Vice Principal (strategy & recruitment)
Reward package: £34,440 + contributory pension
One of two Vice Principals, the successful candidate will work alongside the newly appointed Principal with a special emphasis in the formation and execution of strategic development and the expansion of student recruitment. The Vice Principal will be a member of the tutorial staff and participate in teaching.
The College is seeking an outstanding candidate with the experience in Higher Education needed to make a significant contribution to the College's development and progress. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the Vice Principal to be a Christian.
The appointment is available from 1 September 2013.
Further information, including a job description, person specification and how to apply, is available from Anne Kemp, Principal’s PA, Spurgeon’s College, 189 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6DJ, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 14 May 2013. Interviews on 23 May 2013.
The Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev'd Dr Roger Standing as the next Principal of Spurgeon's College. Roger will succeed the current Principal, the Rev'd Dr Nigel Wright, in September 2013.
Roger is currently Deputy Principal, Director of Training and Tutor in Mission, Evangelism and Pioneer Ministry at Spurgeon's. In addition to his experience in theological education and ministerial and church leadership formation, Roger has extensive knowledge of the Baptist movement, gained especially in the time he served as Regional Minister (Team Leader) in the Southern Counties Baptist Association from 2001 to 2007. Roger was a member of the BUGB Ministry Executive from 2001 to 2007 and was Moderator of the BUGB Mission Executive from 2008 to 2011. He has recently been a member of the Baptist Union Futures Group, which explored options about how best to resource and support the denomination in the future. Roger is also familiar with London, working as Senior Minister at West Croydon Baptist Church, a thriving multi-cultural congregation, from 1990 to 2001. During this time, he worked with other local churches to develop a response to the growing numbers of refugees coming to Croydon and was a founding trustee of the West Croydon Refugee Day Centre.
After working as an evangelist at Methodist Central Hall, Liverpool, Roger trained in Manchester and was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Church in 1984, serving initially in Circuit ministry in Leeds. He transferred to the Baptist Union's accredited list of ministers in 1990 with the mutual consent of both denominations.
Roger has a BA and MPhil degrees from the University of Manchester and a Doctorate of Ministry from Denver Seminary.
Roger is married to Marion and they have three children and four grandchildren.
The Rev’d David Coffey, Chair of the College Council said ‘I am delighted that Roger Standing has been appointed Principal elect of Spurgeon’s. He brings to the post a rich experience of pastoral and mission ministry at local and regional levels. His intimate knowledge of the Baptist networks is immensely valuable to the College in a time of major transition for the Baptist Union.’
The Rev’d Dr Nigel Wright, the current Principal, commented 'I am delighted to hear of this appointment. Since he came on staff, Roger Standing has proven to be an excellent tutor, well appreciated by staff and students alike. He already has a firm grasp of how the College works. I am sure that all the good things that Spurgeon's has going for it will be taken up into a positive and constructive future on which he will also make his distinctive mark as one who is deeply committed to the well-being of the churches and to fulfilling our common mission.'
Sarah King, Chair of Governors, says ‘We are excited to appoint Roger Standing as the next Principal of Spurgeon’s College. He has a strong vision for the future of the College as it seeks to support the Baptist movement, both locally and nationally, and works ecumenically to equip churches, especially those with black and minority ethnic and Pentecostal identities, in London and the South East. He knows the College well. As a Board, we look forward to working with him.’
Spurgeon's College is a registered charity no. 1096721 and a company limited by guarantee no. 04418151 registered in England. We are no longer recruiting new students for awards offered by the University of Wales, however we will continue to run programmes validated by the University for existing students. All new intakes will be studying programmes developed by us, approved by and leading to awards from The University of Manchester. The DMin programme is validated by the University of Chester.