From the very outset the Centenary Project team will support the parish with the application process and recruitment of the worker. We will:
- help parishes write their application to the Centenary Project, deciding on the role and duties
- put together the recruitment pack, advertise the role and receive the applications
- help arrange the interview process and request the references
- employ the worker centrally, issuing the contract and undertaking the DBS
Once your worker has been appointed we will support the parish by:
- Providing supported funding over the first three years
- Setting objectives with the parish line manager and the worker
- Supporting the parish to raise funding to make the post sustainable for the longer term.
- Inviting a team from the parish to attend an annual Action Learning morning with other CP parishes to learn from one another.
The Centenary Project will support your worker by:
- Providing them with a mentor to meet monthly for a 1:1
- Gathering all of our workers, interns and central staff together on the first Wednesday of every month for a monthly network meeting. This has our workers praying for one another and their contexts, supporting one another and participating in relevant training and envisioning
- Facilitating an online forum for sharing ideas, resources and prayer requests
- Offering relevant training, so that our workers continue to grow and develop.
The Centenary Project Today
We currently have 21 Centenary Project Workers in post, some of whom are full-time, some part-time. All of them are committed to serving their communities and schools as they build relationships with children, families and young people.