Project members needed for the review of Ministries

Baptists Together are looking to set up a Project Team to take forward our review of ministries, which will be taking place between May and October this year. Council has appointed Revd. Phil Jump as Project Leader and we are looking for a number of additional team members.

The Project Team has a key role in enabling the review and overseeing its progress; it is not conducting the review on our Union’s behalf. We want the Project Team to reflect the diversity of our Baptist Community, but it is not a representative body, and our key priority is to seek people who can engage with and enable a broad range of other individuals and groups to participate in the overall process.

We are seeking the following individuals:

  • A researcher: Someone with ability and experience of gathering and summarising data from existing sources, as well as commissioning and arranging consultation around key issues and questions. They will work with confidential information, summarising and analysing key trends and statistics. While the precise scope of the work has yet to be fully assessed, the researcher would probably be able to offer around 8-10 hours per week from May to July, reducing to attending 4-5 meetings between July and October
  • An administrator: An individual who can support the team by arranging meetings, taking notes, handling correspondence, liaising with key groups and individuals and supporting the Project Leader and Acting Ministries Team Leader in the overall organisation of the review process. The administrator would need to offer around 3-4 hours per week from May to July, with additional input in September – also attending 4-5 meetings between July and October.
  • Up to three other Project Team members: These will be individuals with a clear interest in the development of ministry within BUGB and some appropriate connection and experience. We would hope that at least one member of the team would not be an ordained minister, and be able to offer a local church perspective. We are also open to participation from individuals with experience of ministry and leadership outside of our own context. The Project Team will meet regularly throughout the review period to reflect on progress and offer oversight and strategic direction. This is likely to require a monthly half-day meeting. There is scope for Project Team members to be more fully involved through taking action on decisions and plans made at meetings, but this would be at their own discretion depending on availability.

These are voluntary positions, with payment of all reasonable expenses. However there may be scope for some remuneration and secondment where this is necessary. Please include details of any such requirements/arrangements in your expression of interest.

If you are interested in these positions please send a written expression of interest by email. Please give a brief outline of your present roles and responsibilities, any relevant skills and experience and share something of why you would like to be involved in this project. Please also include your full contact details.

Given the nature of these roles, we are unlikely to hold formal interviews, but will arrange a telephone discussion prior to making a final decision. Since the project is due to start at the beginning of May, early responses would be appreciated.