Youth Worker | St James Church Carlisle

Do you have a passion for seeing young people come to faith in Jesus?

Do you have a vision for growing young disciples?

Are you able to lead and inspire others?

If so we want to hear from you!


At St James our vision is to love Jesus, serve the community and grow disciples.  Our work with young people is an important part of this.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, faith-filled youth worker to lead and develop our vision of growing young disciples. This is an exciting role as we seek to prioritise our ministry amongst new generations. 

We already have a small group of young people ready to be nurtured, but need someone to lead, expand and develop new areas of ministry with our Sunday activities and mid-week groups.

We are seeking to appoint a youth worker who will:

  • Nurture our current 11-15s as lifelong disciples of Christ
  • Develop the group activities to encourage young people up to and beyond the age of 18
  • Pioneer new mission areas and outreach with young people within our community, and help us to reach out to the students living in the area

Weekend and evening working are essential to this post. This post is funded for 3 years.

Hours: 37.5 per week (part-time will also be considered - minimum 25 hours per week)

For more details please contact Revd Simon Bickersteth on 01228 810616,
or visit

LOVING Jesus, SERVING the community, GROWING disciples


St James Church Carlisle
St James is a growing, all-age, evangelical church in Carlisle, with a particular focus on the community of Denton Holme, Longsowerby and Cummersdale. Our parish includes 2 local primary schools and also a student Halls of Residence for the University of Cumbria. We are passionate about LOVING Jesus SERVING the community GROWING disciples The successful candidate would be joining a small staff team that includes a Vicar, a Children and Families Worker, Church Administrator and Shops Manager, plus two interns. St James is a very active church, which owns and runs a coffee bar, charity shop and Christian Resource Centre on Denton Street in the heart of the local community.
Carlisle, Cumbria