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Student Youth Minister

St Peter's West Molesey West Molesey, England, United Kingdom
Part Time
Hours Per Week
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Description of Job


Responsible to: Rising Generation Pastor

Responsible for: Assisting the Rising Generation Pastor with Youth Ministry Part-time (16 hours p/w alongside St Mellitus Youth Ministry course) Salary: £7,155 p/a

Temporary / permanent: 3 year contract alongside Youth Ministry course

Overall responsibility of the job:

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

  •  To be part of St Peter’s Team, working alongside the Youth Outreach Worker and the PAIS team (schools and youth work missionaries) during youth work opportunities.
  •  To attend and help to lead Youth Work Sessions at the St Peter’s Community and Youth Hub throughout the week as well as fortnightly staff meetings with the wider church leadership team, and supervision meetings with their line manager.
  •  To assist leading Sunday youth work that runs alongside our 4pm service alongside volunteer team members.
  •  To make connections and build relationships with all young people with an aim to help them on their discipleship journey.
  •  To assist the wider church team when they are leading assemblies taking place in the local schools.
  •  To help lead our school holiday Sports Camps.
  •  To undertake administration, communication, networking and
  • publicity as required for the youth work.
  • General Duties:
  •  To find and initiate innovative ways of leading young people on a discipleship journey.
  •  To attend regular staff team meetings, training days and other staff team events.
  •  To attend weekly supervision meetings with the Youth Outreach Pastor.
  •  To bring a fun and inclusive attitude to all Youth Work activities.
  •  To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested by
  • the Rector. These might include, but are not limited to: prayer ministry; preaching; leading of services; schools’ ministry, work with young people and children; involvement in occasional offices.
  • Schools’ Work
  •  To visit our local schools regularly and participate in acts of worship within them, liasing with the staff members involved in organising them.
  •  To lead lunchtime and/or after school activities in schools with the PAIS team.
  •  To assist in providing chaplaincy as requested within the local schools and to seek opportunities to grow mission.
  • Safeguarding
  •  To be involved in 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 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

This role is offered alongside the Youth Ministry degree provided by St Mellitus and a successful application depends on receiving a place on that course.

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

  • Good communication skills with people of varying ages and backgrounds.
  • Well developed organisational skills.
  • Ability to self lead in areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to show resilience and robustness when dealing with challenges and maintain a positive attitude to problem solving. Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and create work-around’s 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


St Peter's West Molesey

West Molesey, England, United Kingdom

A church serving our local community in West Molesey

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