Vacancy: Moderator

Moderator – National Synod of Wales

  • Full-time, seven-year termed appointment
  • Minister’s stipend

General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as Moderator of the National Synod of Wales from January 2024.

The National Synod of Wales are looking for a new Moderator to play a key role in the Synod Support Team as we work to support our churches in their mission and encourage members to consider and develop their part in the Whole People of God. As a synod we work with an Appreciative Inquiry mindset, valuing collaboration, mutual support and mutual accountability.

Our next Moderator will be able to think strategically and implement locally, working with churches to understand and respond to their communities. You will be someone who understands the specific context of a National Synod and is willing to engage with the culture and language of Wales and its distinct regulatory and compliance frameworks. You will be comfortable representing the United Reformed Church at high profile events in Wales.

Having invested significant time and resources building a collaborative team dynamic, we are looking for someone who is a team player, who trusts their colleagues and values their passions. You must be empathetic, caring and, very importantly, like to have fun!

If you wish to nominate a minister for this role, please write to: Deepti Upadhyaya at by Sunday 23 July 2023.

If you wish to apply for this post, please read the role description and complete the role application form.

Email the completed application form to or send it to:

Human Resources
The United Reformed Church
86 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9RT

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 21 August 2023
Interview: Wednesday 27 September 2023 

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a Minister of Word and Sacraments of the United Reformed Church.

This role also requires an enhanced DBS certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note, we do not accept CVs.