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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Further information, including a job description,
person specification and application form, is available from Glyn
Chatterton firstname.lastname@example.org 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.