Plymouth Cast

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND CATHOLIC LIFE ADVISER

Plymouth

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Job Description

Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND CATHOLIC LIFE ADVISER 

Full-time, permanent role, £35-40K – based at St. Boniface House, Ashburton, Devon, with frequent travel throughout the Diocese of Plymouth.

This is a key role within the Trust and will focus on:-

Enhancing the Catholic life of our  schools, in particular by developing religious education, collective worship, chaplaincy and readiness for Section 48 inspection.

Supporting our schools in providing appropriate personal and professional development opportunities for all adults with faith formation responsibilities.

Supporting our schools in developing their understanding of Catholic ethos and their contribution to the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.

Qualifications and experience:-

  • an understanding of:
  • Diocesan and LEA structures and systems for support and administration of schools.
  • the range and nature of concerns facing RE teachers and other staff in Catholic schools.
  • the broad teaching of the Catholic Church in areas relevant to this work and of what can support or obstruct people’s growth in faith.
  • the structure and processes of children’s faith formation opportunities offered within parishes.
  • to have the ability to assimilate quickly and accurately:
  • the detail and philosophy of the key RE programmes that are followed in this Diocese and respond positively to any changes introduced by the Bishops’ Conference, the Diocese or the Plymouth CAST Board
  • relevant national initiatives in RE and adult formation.
  • you must be a practising Catholic with a positive attitude towards ecumenism

Key Skills:-

  • have a deep personal faith commitment and a rich experience of personal faith formation;
  • to plan, prioritise and manage time effectively;
  • to build relationships, develop trust and establish credibility
  • a confident communicator, ability to engage appropriately at all levels;
  • effective application of IT, to include PowerPoint;
  • to work as part of a team, but also work alone in setting and delivering priorities;
  • utmost confidentiality.

Given the need to make regular visits to our 36 schools across the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Poole and Dorset you must hold a current driving licence and provide your own transport. There may be a need to respond to urgent needs when required, which will require a flexible approach to hours of work. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.

To request an application form and job description, please email admin@plymouthcast.org.uk, sending completed forms to admin@plymouthcast.org.uk or by post to Karen Grute, Plymouth CAST, St Boniface House, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7JL.

 

Closing date Thursday 24th May 2018 midday. Potential interview date 31st May 2018 at St Boniface House, Ashburton, Devon.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.

 

 

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