Here is the information you need to begin the journey.
There are two aspects to the discernment - the vocation to live in Community and the skills and aptitudes specific to your working role. Both aspects are important for a successful appointment.
Please browse our website for an overview of Sheldon's ministry.
Link to application form at the bottom of this page. Closing date 9th March 2019.
We are at a significant point in the development of our ministry and we look forward to meeting the colleagues with whom we will share the next phase of development.
We are advertising for four roles by virtue of a combination of growth, succession planning, re-organisation, and replacing members who will be leaving this year or next. The roles outline the way we think things are likely to come together but our past experience is that roles are to some extent fashioned according to the skills of the post holder. So if you feel a strong call to apply then set out your skills in detail even if they don't exactly match one of the roles.
We have accommodation suitable for single people and for couples. If you are applying as a couple then each needs to have a substantive Sheldon role.
Character qualities needed to live and work as part of this Community
We don't pretend to achieve them at all times, but these are the qualities we seek to cultivate in ourselves and look for in potential new members.
Some reasons why you might want to consider Community
People sometimes approach with an idealised view of Community life, so we offer these cautions
Please fill in our Application form and return by 9th March 2019.
We are willing to have a preliminary telephone conversation before you make a full application, but this should be requested by email with a brief introduction and an indication of what you would like to discuss. If there are practical questions we haven't covered in these pages please email them and we will add the answers on these pages so other applicants can see them too.