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Youth Ministry Leader

St Andrew's and All Saints Malvern, Worcestershire
Full Time
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Description of Job

Are you a mature, Spirit-filled Christian with a passion for young people? Would you love to journey with our amazing bunch of 11-19 year olds, teaching them to follow Jesus, love, pray, live justly and share their faith with their friends? We are looking for a new Youth Ministry Leader to lead and develop our thriving ministry with young people here in beautiful Malvern in a unique, innovative and growing church that has a heart for working together to see God’s Kingdom come in our town.

Visit our website for more information about the position, and to download the application pack.

Closing date: Midnight on 7th January.


Job Title:Youth Ministry Leader, St Andrew’s and All Saints

Hours: An average of 37.5 hours per week full-time including evening and weekend work with normally 2 days off per week. We are keen to appoint the right person for the role and so would be willing to consider part-time hours also (with a reduced job specification) or a job share, for the right candidate.

Salary: The pay scale is £26-30k (FTE) plus pension and reasonable working expenses. Starting salary will depend on demonstration of relevant skills and experience. Salaries are reviewed annually.

Accountable to:The Rector and PCCs of St Andrew’s Poolbrook and All Saints, Malvern Wells & Wyche

Starting Date:As soon as possible.

Role Purpose:   

To develop and lead the youth ministry across our churches:

·        To see our young people grow in their faith and be supported and equipped to live for Jesus in their everyday lives.

·        To develop opportunities for mission and outreach to young people within our communities, and opportunities to work with other local churches to develop youth ministry across our town.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Overseeing our wide range of youth activities (Sunday youth programme, mid-week activities, mentoring, evangelism courses, summer festivals etc.) in order to nurture faith and help them grow as committed followers of Jesus in their everyday lives.

·        Training and equipping young people to witness to their friends.

·        Being a ‘champion’ for young people within the church; ensuring their voice is heard and their input valued, and encouraging and facilitating opportunities for them to take on leadership and ministry responsibilities within our churches and services.

·        Recruit, manage, support, train and encourage appropriate volunteers to be part of the youth teams and provide relevant training and support to enable them to fulfil their roles.

·        Supporting, encouraging and overseeing wider church engagement with our youth e.g. youth mentoring.

·        Working closely with the Children and Families Ministry Leaders, supporting them where necessary (e.g. Messy Church, Primary School Assemblies), facilitating a smooth transition from children to youth ministry.

·        Supporting young people and their families pastorally.

·        Developing opportunities to befriend, support and share faith with young people in our local communities who may not be currently connected with church, especially in the area around the Octagon Community Centre (a more deprived area of our parish), and potentially in the future at St Mary’s in Pickersleigh too.

·        Developing links with local secondary schools (taking assemblies, mentoring, Prayer Rooms, Christian Union/Youth Alpha etc.).

·        Working collaboratively with other local churches, Churches Together in Malvern, and youth organisations to establish joint mission and discipleship events for young people in the local area (e.g. Youth Alpha, Youth Church).

·        To take a key role in supporting and developing our ministry to young adults (18-30s) in our churches; encouraging and facilitating them to contribute to the life and ministry of the church, and helping youth effectively transition into ‘adult church.’

·        Undertake associated administrative ministry tasks including maintaining appropriate records and volunteer rotas, undertaking risk assessments and ensuring health and safety, and safeguarding compliance.

·        Engagement with the youth and children’s oversight group, who support our mission and focus across children and youth work.

·        Being part of the church leadership teams to contribute, and be an advocate for young people, in whole church issues.

·        Any other responsibilities as agreed with the Rector.

Terms of Appointment

·        An enhanced DBS check will be carried out prior to appointment.

·        Employed by St Andrew’s PCC on behalf of St Andrew’s and All Saints.

·        Agreed working expenses will be reimbursed by the PCCs.

·        The PCCs will make a pension contribution in line with national guidelines.

·        Office space / Laptop will be provided.

·        There will be a probationary period of six months.

·        There will be an annual review where the job description will be reviewed.

·        We may have the opportunity to assist with accommodation if required. 


St Andrew's and All Saints

Malvern, Worcestershire

St Andrew’s & All Saints churches have been working closely together since 2001 as a vibrant and contemporary all-age Christian community, serving the town of Malvern in Worcestershire. We are a really supportive community and are growing rapidly - we have nearly doubled in size over the last 8 years. St Andrew’s and All Saints along with St Mary’s Pickersleigh (a more deprived area of our town) make up the ‘Chase Team’ benefice, and we are currently exploring how we can work more closely with St Mary’s. We are part of the Church of England and also connected to the New Wine Network and see our calling not just to serve our parishes, but to ‘be a blessing’ and support other local churches too. We are particularly known in the town for our children and young people’s work (we currently have over 100 children and youth on our books), and recognise this as being right at the heart of our calling and identity as a church. We are passionate about helping young people to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus, to grow deeply into life-long followers of Jesus and to be sent out to live distinctively as witnesses for Jesus in their everyday lives.

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