Jobs at 4U

Centre Leader,
Wycombe Deanery Discipleship Training Centre

The Wycombe Deanery Discipleship Training Centre is looking to recruit a new Centre Leader with a vision to establish a community of young leaders serving local churches and schools as part of a Discipleship Training Programme. This will lead to stronger church/school partnerships, more young families in Deanery churches and a pipeline of young leaders for the wider church.

The Centre Leader is the main person responsible for delivering this vision, which has been funded by participating churches and a grant from Oxford Diocese.  Forming and leading a team, the Centre Leader will envision churches and schools in Wycombe Deanery and beyond.  They will liaise regularly with key sponsoring stakeholders, including Oxford Diocese, Wycombe Deanery and the 4U Team.

The ideal candidate will have experience of trainee / intern programmes and will be familiar with the New Wine network. They will be able to recruit, shape and lead an outstanding team.

Our target is to recruit at least four trainees in 2021, rising to 10 in 2024.  The Centre Leader will be responsible for delivering or exceeding the targets, measured by the number of trainees who join the programme each September.

The Person

  1. A person who is honest, reliable, trustworthy, efficient and a good communicator.
  2. Outstanding leader with a high level of self-awareness. A track record of leading teams and working well to influence and lead a wide variety of people including clergy, head teachers, young adults and colleagues.
  3. Excellent strategic thinking, networking and management skills.
  4. Part-time, 24 hours per week (includes eight hours at Tuesday training days and some weekends (residentials) and evening meetings)
  5. Be creative in ways of recruitment and advertising
  6. Experience with social media platforms, or a willingness to learn
  7. Mature and passionate Christian, but not necessarily member of an Anglican church.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Overall leadership of the Discipleship Training Centre and pastoral care of trainees
  2. Envisioning school heads and clergy
  3. Design and co-hosting of training days
  4. Stakeholder management and reporting
  5. Develop, Support and Nurture Placement Church relationships
  6. Trainee recruitment from schools, universities youth groups and the New Wine network
  7. Networking in Deanery & Diocese environments
  8. Publicity
  9. Manage Wycombe Deanery Discipleship Training Centre Website & other social media sites

Key groups to work with

  • Deanery Mission and Pastoral team – led by Lay Chair
  • Deanery Synod
  • All Saints Marlow staff team
  • Church leaders
  • Deanery School heads
  • Discipleship Year team, New Wine
  • Other NWDY hub leaders
  • Diocese and Placement Churches
  • Youth groups
  • University students


Duration: 2 year contract initially
Hours: Part-time (24 hours per week)
Salary: £15,890 p.a.
Accountable to: Deanery Leadership Team (Mission & Pastoral Committee)
Employer: PCC of 4U Team
Line Manager: Deanery Lay Chair


To apply, please download the application form and return the completed application form to Rev Dave Bull, The Rectory, The Causeway, Marlow SL7 2AA or e-mail it to

The deadline to apply is Friday 9 July and interviews will take place during w/c Monday 12 July.

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