Sheppard Scholar and Pastoral Assistant, St Martin-in-the-Fields

  • 8th April 2019
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£20k-25k)
  • Other, Church
  • Katherine Mill


We are looking for two enthusiastic, highly efficient, proactive people to join us. The first is the Sheppard Scholar role. This is a new scheme for the HeartEdge churches that will enable them to support new and refreshed mission and ministry projects. For more details about HeartEdge please visit their website. The second is our Pastoral Assistant role which combines theology with practical pastoral work that immediately supports the Associate Vicar for Mission.

Both roles are a yearlong programme that will offer a breadth of experience and range of responsibilities from participation and involvement, to roles of leadership. The aim is to give a wide experience of ministry as well as to draw on your own gifts and faith at a time of growth in the life of St Martin’s and HeartEdge.

The Sheppard Scholar role will focus on liaising with other Sheppard Scholars, HeartEdge hubs and members and helping to plan and deliver programmes and events. The Pastoral Assistant will focus on the ministry taking place at St Martin’s, working with the clergy to develop and help lead study courses, outreach to marginalized groups, and participatory liturgy and worship. Both roles will take part in the worshipping life of St Martin-in-Fields, with the opportunity to share the life of the Nazareth Community, a gathered community, committed to a life which includes, silence, sacrament, scripture, and service and sharing. This is an exciting and inspirational programme offering two people a unique chance to share the life of this church.

For a full application pack for each role please go to our website

To apply

To apply for this post, please email the following to by 9.00 am on 08 April 2019:

  • a supporting statement, explaining why you believe you can do this role
  • a comprehensive CV detailing your relevant achievements in each role, and including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer

If you would like to chat about this role, please call a member of the Human Resources Team on 020 7766 1101/1119.

Interviews will be held on 07 May 2019.