Community Work Researcher

St Matts Leeds | St Matts Leeds, Burley, Leeds

175 across 4 months
Description of Job

St Matts is a newly-formed resource church in Leeds seeking to bless and renew Burley
(our parish), Leeds and beyond.

Our church’s community response to Covid 19 has helped us to start to imagine a vision
for outreach into Burley and beyond. We already have a number of community facing
events happening weekly, occasionally or annually but many of these involve gathering
in a way that we are not currently able to do. Having responded to the emergency of
Covid 19, as a church we are asking big questions about what our life in the community
will look like in the future.

We are looking for someone to undertake a short-term feasibility study to identify the
potential for growing the work of St Matts in the parish of Burley and its vicinity and
prayerfully to consider:-
1. The needs of this community;
2. The vision and resources God has given us as a church;
3. How might St Matts share the love of Jesus with our community in service,
prayer and disciple-making?
4. What might a longer term ‘Community Worker’ paid role look like and how
might it be funded?

Nick Lattimer, Associate Vicar at St Matts Leeds is happy to have informal conversations about the job.

For more information about the church see

Rather than specify hours per week, we have allocated a total of 175 hours (plus 20 hours paid annual leave) to be spread across a period of 4 months to allow for some flexibility in working hours, in conversation with your line manager.

How to apply for the job

To apply for this role please email your CV and the application form to

Application form (39.94 KB) Role Profile (152.77 KB)


St Matts Leeds

In September 2018, St Matts Leeds was formed as one community from two churches: St
Matthias Burley and Riverside Leeds. Over the last 2 years we have been forging new
rhythms of life and discovering our identity as a church. We want to play our part in the
growth of God's Kingdom and His Church in Leeds. We have been designated one of 5
resource Churches who are created to intentionally resource mission across the city, by
planting and revitalising churches, developing leaders and providing other resources for
This is the Church that we see God building: A multicultural, multigenerational home for
people who have been following Jesus for years and for those who exploring faith for
the first time and everything in between. We are a Family united around a passion to
help people discover Jesus and partner with Him in blessing and renewing Burley,
Leeds and beyond. As Jesus leads us we long to be: joy filled, prayer shaped, Jesus
centred, disciple making, leader training, mission oriented and resource sharing.

Burley, Leeds