Our vision statement for Youth and Kids ministry is ‘Partnering with parents to make young disciples’. We see the parents as the primary disciplers of their children, and the youth and kids' programmes seek to support and encourage this ministry at home, rather than being a replacement for it.
This is a teaching role, operating from within a commitment to St James’ doctrinal position (seehttps://www.st-james.org.uk/beliefs). We do not require a theological qualification, but we expect the Youth Minister to share that commitment, and to grow in theological understanding by personal study.
· Planning and delivering the teaching programme for Younger and Older Youth
· Actively discipling the young people
· Conducting one-to-ones with young people as appropriate
· Setting and communicating the vision for Youth ministry
· Praying regularly for the young people, their families, and the ministry
· Leading the youth teams, investing in them, training and supporting them
· Leading on a summer camp and building up enthusiasm for it amongst the church families
· Being available to families as required
· Taking part in school assemblies and chaperoning on the Yr 6 residential
· Taking time for ongoing study/training
· Drawing up rotas for Younger and Older Youth and Inclusion Team
· Set-up and set-down for groups
· Planning and implementing/delegating the practical elements of group sessions
· Recruiting new team members within the church’s Safer Recruitment process
· Following and implementing the church’s safeguarding policies and practices
· In a team, planning and running a Youth Weekend Away
· In a team, planning and running Equip, our youth and kids’ leaders’ conference
· Facilitating services as required and according to skill/interest
· Working with the Children’s Minister to enable cohesion and co-ordination across the age groups
· Managing the budget and other resources
· Send weekly communication to parents and carers and team
· Managing the Youth Instagram account
· Keeping the Youth page on the website updated
· Managing and updating the Youth aspects of the church database
· Experience in Youth, Children or Families ministry
· Experience of being a leader on Summer Camps
· Proven ability to teach young people, whether Christian or not, in groups and one-to-one
· Excellent and self-motivated organisational ability
· Experience in Digital and Social Media
· An ability to grow and train a team of volunteers
· An ability to work within a staff team, participating in shared tasks and supporting each other’s ministries
· Worship leading
· Multimedia creation
There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the successful applicant to be a committed Christian, wholeheartedly supporting the beliefs and ethos of St James.
The role is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, with a check of the barred list, because of access to children and young people including those who are vulnerable.
We can only consider UK citizens or those who have the right of residence and the right to work full time in the UK.
To discuss the role further,contact our vicar, Chris Green:firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Thursday Nov 30
Initial interviews for shortlisted candidates:Thursday Dec 14