Vacancies at Christ Church Amsterdam

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Christ Church Amsterdam currently has a vacancy for a Senior Chaplain

General Information about this positionWe are an English-speaking Anglican chaplaincy of 3 congregations, Christ-centred, tech-savvy and home to a great diversity of members, both long-term and those passing through. We invite you to explore this website to get a better feeling of  who we are are, get to know our team, our historic relation with the city of Amsterdam including Stories from our Community and Mission Partners and how people get involved with Christ Church Amsterdam. 

We seek someone who is:

• energetic and adaptive, who will lead our three distinct congregations
• Bible-based, gospel-centred and mission-oriented, while being welcoming to people from all shades of Anglicanism and a great variety of backgrounds
• a strong facilitator, able to collaborate with clergy and lay persons, empowering others for leadership

And who has:

• a strong ministry of preaching and teaching, with a developed sense of the role of music in worship
• an affinity with the diversity of city ministry and life in an urban setting
• an eye for new opportunities and a love for challenges
• a native or near-native level of English, with an adaptive cultural view

Remuneration package aligned with standard practice in the Diocese in Europe, pension contributions, medical insurance, usual expenses and a 4-bedroom house with office. 

Informal enquiries, request for a recruitment pack (which will include an Application Form and notes on its completion) or further enquiries about a this post, should be addressed to Jeannette Spaanderman: or telephone: +44 (0)24-7646 394

Enhanced Disclosure required

Closing date for applications:
 Monday 14 February
Interview dates to be to be confirmed.

Additional guidance

The Diocese in Europe is keen to encourage applications from Women and candidates from BAME backgrounds, who are currently under-represented in senior positions in the Diocese. Further introduction to ministry in the Diocese in Europe is available in the booklet, New Horizons – Welcoming you to Ministry in the Diocese in Europe (about 5 Mb) which can be downloaded as a PDF file

A completed Application Form may be sent by email to ICS, but, if it is not signed, the applicant should send the application also by post.

All applicants should note that a proficiency in spoken and written English is a diocesan requirement for all licensed clergy. Dutch proficiency or willingness to learn Dutch is desired.

It is helpful, if some information about language skills and competency level could be given ie basic; basic++; or, fluent.

If the partner of an applicant is ordained it is helpful if this could be indicated so that additional information can be sent if the applicant is selected for interview.

There is a commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding Policies (vetting and screening) will apply to this post. Applicants called for interview will be sent a Confidental Declaration to be completed and signed. This relates to the Safeguarding Policy (screening and vetting).

Data Protection

Applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Information given on the Application Form may be shared with the members of the Bishop’s senior staff, the Appointed Church Representatives selected to act on behalf of the Church Council in connection with the appointment and the Archdeacon.
  • Certain information eg name, address, telephone and email address are stored electronically on the Christ Church vacancies database for a maximum period of 6 months. The completed Application Form may also stored in a manual filing system.

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).