Diocesan and Clergy Vacancies

  • Head of Parish & External Relations
    An exciting new role that will encourage and empower church communities to embrace opportunities for growth.

    We are looking for a gifted manager and facilitator, with understanding and experience of nurturing church growth. You will join a talented and dedicated team and be committed to the variety of the Church’s mission in different contexts.

    Salary: £40,000

  • Vicar Designate, All Saints Clifton
    All Saints Clifton has a long-standing catholic tradition and high standards of worship, and is committed to serving within the Diocese of Bristol. We are seeking a priest who will support and inspire us as we respond to the challenges of mission within our parish and beyond. We are looking for someone who will help us to discover how our faith can engage in new ways with the needs of the contemporary world. This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with a committed, articulate congregation to share the special witness that All Saints offers.
  • Archdeacon’s and Parish Relations Administrator
    Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

    Salary: £18k p.a.

    Location: Diocesan Office, Stoke Gifford, Bristol

    We are seeking a colleague to help us in our mission to engage, support and resource the parishes of the Diocese of Bristol at an exciting point in our development.

    Closing date: Midday 28 May 2015

    Shortlisting date: 1 June 2015

  • Adviser for Licensed Ministry (DDO & Warden of Readers)
    Full-time (35 hrs per week)

    Salary: £37,000 and based in our Diocesan Office at Stoke Gifford

    Do you have the passion, drive and energy to help us reimagine lay and ordained ministry at a strategic level to help meet the mission opportunities and challenges we face?

    Deadline for completed applications: 15 June 2015 (12 noon)

For enquiries specifically about Diocesan and Clergy Vacancies (above), please contact HR:
Telephone 0117 906 0100
Victoria Nangreave Meet the HR team (click here)

 Other Parish Vacancies

  • Parish Administrator: Gauzebrook and Braydon Brook
    The Gauzebrook and Braydon Brook Groups of Churches in North Wiltshire are looking to appoint a new Administrator working 20 hours-a-week, based in the parish office in Malmesbury.

    The Administrator occupies a key role in the life of our parishes by:

    Leave: statutory bank holidays plus 25 working days per year

    Closing date for applications: 2 June 2015


  • Volunteers needed – Barton Hill ‘Lunch’ project
    Can you volunteer to combat food poverty in Bristol?

    We are establishing a Make Lunch project at St Luke’s Church in Barton Hill which has one of the highest rates of children receiving free school meals in Bristol

    What? Make Lunch projects give free hot meals to school aged children in the school holidays across the UK. We are calling our project ‘Lunch’.

  • Parish Administrator – St Chad’s Patchway
    St Chad’s Church, Patchway, is seeking to appoint a new Parish Administrator working 12 hours a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings currently) based in the church office on Rodway Road.

    We will want someone who will:

    Wages: £7.20 per hour

    Holidays: statutory bank holidays plus 25 working days per year

    Closing date for applications: 19 May 2015


For enquiries about Other Parish Vacancies (above), see the job advert in question for contact details. If there is nothing listed in the box above, then there are no vacancies at this current time.


Forms and further information for Diocesan vacancies (click here)

Please note, the information below relates to Diocesan Officer appointments only and not to any other parish or clergy appointments.

Guidance notes for applicants
Terms and Benefits (for DBF office employees only) →
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Proof of right to work
Child and Adult Protection →

Disclosure and Barring Service
The Diocese of Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are successful in obtaining a post with the Diocese of Bristol and it requires an Enhanced DBS check this will be paid for by the Diocese. Refusal to do so would prevent further consideration of your application. Any information received from the DBS will be treated in the strictest confidence.
See Safeguarding for further information on DBS


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