Friday, 11 January 2013

Co-Principals Sought for Northern Baptist Learning Community

The theological college where I work is looking to appoint new leadership.  Here are the details of the position(s).
Want an exciting job in theological education in Manchester? The post(s) of Co-Principal of the Northern Baptist Learning Community in the stimulating Luther King House is about to be advertised.

Two Co-Principals
Northern Baptist Learning Community

Location: Manchester

Reward package: circa £30,000 per post (negotiable) + housing allowance

Northern Baptist Learning Community (NBLC) is a recognised centre for theological education and ministerial formation in the Baptist tradition, providing teaching and research opportunities and granting awards validated by the University of Manchester.

Based in Manchester, and working regionally with churches in the North and the Midlands, NBLC has a reputation for excellence with its full-time, part-time and church-based courses. It plays a leading role in training men and women for both ordained and lay Christian ministries and seeks to stimulate learning within local churches. Theological education at NBLC is strengthened by its membership of Luther King House which offers imaginative and creative ecumenical and theological education, enabling Baptists to learn alongside those of other traditions.

NBLC enjoys and is committed to a shared leadership style of management. This involves shared responsibility and accountability and a culture based on consultation and collaboration. In recent years, NBLC has benefited from the leadership of co-principals and therefore hopes to appoint co-principals to the current post. The governors believe that the investment in a shared leadership model provides significant benefits to NBLC and its students by way of a creative education programme and modeling collaborative leadership and team work.

The Principal(s) will be responsible for all aspects of NBLC’s work locally and regionally and will be responsible for continuing to develop and improve NBLC’s innovative ministerial formation, church leadership training, teaching and research programmes. The post holder(s) will take forward NBLC’s commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive and accessible learning environment and also have responsibility for leading NBLC as it responds to the rapidly changing and highly competitive external environment in which it operates. The Principal(s) will be members of the wider staff team within Luther King House, and participate in the shared teaching programme.

The Governors are looking for outstanding candidates with appropriate qualifications and with the skills and experience needed to simultaneously lead and manage NBLC’s internal development whilst representing the College externally. There is an Occupational Requirement for the Principal(s) to be Christian, as permitted in the Equality Act 2010. The governors welcome applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people but particularly from minority ethnic candidates and from women as they are under-represented in senior management roles within higher education.

Further information, including a job description, person specification and application form, is available from Glyn Chatterton or 0161 249 2546.

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th February 2013. The first interviews will be the week beginning 25th March 2013 with a second interview, if necessary, at the beginning of April. The appointment will start on 1 September 2013.


Andy Goodlfif said...

being Baptist not a requirement?

Glen Marshall said...

Of course. Taken for granted I think Andy.

Howard and Iona said...

It's in the person spec Andy.