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Director of Focal Ministry

Do you share the vision for the whole people of God playing their part in the whole mission of God? Do you long to see local people released and equipped to become leaders in the local church? These are exciting times in the Diocese of Sheffield as we develop our model of Focal and Oversight Ministry in shaping a mission-focused church fit for the challenges of the 21st Century.

We are seeking and praying for an experienced and creative trainer to work with the Resourcing Mission and Ministry Team in leading the lifelong learning and equipping provision for Focal Ministers. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the mission and ministry of the local church, supported by a committed senior team. The role is funded until the end of 2026 with possibilities for continuing and expanding the work beyond that date being actively explored.

  • Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • 2.5 Year Fixed-Term contract (31/12/2026), with potential for renewal
  • Salary £43,000 FTE
  • 10% employer contribution to pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Based at Diocesan Church House in Rotherham with some hybrid working from home

For an informal chat contact: Reverend Canon Toby Hole, Director of Mission and Ministry on 07842 021372 or email

Please send your completed application form to

This post carries an Occupational Requirement under the provisions of the Equality Act for the postholder to have a committed Christian faith. 

Please note this role is subject to a Basic DBS check in accordance with Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding provisions. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team at

Closing date: 12 July 2024 at 12:00
Shortlisting Date: 17 July 2024
Interviews: 25 July 2024