The list of vacancies will appear here and within the Synod papers for the October and March Synod Meetings. Vacancies will be for a three-year term in the first instance, with possible re-election for a second term. Wherever possible, vacancies will be filled at the October Synod Meeting to run for a three-year term from January of the following year. Where necessary, vacancies can be agreed by the March Synod Meeting, counting the year of election as the first of the three-year term.
All committee vacancies are elected by the Synod Meeting. In the main these are volunteer appointments - it will be clearly specified if remuneration is available.
We are currently looking to appoint two important volunteer roles within the Synod:-
County Ecumenical Officer (Norfolk)
County Ecumenical Officer (Suffolk)
The main purpose of these two roles is to represent the Synod on the regional ecumenical forum; ensure relevant information is passed to local churches; liaise with relevant LEPs as necessary; be a contact point for local URC churches and ministers on ecumenical matters; liaise with the Synod Ecumenical Officer on ecumenical documents such as sharing agreements; and meet occasionally with other Ecumenical Officers within the Synod. However, for most of these matters the involvement is at most only occasional.