Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

The Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Executive Committee want to recruit the next Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

The College has a unique and vital role as an educational and spiritual resource for the Anglican Communion and the Diocese of Jerusalem.  It aims to provide profound, authentic and spiritually nourishing experiences of the Holy Land, primarily by providing short-term guided pilgrimages to holy sites.  Its priorities include achieving wider participation in these pilgrimages from across the Anglican Communion, developing opportunities for interfaith dialogue, and supporting the Diocese of Jerusalem.

The new Dean will be responsible for leading the College at a time of great opportunity, developing and overseeing its pilgrimages, upholding academic standards and promoting it worldwide as a place through which lives are transformed and faith renewed.

The successful candidate will have…

  • Strong experience of business management and governance, staff management and development, strategic and business planning , marketing and fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, sound political judgement, evident cultural sympathy to relate proactively with people from a wide range of traditions
  • Skills to work with diplomacy, sensitivity and flexibility in the complex and diverse environment of the Middle East
  • An aptitude for partnership working and for developing constructive relationships with organisations and individuals
  • A good understanding of theology; prayerful approach to developing the liturgical and spiritual elements of College life and pilgrimages.
  • Flexibility and humility to work collaboratively with others in the Diocese of Jerusalem, members of the College’s Executive, clergy and lay people from across the Anglican Communion
  • Excellent academic qualifications – further degree or equivalent

Salary, benefits and starting date to be negotiated, but will include an apartment in the College.  The initial appointment is for 3 years, but is renewable subject to a review of the post and the needs of the College.

As the post holder will be required to conduct worship in the Cathedral and elsewhere in the Diocese when needed, the post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be an ordained priest in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, prepared and able to work as a priest under the Canons of Jerusalem.  These do not allow for the ministry of women priests.

Applications should be sent to the Archbishop of Jerusalem at bishop@j-diocese.org by 21 March 2018 and include

  • a CV
  • a covering letter explaining how your experience fits both the requirements listed above and the job description
  • contact details of three referees including your current Bishop.

Applications which were made during December/January 2017/18 will be reconsidered during the shortlisting process. Interviews will probably be held on 30 May and 1 June 2018.

Preferred starting date September 2018.

For further details please contact one of the names below:

North American Committee –  Fr. Jim Bimbi  fr.jimbimbi@gmail.com 

British Regional Committee –  Bishop Richard Cheetham bishop.richard@southwark.anglican.org

New Zealand/Australia –  Bishop Jim White jandewhite@gmail.com

Jerusalem – Archbishop Suheil Dawani  bishop@j-diocese.org


For more detaisls about the job, please click here Job Description