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Westminster College, Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024

The new Principal will give strategic, academic, spiritual and operational leadership to Westminster College. They will be deeply committed to the vision guiding Westminster as a place of Christian learning, renewal and hospitality and work fruitfully in a number of teams in the College, in the United Reformed Church, its Synods and its other Resource Centres for Learning, and across the Cambridge Theological Federation. They will be passionate about academic excellence in the service of the Church and seek to encourage life-long and whole-church learning where all can grow in faith and service.

The successful candidate will:

  • be committed to delivering a high standard of theological education with passion, creativity and vision;
  • have the capacity to lead, enthuse and develop Westminster’s vibrant and diverse community;
  • show commitment to the Reformed tradition and to the College’s ethos of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • understand the changing needs and mission of the Church;
  • work as team leader and team builder in order to deliver Westminster’s strategic aims;
  • promote the College’s work to denominational and other stakeholders.

Applications are invited from those who are Ministers of Word and Sacraments and/or members of the United Reformed Church or one of its partners in the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council, the Council for World Mission or the World Council of Churches.

Remuneration: for United Reformed Church ministers, or others with a Certificate of Limited Service, as laid down in the Plan for Partnership; for others, link to an appropriate University of Cambridge academic scale.

If you can meet the above requirements and wish to apply, please contact us or see our website (via the link) for Job Description and Person Specification as well as an Application Form (please note that we do not accept CVs):

Completed Applications should be emailed to sh658@westminster.cam.ac.uk 
Mrs Syd Harper, Westminster College Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0AA
Tel: 01223 330649

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2024 Interview date: week commencing 29th January 2024

Enhanced DBS is required, and there is an occupational requirement for the post-holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9.

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