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Rising Generation Pastor

St Peter's West Molesey West Molesey, England, United Kingdom
Full Time
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Description of Job

Overall responsibility of the job:

Duties will vary from week to week, but essentially responsibilities will include the following:

  • To oversee all areas of ministry to the rising generation (0-18 year olds) within the church and local community, including holding the overall vision.
  • To line-manage the youth team, including the Assistant Youth Pastor and PAIS Apprentice team leader.
  • Engage with local schools and build on existing relationships.
  • To oversee the rising generation budget and engage with the fundraising team to seek funding opportunities.
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested by the Rector. 

General Duties:

  • To find and initiate innovative ways of engaging with children, young people and their families both within the local community and those already engaged with church.
  • To work with the Rector, PCC and rising generation team in growing the St Peter’s vision and strategy for reaching the rising generation in our local community and helping them grow as followers of Jesus and regularly reviewing this.
  • To run a range of different activities and projects for children and young people in the St Peter’s Community and Youth Hub.
  • Use Churchsuite to maintain accurate records of children and young people who participate in youth activities.
  • To work alongside mission partners such as PAIS and Scripture Union.

Schools’ Work

  • To visit our local schools regularly and lead acts of worship within them, liasing with the Rector and the schools directly.
  • To lead lunchtime and/or after school activities in schools, including expanding the use of our Youth Alpha material.
  • To assist in providing chaplaincy as requested within the local schools and to seek opportunities to grow mission.
  • To work collaboratively with the Children’s and Youth Team, including the Pais team.


  • To oversee the Children’s and Youth Ministry in a way that follows National Safeguarding Guidelines.
  • To respond effectively and appropriately to any safeguarding concerns, as they arise, following the safeguarding protocol. · 
  • To build and maintain consistent appropriate relationships with children and young people in person (Employed staff or volunteer team members must not engage in exclusive or romantic relationships with young people under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults as this is against the law and could result in prosecution). 

Our Christian culture

We believe that prayer and discernment are fundamental to St Peter’s achieving its mission of restoring relationships and transforming lives. As a staff member you are expected to:

  • Attend meetings involving prayer and worship
  • Be committed to SPWM’s Mission, Values and Beliefs ( and to be actively working and living in accordance with our Christian beliefs.
  • Maintain your own spiritual development, discover your gifts/callings and grow in discipleship.
  • Live out Christian values as you represent SPWM externally. 

Training and Development

As a church we are committed to the appropriate development of every team member.  Funding will be provided for appropriate training and development.

Application Details

This role carries a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the successful applicant is a committed Christian and part of the church family. 


Key Skills

  • Leadership qualities with the ability to manage a team and work with volunteer leaders
  • Clear and effective communicator with people of varying ages and in particular children, young people and parents
  • Ability to work missionally within the local community
  • Ability to come up with creative ideas for engaging with children and young people 
  • Developed organisational skills 
  • The ability to work using own initiative when required, as well as to work with a team 
  • Good pastoral skills with the ability to relate easily and sensitively to a wide range of different people
  •  Ability to show resilience and robustness when dealing with challenges and maintain a positive attitude to problem solving.
  • Ability to troubleshoot in high pressure situations.
  • Computer literate and able to engage with new technologies.
  • Ability to work in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church of England.

Personal attributes:

  • A vibrant faith and love of Jesus which they are excited about sharing
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to receive feedback and seek to learn from it
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information

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St Peter's West Molesey

West Molesey, England, United Kingdom

A church serving our local community in West Molesey

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