Lead Pastor / Associate Chaplain

This is a Senior Team Leader role, working alongside the Chaplain to oversee the implementation of the vision for University Chaplaincy in Belfast. This role will complement the oversight of the chaplain by overseeing every aspect of discipleship, formation, development and spiritual direction of those serving the vision, whether employed, working as interns, volunteering as students, adults, or young people. This role will work across every ministry in the chaplaincy to ensure the health and development of those leading a ministry, and to provide support for the delivery of ministry. This role will also be the key pastoral lead for the chaplaincy, seeking to grow pastoral ministry both personally and through the development of a strategy for pastoral support and care.

This is a vital role requiring a high level of personal, emotional and spiritual maturity. We are looking for someone with a passion for the discipleship of others and a proven track record of developing and training individuals and teams. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a high level of critical thinking, biblically, theologically and culturally, and who has the capacity and competency to teach others, and help them develop the same.

As an integral member of the team, you will be honest, servant-hearted, hard-working, and who can demonstrate an aptitude and capacity for the work required.

This involves envisioning, equipping, and mobilising servant hearted followers of Jesus Christ to promote unity, hospitality, discipleship, joy and creativity that the body of Christ might grow together and, in so doing, bear witness to Jesus. 

In order to apply for the role of Lead Pastor you will need to complete the following application form and return it to the Operations Manager by 12 noon Friday 5th May 2017. 

The Online form is available either through The Belfast website, or directly at


For further details on how to apply, or if you cannot complete any aspect of the online form, please contact Mr Peter Huey at finance@thehubbelfast.org

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact the chaplain, Rev. Barry Forde at 




  1. Your contract will be for a fixed term of 3 years, commencing August / Early September 2017 depending on your notice period from current employment 

  2. There will be a probation period of 6 months 

  3. Starting Salary will be in the region of £27,500 

  4. We will pay an employer pension contribution of 8% salary 

  5. There is a discretionary bonus payable at Christmas 

  6. We will agree a budget for your training and development 

  7. All costs of residentials and retreats will be covered 

  8. You will be reimbursed for chaplaincy mileage at a rate of 45p per mile 

  9. Working Time will be flexible, with patterns of work, annual leave, intense periods of ministry and rest will be explained as part of the recruitment process. 

The structure of a working week will vary according to ministry demands and term timetables. You will be serving on Sundays primarily in the Church of the Resurrection but also, where opportunity permits, other churches.