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Youth and Children's Worker

Christ Church Pennington Leigh, England, United Kingdom
Full Time
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Description of Job

Key duties would include:

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership -

  • To work with the Vicar, and Youth and Children’s Steering Group, to map out a vision and develop a strategy outreach to and and pastoral care of children and young people, including planting new congregations
  • To participate in opportunities for personal development and training, as well as prayer and reflection.
  • To recruit, train, support and encourage members of the volunteer leadership team, and to supervise our Pais youthwork apprentice team and other potential interns.
  • To produce and present regular reports of the work and its impact to the PCC and church leadership.

Outreach -

  • To coordinate outreach activities for children and young people, including development of teams and implementation of plans for planting new congregations, as well as Prayer Spaces in Schools
  • To continue to build on the relationship with local primary and secondary schools, as well as other local organisations
  • To envision, resource and equip young people to engage with mission and social action in response to their faith.

Pastoral Care -

  • To encourage children and young people through active commitment as a worshipping member of Christ Church Pennington.
  • To lead our church young people’s groups, including Sunday groups and weekly groups, as well as participation in conferences and youth camps.
  • To develop regular worship opportunities led by the young people

Safeguarding and Administration -

  • To work with the Parish Safeguarding Officer to ensure implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • To work in accordance with various policies including Health & Safety, Safeguarding, and Data Protection.
  • To work with the Fundraising and Income Steering Group to raise funds for the development of youth and children’s work at Christ Church Pennington

Skills and Experience

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a growing personal faith and a genuine sense of calling and commitment to youth and children’s ministry.
  • Key skills and experience include the following:
  • Passion for young people and the gospel, and a clear evangelistic focus to their work. Ability to prepare and implement creative teaching programmes and term plans. Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate appropriately to a variety of different people.
  • Understanding of issues facing young people today and how the church might support them in navigating these issues.
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as being self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritise tasks whilst ensuring punctuality and reliability at all times.
  • Ability to produce and present reports in a timely manner.
  • Has a good knowledge of child protection issues, and health and safety issues
  • Ability to identify, train and support volunteer leaders, including creating rotas and systems for volunteers
  • Provide line management for interns
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Proficient, up-to-date use of IT to communicate effectively to young people
  • Ability to navigate a wide range of social media platforms and communication tools


The job is offered with an initial three-year contract with the opportunity to extend into a permanent position.

There will be a probationary period of six months.

Working hours will be 39 hours per week with a requirement to work evenings and weekends, as is necessary for a Youth and Children’s Minister.

This includes working Sundays, with a maximum of 6 Sundays off each year.

Holiday entitlement will be 20 days per year, plus Bank Holidays.

A salary of between approximately £19k to £26k plus pension contributions is offered depending on experience.

There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 and suitable references and a DBS check will be required.

Candidates should be in agreement with the Church of England Evangelical Council Basis of Faith.

In order to apply, please submit the accompanying application form, with a CV.

Applications or enquiries should be addressed to

Find out more about Christ Church Pennington at

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March 2024,

9am Interviews (in person): Friday 22nd March 2024


Christ Church Pennington

Leigh, England, United Kingdom
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