Role descriptions were introduced into the diocese to complement and inform Ministerial Development Reviews (MDR), and are a requirement of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009.
The following documents will help you write a role description which you are advised to develop after you have been in post for six months, and when you have met with your Archdeacon at the six month review point:
Should you have any questions or queries regarding the development of your role description please contact Mandy Roberts at Derby Church House: 01332 388650, email@example.com
Although MDRs are a requirement for clergy under the terms of Common Tenure, I very much hope that you will make the most of this opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about your ministry with a member of the Bishop’s Staff. There is a great deal of freedom in the ordained life. This is a huge blessing but with this freedom comes great responsibility. For that reason it is important that we are accountable to each other and that we pause regularly to take stock of the ways in which our ministry is developing; being honest about the things which have been difficult and disappointing as well as the things which have been encouraging and affirming; and recognising where we would like further help, support and training.
I hope that your MDR will prove to be a source of support, gentle challenge and encouragement.
The Ministerial Development Review Scheme is administered from the Bishop of Derby’s office by Frances Morrison: 01332 840132, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take the time to read the MDR booklet if you are not familiar with the Scheme.
The documentation you will need to complete your MDR is below.