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The vacancies in the Diocese of Peterborough on this page are currently being advertised. For information about clergy vacancies elsewhere in the country see the webpage for the Church of England Appointments Adviser.




Rector of Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead and Stanwick

Vicar of St Mark’s Wellingborough

Assistant Minister (House for Duty) of Long Buckby w Watford & West Haddon w Winwick

Rector of Brigstock with Stanion, Lowick and Sudborough

Priest of the Rutland Water Benefice

Rector (Half-time) of Aldwincle, Clopton, Pilton, Stoke Doyle, Thorpe Achurch, Titchmarsh & Wadenhoe

Vicar of Christ Church Northampton and Chaplain to the Malcom Arnold Academy

Volunteer Police Chaplains to support Northants Police across the county




Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Your role will be to work with the full time Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in ensuring that the Diocese maintains the highest standards in the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Accountable to the Bishop of Peterborough through the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, you will take the lead in the development and implementation of the Diocesan Safeguarding training strategy in line with the Safeguarding learning and Development Practice Guidance issued by the National Safeguarding Team. You will also assist in allocated cases of allegations against church officers, and give advice to parish officers who are concerned about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult.  You will provide a point of contact and liaison for statutory agencies and ensure the correct policies are followed within the church.


Person Specification:
Possessing a social work qualification or qualifications and experience as a police officer, probation officer or similar working within a multi-agency framework. You will have experience of delivering training, excellent presentation skills and good interpersonal skills allied to strong emotional intelligence. You will have knowledge of current legislation relating to safeguarding practice, and demonstrate a good understanding of the structure and operation of statutory and voluntary bodies involved in safeguarding.  It would be helpful to have knowledge of the Church of England and its structures. You will need effective organisational skills, the ability to network and build alliances and good IT skills and familiarity with Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint, combined with sensitivity and discretion.  You will need to have excellent report writing skills and develop effective Risk Management Plans where required.

The post will require work across the diocese, at the diocesan offices in Peterborough and Northampton and may present some opportunities for working from home.  A full driving licence and access to a car will be required.

Salary £34,000 p.a.

For an application form please contact:

Sharon Welbourne :

Closing date for applications:  Friday 21st April 2017

Interviews: Monday 15th May 2017


Role Description (pdf)


For clergy and other vacancies in neighbour dioceses, click the link below.



Southwell and Nottingham





Please note that the Diocese of Peterborough is not responsible for vacancies offered by external organisations. Applicants should contact the organisation concerned with any queries. 


Peterborough Cathedral is seeking an Experienced Book Keeper

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Cathedral family and work in the finance team at the iconic Peterborough Cathedral.

The position will report directly into the Chief Finance Officer and the purpose of the role is to undertake all book keeping duties and to support the month end reporting process.

The salary range is £22k - £27k, dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the post to the Dean’s PA, by email at

The closing date: 12noon Monday 27th March 2017
Interviews: Thursday 6th April 2017


Job description and person specification (PDF)

Children and Families Worker 

A rare and exciting opportunity is available at Holy Trinity Deanshanger for a temporary Children and families worker. This post would be suitable for someone who is looking for a new challenge, as training will be given, or for an experienced Children's worker who would like to add additional hours to their existing role.

We will be entering an Interregnum in September and we therefore feel we should wait until a new incumbent is appointed before advertising a permanent role. We would like to have someone to work alongside our current worker from the start of July so there was a good period of handover and to be in post for six months with the possibility of it being extended.

9 hours per week. £15 per hour.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 April 2017

Please contact Denise Matthews for more details.