Director of Focal Ministry

Diocese of Sheffield

The Diocese of Sheffield is called to grow a diverse network of Christ-like, lively and sustainable Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world.

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.

For an informal chat contact: Reverend Canon Toby Hole, Director of Mission and Ministry on 07842 021372.  More information on Focal Ministry in the Diocese of Sheffield can be found at

  • Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • 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

Further information and an application form can be found on our website

Please send your completed application form to

Closing date: 12th July 2024 at 12:00pm

Shortlisting Date: 17st July 2024

Interviews: 25th July 2024

Director of Focal Ministry Job Description

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

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