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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's recruitment service.


Vicar (half-time) of Warmington, Cotterstock, Fotheringhay, Southwick and Tansor

Rector, The Astwell Benefice: Six Churches, One Church

Volunteer Police Chaplains to support Northants Police across the county



Administrative Officer at Bouverie Court

Based at Bouverie Court, The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton
Salary up to £19,015 per annum

The Church of England’s Diocese of Peterborough is seeking a person able to give administrative and secretarial support to a team of staff working from the Diocesan Centre at Bouverie Court.  Applicants will need to be confident in the use of IT as well as able to give a secretarial service. 

For more details and an application form please contact Sharon Welbourne, The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB (Tel: 01733 887027, e-mail: ).


Applications are to be submitted by 9th December 2019

Interviews will be held at Bouverie Court on 17th December 2019


As part of the Administrative Resource Team at Bouverie Court you will provide support to the Field Officers based at Bouverie Court.  This support will have a particular emphasis on the work of the Mission Team, Children and Youth Team, and Stewardship Officer. Duties will include secretarial services, such as mail handling, telephone support and diary management, administrative services, such as document production and event planning as well as general office duties.

The team at Bouverie Court provides specialist support to the 350 parishes in the Diocese of Peterborough, which consists of Peterborough and the counties of Northamptonshire and Rutland.   In doing this they spend much of their time out of the office and so the post-holder will need to be able to work with little direct supervision.  Regular team meetings will be arranged.



  • GCSE English and Maths (Grades 9 – 4 or A* -C)
  • General Office Skills – secretarial services, such as managing diaries, mail handling, email and telephone support, photocopying and printing.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Experience of MS Office Suite (at least Word, excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to work with databases.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to manage time and organise work without continuous supervision
  • Able to work as part of a team and collaboratively with other staff based at Bouverie Court
  • Good sense of humour
  • Sympathetic to the work of the Church of England
  • Ability to work outside office hours, with time off in lieu
  • Must have a current driving license with the ability to travel independently around the diocese.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and awareness of equality and diversity within the work place and beyond.



  • Experience of Desk Top Publishing (MS Publisher preferred); Eventbrite, Zoom, Mailchimp
  • Knowledge of the Christian Church
  • Experience of supporting courses or conferences


Please ensure your application provides evidence of your competence in at least all of the Essential criteria in the Person Specification.


The post is based at the Diocesan Office at Bouverie Court, The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

Pay:                  Up to £19,015 per annum with annual salary review

Pension:           Non-contributory scheme (equivalent to 10% of salary)

Hours:              35 hour week (Normal hours are 9 to 1, 2 to 5, Monday to Friday)

Holidays:          25 days per year plus Public Holidays and Christmas / New Year closure

Probationary:    Period of 6 months



Job description and person specification
Application form

Music Post at St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers

St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers is looking to enhance and develop its music provision – building on our long-standing fine choral and music tradition. We are exploring new and creative ways to enrich our worship, as well as engaging more fully with our community.

We are inviting enquiries and expressions of interest from church musicians with previous experience as an organist, choir director or musician to explore a possible post as Director of Music, or Assistant Organist, at this exciting time of new possibilities. This is an unique opportunity to be involved at the beginning of shaping both this post and the potential development of music and liturgy within the church. RSCM professional rates are offered on a range from £3,500 to £6,500 (depending on the nature of the post appointed to and previous experience).

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Revd Michelle Dalliston on 01733 569147 or 07961 003352, or email

The details of the job description will be agreed in discussion with the successful candidate.

We can offer:

  • A small but committed and experienced choir of adults and a small junior choir

  • A fantastic church setting – St Mary the Virgin Higham Ferrers is a 13th Century, Grade 1 listed building in an unique setting with three other Grade 1 listed buildings/monuments: The Bede House, Chantry Chapel (both 15th Century) and nearby Medieval Churchyard Cross

  • An excellent modern hybrid organ, built by trailblazing organ-builder Peter Collins, and installed in 2009 (see the NPOR entry for full specification –

  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues committed to developing the musical life of St Mary’s.

We are looking for:

  • An excellent musician with some experience of church music and choirs to grow and develop the musical life of our church and community

  • Someone with creative flair and a willingness to experiment, as well as an understanding of church tradition

  • Good interpersonal skills and proven organisational ability.


For clergy and other vacancies in neighbouring 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.


Anglican Chaplain for HM Prison Littlehey Huntingdon

£27,021 - £30,415

37 hour working week and will require working regular unsocial hours.

Job holders within this Group Profile will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/knowledge of other differing faiths.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Please quote the job reference - 30500.

More information regarding this role or to apply can be found here


Deadline for applications: 11th December 2019, 23:55 hours

Interviews week commencing 7th January 2020