Location Crofton Parish, Stubbington, Hampshire - located on the south coast with a beach within the parish!
Salary £25k (plus a negotiable relocation package)
Hours Full Time (37.5 hours a week)
Is God calling you to work with children and young people? Do you enjoy working with others in delivering ministry? Would you relish joining a staff team committed to helping our parish be ‘The Heart of God at the Heart of Our Community’? Crofton Parish could have the perfect role for you! We are looking for a gifted individual to lead this ministry area to children and young people.
As we emerge from the effects of the global pandemic, Crofton Parish is looking to re-ignite it’s ministry to children and young people. From October, we hope to have a team leader to support and guide our teams in restarting all of our groups; you won’t be starting from scratch, groups and volunteers will already be in place. Once a firm foundation has been re-established, the team leader will then have opportunities to develop this ministry area and initiate new ways of working.
Crofton Parish serves the Hampshire coastal communities of Stubbington and Hill Head. Our vision is to be ‘The Heart of God at the Heart of our Community’.
Crofton Parish has two church buildings. Holy Rood, the Parish Church, has a well-established, multigenerational congregation of about 300. Part of the New Wine Network, we are a contemporary, charismatic, evangelical Anglican church. St Edmund’s, our other church has a more traditional approach to worship, offering a place of worship and prayer to a mainly older congregation.
In 2020, Crofton Parish became networked with the neighbouring parish of North Gosport as part of a significant investment by the Diocese of Portsmouth into the renewal of mission and ministry and the revitalisation of the churches in North Gosport. We are excited to see what opportunities for networking and support might develop; including sharing of good practice and personal support with people in similar roles.
Holy Rood has been a centre of Youth and Children’s ministry for many years, both within our congregation and community. The vision for this ministry area is to help children and young people take their place as the next generation of Jesus followers. It is also a key part of what we offer our community: safe, supportive environments for families, children and young people.
The successful candidate will be a key member of our staff team, playing a vital role in the growth and development of an area of ministry and mission that is right at the heart of our Parish life.