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Interim Seacroft Youth Worker

Church Army Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Part Time
Description of Job


Salary: £8,424 per annum (£13.50 per hour)

Hours: 12 hours per week (some daytime, some evenings and some Sundays)

Contract: Part Time, 1 year initially


Leeds Centre of Mission reaches teenagers across the Seacroft area with the love and the good news of Jesus, seeking to make disciples and to grow new forms of church. These young people mainly come from unchurched backgrounds and are often face many challenges in life and can present challenging behaviour. Through nearly 5 years of ministry many young people have come to greatly appreciate the ministry of Church Army, have been helped to make changes in their lives, and have begun to take steps of faith.

The focus has been on a Christian presence in two high schools, a mid-week biker outreach repairing bicycles and motorbikes, and through two Friday night youth clubs (one for year 4-6 students and another for year 7-11s).

The Lead Evangelist will be leaving at the end of July 2024, and it is our intention to appoint a new lead evangelist later this year.

In the role of Interim Youth Worker your primary responsibility is to keep some of the core activities going whilst the main thrust of work is paused, as we value the relationships, activities and teams that we have built. Having a positive relationship with volunteers is essential. It will be important for you to be available on Friday afternoon / evenings and Wednesdays evenings to lead and support the volunteers in the running of these groups.

You will be supported by a member of the Missional Youth Church initiative of Church Army and the CA Mission Development Officer who will give regular guidance, supervision and telephone support where needed. Once a Lead Evangelist is appointed it will be your responsibility to work with and under them, in evangelism, innovative mission, making disciples and continuing to grow the mission.


Evangelise young people to build the kingdom of God and make disciples through various outreach activities

Working alongside the Lead Evangelist and volunteers to mentor, disciple and pastorally support the young people of Leeds CoM.

Prosper the work and witness of the Church Army Mission Community, the Diocese of Leeds and MYCN.


The successful candidate will have:

Passion for working with young people, including those with challenging behaviours and those who are currently outside the Christian church

Demonstrated ability and experience of working with unchurched young people

Basic understanding of working with young people, current safeguarding requirements and general good practice

Flexibility in working hours as this is important to fulfil the requirements of the role

Commitment to living the mission of Jesus through a thoughtful and committed Christian faith

The ability to work in a team whilst using initiative to remain accountable


Church Army employees get access to a variety of different benefits, to see what benefits you would be eligible for please check the job pack linked below.

WeCare – Provides access to a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programmes, counselling and wellbeing support.

LifeWorks – LifeWorks allows employees to access ‘employee perks’ which supplies exclusive discounts, cashback, gift cards and cinema deals.

Cycle to Work Scheme – CycleScheme allows you to purchase a new bike and accessories through Church Army. With no upfront payment it can save you 25% – 39% with tax-effective monthly repayments.

Specsavers Eye Tests – Employees who habitually use display screen equipment for their job, will be eligible for an eye test voucher with Specsavers.

Annual Leave: 25 days per year, plus bank holidays (33 days total), pro rata


This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under the provisions made in the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder has an active faith in Jesus. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the vision and values of Church Army.

DBS: An enhanced DBS check is required


For more information please look at the job pack for this role and for any further questions please contact Lead Evangelist Neil Obbard or Mission Development Officer Richard Cooke

To apply, please submit a Church Army Faith-Based Application Form which is available to download from the advert for this post on our website.

Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd of July

Interviews: Wednesday 17th July


Church Army

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

This is an exciting time to be part of Church Army as we continue to grow our frontline work in addition to implementing the new strands of our DARE strategy in the next three years to further our impact and reach our vision.

We are passionate about seeing communities transformed which is why Church Army is proud to work in some of the toughest communities across the UK and Ireland and make an impact that brings about real-life change. Our Centres of Mission, which are created in partnership with Diocese, are where we deploy evangelists into communities to share faith and empower and equip the local church in mission  and evangelism. We are working hard in our aim to increase to 50 Centres of Mission by 2027. In Marylebone London, we run the biggest women’s only hostel which empowers women to end their homelessness and live their lives to the full. We also run the Amber Project in Cardiff which helps over 100 young people each year who battle self-harm; as well as a hostel for young people.

Our GRACEUP values are at the heart of all that we do. We are proud of our committed and passionate staff team who all contribute to our vision of seeing communities transformed. In joining Church Army, you will belong to a community of gifted people who are proud to do what they do, and we work hard to make sure our team know that they are valued for their contributions and know that they are making a difference to the lives of hundreds of people.

Join us, and you will join a fantastic, committed and energetic team, who are delivering real change. I am proud of all our team does, and I hope you can be part of it.

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