How to advertise a vacancy

Advertising your vacancy on the Clergy Appointments Adviser's website

Vacancy List

The online vacancy list is updated on a regular basis, and consists of posts available in each diocese that we have been made aware of.

Guidelines for placing your advert with us are as follows:

  • Keep your advert succinct and to the point. It is better to grab people's attention with a short, well written advert and tell them where they can get further details from, than bog them down with endless details at this early stage.
  • Please do include a closing date on your advert or it cannot be uploaded. This will also enable us to keep your advert live for as long as possible (maximum of 2 months) and to keep the vacancy list fresh. Where the closing date is omitted we shall add one based on a calendar month from receipt of the vacancy in this office.
  • Please allow a gap of a month before asking us to re-advertise a vacancy for a post. It would also be a good idea to look at whether the advert needs revamping to catch people's attention better second time around.
  • We do not accept adverts that ask for male only applicants if there is not also mention that the parish in question has taken Resolutions A&B at the very least. This is a bit of a grey area in terms of employment law and church exemption, however in the interests of best practice we can only take such adverts with the stipulation above.
  • Please ensure that the advert you place with us has been approved by the relevant people or persons. These may include your local bishop, archdeacon or the patron.
  • Please submit your advert in text only in a word document and to a maximum of one side of A4. We cannot reproduce graphics and logos etc. Please give details where job and parish profiles can be obtained, preferably with an email address or a web-link.

Please send your advert to allowing as much time as possible before the deadline. If you have any questions relating to this please email in the first instance to the same email address.

CAA Office

020 7898 1898

February 2014