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The Governors of The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham are seeking to appoint a new Principal following the retirement of The Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett in the summer of 2020.

We are seeking a creative and visionary Principal:

  • who has a heart for God’s mission in God’s world, and for people’s development in discipleship and ministry;
  • whose focus is ecumenical;
  • who is committed to diversity and inclusion;
  • who is serious about research-led teaching; and
  • who has a vision for learning from and with the worldwide Church.

Queen’s is one of the largest theological colleges in the country and very diverse in its work: preparing women and men for ordained ministries in three sponsoring churches – the Church of England, The Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Holiness Church; training Readers; providing programmes of continuing learning and formation for curates and probationers; offering theological study to a wide range of students, including members of Black Majority and Pentecostal churches, at a range of levels, including PhD.

Applications are sought from women and men, lay or ordained, who are in good standing with a church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. This is a genuine occupational requirement (GOR). (Methodist ministers who are considering applying should contact Jonathan Dean at Methodist Church House ( to discuss the procedures.)

For details about pay, housing and other benefits see the document (below), Terms and Conditions.

For the Information Pack for Applicants (which includes important background information about Queen's), please contact to have a copy emailed or posted to you.

Applicants who wish to have an informal conversation about the role should email to arrange a phone call. If you can give us an indication of the sort of questions you have, we can put you in touch with the most appropriate person to help.

Application will be by application form (available below), covering letter and CV, submitted to

Deadline for applications: 9.00 a.m. Monday 2nd March 2020.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing Mon 2nd March.

The selection process will be held in Birmingham on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March 2020. Shortlisted applicants must attend both days. Overnight accommodation will be provided on the Monday night. Please let us know if you have other accommodation needs.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed to candidates with receipts for travel within the UK. Candidates must be a British Citizen or have the right to work in the UK. Evidence will be required at interview.

Download: Role Description & Person Specification
Download: Role Terms & Conditions
Download: Application Form
Download: Recruitment Monitoring Form

For the extra Information Pack for Applicants, please email

Half-time tutor in Pastoral theology and Methodist Oversight Tutor

We seek to appoint an experienced pastoral theologian who will teach core modules in pastoral theology and who will contribute to other academic areas of the curriculum. The role will also include being a Methodist oversight tutor (subject to appointment by Conference) and being personal tutor to Methodist student ministers.

Applicants must:

  • Be qualified to doctoral level in a relevant field of pastoral theology.
  • Have experience of teaching and assessment in a HE environment.
  • Have significant ministerial experience that grounds their ability to form others for ordained ministry and leadership in the life of the Church.
  • Be passionate about enabling the churches’ ministers to be confident in witnessing to their faith and enabling others in their witness.
  • Be a person of maturity and integrity, faith and prayer, who is committed to the life of the Church and can help others prepare to serve it faithfully and creatively.
  • Exemplify skills as a reflective practitioner.
  • Have excellent inter-personal skills, relating well to a wide range of people.
  • Be collaborative, value diversity, and open to learn from those who bring different experiences, traditions, and perspectives.
  • Be willing and able to contribute to the life of the community and its worship.

Email job for a Job Description and information about applying

Deadline for applications is 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th February 2020