Category Archives: Teaching staff

Work for us – College Principal

Bristol Baptist College is seeking a full-time College Principal, to start in Summer 2023.

The role of the Principal of Bristol Baptist College is, under God’s guidance, to provide inspiring Christian leadership for all who work or study at the College. We are looking for an accredited/recognised Baptist Minister committed to working out discipleship in and through community, sharing collegially with other staff, and working strategically with the Trustee Board. The person needs to be committed to working ecumenically and flexibly to enable appropriate patterns of training and formation in response to the changing contexts of church life and culture.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder is Christian.

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th December 2022
Interviews: Monday 30th January 2023

Click here to download an information pack containing a job description and person specification.

Click here to download the Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Click here to download an application form.

To apply, please email a completed application form to the College Manager, Sophie Atkinson, or send by post to Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NJ.

Please do not send a CV.

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting a part-time College Administrator. The role is for 20 hours a week, with flexibility as to when these hours are worked. The role will be to work as part of the small friendly admin team at the college, assisting with the administration of the college’s courses and activities.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5th November 2021
Interviews: During the week beginning 8th November

For an application pack or to ask any questions, please contact the College Manager, Fran, by emailing

New Staff Appointments

Bristol Baptist College is delighted to announce three recent staff appointments.

Revd Dr Helen Paynter has been appointed as Tutor in Biblical Studies and Coordinator in Theological Education. Helen will continue in her role as Director of the Centre for the Study of the Bible and Violence based at the College. Previously a medical doctor, Helen is a former student of the College and has been Associate Minister in two Bristol churches, alongside teaching at colleges and universities in the South West and South Wales. She is the author of a number of books including God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today.
Helen loves to help people get to grips with the Bible, because she has seen its power to transform lives. She loves to study it, preach it, teach it, encourage others to study and understand it, and help others to learn to read it in its original languages.

Revd Lindsay Caplen has been appointed as College Tutor and Coordinator of Community Learning, with responsibility for our Saturday programme Prepare, Feed, Sustain, and other training events offered to local churches. Lindsay is a Regional Minister in the West of England, and a consultant with the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC). Prior to Baptist ministry, Lindsay worked for a national charity establishing and leading UK projects relating to prostitution, homelessness and substance misuse.
Lindsay is passionate about the local church, facilitating the birth and growth of new forms of church from within old, developing new expressions of church, leadership development and helping leaders develop a ‘missional spirituality’.

Phil Grasham has been appointed as College Tutor with responsibility for DiscipleMakers, a year-long programme to explore calling and discipleship. Phil is an itinerant Bible teacher who has been involved in evangelism and church planting in both East and West Africa. He has worked as Director of Ministry for Ashburnham Place and for BMS World Mission as a Mission Trainer. Before all that, he was a zookeeper!
Phil is excited about Disciple-Makers as a programme which promotes life-long learning to become everything Jesus wants us to be and to do.

College Principal Steve Finamore said “I am absolutely delighted with all three new team members. Each is a passionate, eloquent and experienced disciple of Jesus and who loves God and loves the Scriptures. These appointments demonstrate the college’s commitment to the highest standards and to working with our strategic partners to equip the people of God to engage in the huge variety of opportunities for mission and ministry that the future will bring.”

For all enquiries about his press release please contact:
the College Manager
July 2nd 2020

New Staff Appointment

Tim WelchWe are delighted that Revd Dr Tim Welch has been appointed as Coordinator of Ministerial Formation and tutor in Practical Theology at the College. Tim is currently minister of Cambray Baptist Church, Cheltenham, and has previously served as a minister in Richmond, Shrewsbury and Jersey. Before becoming a minister Tim was a Religious Education teacher. His PhD is in Pentecostal studies. Tim is married to Rachel and they have three children.


We look forward to Tim joining the College community at the beginning of September.

Staff Position Available

The College seeks to appoint a tutor and coordinator of ministerial formation to replace Sian Murray Williams who steps down in the summer of 2016. We are looking for someone with considerable experience in ministry to take on this key role. There is some flexibility as to the specific academic focus of the person appointed, who will teach at every level from access to postgraduate. Our aim is also to ensure a balanced team with complementary gifts and experiences contributing to the ministerial formation of our students. We are open to the possibility of making either a full-time or a part-time appointment.

For more details please email