Application form

Equal Opportunities Form

Disclosure of Convictions Form

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