Location: Ulverstone, Tasmania
Date advertised: 22nd June 2022
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 31 July 2022
The seaside town of Ulverstone is nestled between tourist towns Devonport (17km to the east) and Penguin (13km to the west) on Tasmania’s north west coast. Around 15,000 people call it home, and you can catch stunning views of Bass Straight from most parts of the town. There are plenty of swimming beaches, coastal paths and picnic spots along the coast and the River Leven.
There are close to five and a half thousand people over the age of 60 years, there are nearly five thousand people under the age of 18 years.
Ulverstone is a desirable location for many young families trying to escape the rising costs of living in Tasmanian cities. There are many opportunities for kingdom growth!
About the Parish
The Anglican Parish of Ulverstone is an evangelical parish with three weekly services – on Sunday morning there is one traditional and one service on the way to becoming contemporary, and there is also a mid-week communion service. We also provide monthly communion services at the two aged-care homes in Ulverstone.
There is a small Sunday kids program (up to 12 children) and a fortnightly youth group is under development. The parish has recently started a Mainly Music program which is attracting parents and children from the wider community, and it has established a mentoring program in the local primary school. There are lots of opportunities for a new Rector to develop these programs further and support them to grow into thriving ministries.
The parish recently embarked on a consultation with City to City Australia to expand their reach into the community and we are looking for a Rector who would direct these plans.
See this ad on our website.
You have a vision for reaching a small town with the good news of Jesus Christ. We would like to employ someone who can come alongside us to creatively and energetically lead and encourage us in making disciples of Jesus in Ulverstone.
- 3 or 4 year degree from a theological college
- Ordained in the Anglican Church (or willing to be)
- Able to preach and teach from the Bible
- Able to lead people in making disciples of Jesus
- Experience leading volunteers in a church context
- Team player
- Able to work with technology (PowerPoint)
- Experience leading a small staff team (there is a full-time assistant minister with a focus on children and families ministry)
- Experience starting or revitalising ministries
About the Diocese
Bishop Richard Condie, the current Bishop, wants making disciples of Jesus to be at the core of everything we do. He also highly values training and support for church leaders – this includes each ministry leader in the Diocese having a Professional Supervisor, being in a cohort with others at the same life/ministry stage, and money and time given from the parish for professional development each year.
The current group of clergy/ministry leaders (about 80 in total) meet together twice a year and are highly supportive of each other in gospel partnership.
Find out more at the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania website.
- Information about stipends and allowances in the Diocese is found here
- Housing or a housing allowance will be provided
- Appointment will be subject to fulfilling Safe Church Communities requirements, including a Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card and completion of a satisfactory Safe Ministry Screening Check.
Please send applications including a resume, a response to the parish profile, and 2-3 referees to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 31 July 2022.
For further information, please contact Mr James Oakley, Diocesan Registrar, by email at email@example.com or by phone on (03) 6220 2019.