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Coordinator, Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

Sarum College

Location: Salisbury
Salary: £31,310 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 1st October 2018

Job Purpose: To oversee the delivery, development and expansion of the learning programmes in the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality.

Line Manager: The Principal

Salary: £31,310 plus a pension contribution of 8% of salary to the nominated pension scheme, currently the Church of England Church Workers Pension Fund (Pension Builder Classic), and lunch in the Refectory on working days in College.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Sarum College

The College’s location in Salisbury Cathedral Close means that Sarum’s life and work are permeated by a strong sense of prayer, worship and calm nurtured through many centuries.  

The College responds to the needs of the church and the world in innovative and progressive ways. Blended learning programmes train people for ministry, offer continuing ministerial development and awake or refresh a sense of vocation through theological learning.  

The Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

Sarum is widely known for its excellence in the area of Christian Spirituality.   

The Centre Coordinator takes a dynamic and holistic approach to developing the diverse learning opportunities it offers.

The Coordinator shares responsibility with the Sarum MA Programme leaders for high standards of programme management and delivery in collaboration with University of Winchester colleagues. This includes playing a leading role in nurturing a research community at Sarum, developing personal research and being available for the supervision of postgraduate research students along with colleagues in the Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy at the University of Winchester.  

The Spirituality MA programme is Sarum’s longest running MA programme and typically attracts 40% of the total MA enrolment.

Primary responsibilities

  1. Engage in strategic research in area of interest (for example, by pursuing opportunities to raise funding for individual or collaborative projects, disseminating research findings through teaching, publications and papers given at conferences and organising research-led conferences at Sarum College). Produce at least one peer reviewed publication or research-based monograph every two years;
  2. Devise and direct a programme of non-accredited educational activities;
  3. Be responsible for the management and development of the MA in Christian Spirituality Programme;
  4. Convene the MA in Christian Spirituality modules, recruit external lecturers and contribute to the teaching of the modules according to academic expertise and interest;
  5. Oversee supervision of spirituality MA students' Independent Study and the wider dissemination of high quality student work;
  6. Arrange academic support of Spirituality MA students by assigning Academic Tutors;
  7. Marking, working with external examiners and the exam board;
  8. Oversee the recruitment of Spirituality MA students in cooperation with the MA Administrator and Marketing Department;
  9. Share in the financial responsibility for programmes and liaise with the Bursar in relation to student and tutor fees;
  10. Share in the responsibility for building a research community at Sarum and supervise and direct research students with University of Winchester TRP colleagues;
  11. Attend and contribute to all educational committees including the Board of Studies, Programme Committee and Programme Leaders meetings;
  12. Contribute to teaching, development and delivery of programmes and modules in other areas of the College's academic work within areas of expertise as required. There is an expectation of some contribution in spirituality teaching in the Centre for Formation in Ministry.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the post, please contact the Principal, The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward.

T 01722 424801    

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