Trustee for Faith at Work in Worcestershire.
Faith at Work in Worcestershire (FWW) works with partner churches and congregations to develop workplace chaplaincy across the county. FWW is ecumenical, both in its work on the ground, and as a countywide Local Ecumenical Partnership under Churches Together in Worcestershire. As such it is a registered charity with volunteer trustees drawn from, amongst others, the five founding regional denominational bodies – Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic and URC – including the Diocese of Worcester. Each denomination nominates two trustees. There is currently a vacancy for an Anglican trustee, lay or ordained.
The trustees meet quarterly – currently by video conference – with occasional working groups convened for particular tasks. Nominated trustees act as a point of contact between FWW and their denomination, as well as working alongside trustees from other denominations. There are also trustees representing the volunteer chaplains and business and workplace organisations.
This role would suit someone who:
- Has an interest in the Mission of the Church in the wider community, particularly in the context of work and the economy.
- Is keen to promote practical forms of ecumenism through shared activity.
- Can bring skills from their own experience, including, for example, working with volunteers, organisational development, communication, finance, governance, HR, and leadership.
- Wants to explore a new aspect of their own faith journey in the context of a rapidly changing society and economy.
Could you undertake this role on behalf of the diocese? Expressions of interest are invited from any qualified person* to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07946 655450. We would particular like to hear from younger lay people or those with a BAME background. FWW operates a Safer Recruitment policy for all posts, including volunteers.
[* a lay person should be on the church roll of a parish in the Diocese of Worcester and be able to provide a supporting reference from their vicar/rector, or officer of the Diocese.]
Closing Date: Monday 7th September 2020.