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Assistant Youth Pastor

Soul Survivor Watford Watford, England, United Kingdom
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JOB TITLE: Assistant Youth Pastor

RESPONSIBLE TO: Youth Pastor(s)

CONTEXT: Soul Survivor Watford is a vibrant church in North Watford. Its purpose and vision is to Love God : Love One Another : Love those around us, to see lives transformed by the love of Jesus.

MAIN ROLE & PURPOSE: To support, develop, pastor and grow the youth ministry of Soul Survivor Watford (11’s – 18’s), and create opportunities to reach into the local community.

Church Activities 

  • Develop Strategy - Work with the Youth Pastor(s) to help develop and implement the vision and strategy for the youth ministry
  • Create Teaching Materials
  • Help to develop the teaching curriculum and content for Younger and Older Youth (11-18’s) sessions on a Sunday morning and Tuesday evening, which will help young people grow in their personal relationship with Jesus
  • Assist in the development of practical resources to support the delivery of engaging and dynamic teaching sessions and group discussion
  • Create Community - Initiate and organise regular events that gather the church family in order to build community among the young people. These gatherings should also provide opportunity for the young people to invite their friends to church.
  • Grow team - Assist the Youth Pastor(s) in the recruitment, training, equipping & encouragement of existing team volunteers as well as identify new team members
  • Develop leaders – Support the Youth Pastor(s) in identifying future leaders for our ‘Leadership Pathways’

Disciple young people

  • Work with the Youth Pastor(s) to mentor and encourage young people to take responsibility for their personal relationship with Jesus. eg. Running small groups, mid-week meet ups etc.
  • Disciple the young people into the Christian life and its disciplines of prayer, worship, daily devotion etc.
  • Encourage and release young people into serving and leadership opportunities in church
  • Help safeguard the young people in order that they may thrive and flourish in their own contexts at school and in home life
  • Take full responsibility for the organisation and running of Younger Youth on a Sunday morning and of Older Youth on a Tuesday evening in the absence of the Youth Pastor(s)
  •  Model the values of SSW to our young people: 

Love God : Worship

Love One Another : Community

Love those Around us: Relevant Evangelism – Growing God’s Family

  • Prayer: Be committed to praying for the young people.

 Outreach Activities

You will:

  • Work with the Youth Pastor(s) to develop initiatives that outreach to young people in the wider community
  • Identify, support, lead other outreach activities in conjunction with Youth Pastor(s) and wider leadership of Soul Survivor Watford.

Administration & Leadership

You will:

  •  Support with the recruitment, training of volunteers and managing teams' rotas.
  • Safeguarding – the safety of children and young people involved in all Youth activities is our highest priority – Working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the church administration team and Youth Pastors, ensure all safer recruitment policies are followed, safeguarding training of volunteers is completed and up to date, all DBS checks are completed and the implementation of the SSW Safeguarding Policy.  
  • Ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to the DSL and if necessary, with the DSL liaise with the St Albans Diocese Safeguarding team 
  • Ensure all activities are appropriately risk assessed. 
  • Take responsibility for the preparation of resources for Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings (bible studies, small group activities, reflective questions etc.)
  • Other administrative duties in relation to the Youth ministry of Soul Survivor Watford.


  • Ideally some experience of youth work
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to work on own initiative
  • Positive written and verbal communication skills
  • Organised and able to juggle multiple priorities. 
  • Experience in leading teams 
  • Good understanding of safeguarding procedures, DBS and child protection processes.
  • Commitment to the vision of Soul Survivor Watford.
  • Have a sense of calling and vocation to pastoral leadership and youth ministry
  • Be of sound personality, character, integrity and emotional intelligence 
  • To be able to hold confidentiality as a high priority
  • Ability to maintain healthy relationships
  • This role has an Occupational Requirement to be a Christian, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. This will be demonstrated by a commitment to supporting and demonstrating the Church of England’s Statement of Faith 
  • Due to the core responsibility of the role the candidate must become, if not already, an active part of Soul Survivor Watford’s congregation.
  • Soul Survivor Watford is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our community and context.

 Terms and Conditions:

  • 5 day week (37.5 hours) including Sundays and evenings, flexible working hours depending on job requirements.
  • 1 hour lunch break [unpaid]
  • 28 days paid holiday per annum including Bank Holidays (pro rata).  
  • Salary Band £20k - £28k depending on experience.
  • To be willing to be DBS checked

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Soul Survivor Watford

Watford, England, United Kingdom

Soul Survivor Watford is a vibrant church in North Watford. Our purpose and vision is to Love God : Love One Another : Love those around us, to see lives transformed by the love of Jesus.

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