VACANCY: DEVELOPMENT WORKER - West Yorkshire and the Dales

Do you believe the Church and other faith communities are called to play a vital role in tackling poverty and transforming communities?

Are you passionate about building relationships and networking?

Do you have practical experience of asset-based community development and project management?

Wellsprings Together is an exciting joint venture between the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and the Church Urban Fund. Our purpose is to grow the number of churches working with their communities and other faith groups to address poverty and be good neighbours.

Our vision

  • Enable churches to make a greater contribution to the social and spiritual transformation of communities
  • Support churches and faith-based organisations’ response to poverty and marginalisation – through direct funding, development work and infrastructure support.
  • Enable churches to influence and shape social and economic policy
We are looking for someone with passion and imagination who has the ability to communicate this vision and develop a movement of people tackling poverty together.

You must have excellent communication skills, an ability to develop relationships with a wide range of people, experience of working with faith-based organisations and an understanding of the issues and impact of poverty and deprivation.

For all further details, please download the job description and person specification. You can apply using the application form available on this link.

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 pro rata (20 hours per week over three days)

Contract: Permanent following successful three-month probationary period (subject to funding, currently in place for two years)

Closing date for applications: Noon Friday 29th March 2019

Date of interview: Week commencing 8th April 2019 tbc

For more information please email – Mark Waddington,