Youth Missioner (Justice)

Posted 20 days agoExpires in 1 day
St Nics Church, Market Place, Durham
Fixed Term Full Time
18,720

We are seeking two faithful, enthusiastic and motivated Youth Missioners who will be committed to the flourishing of God’s church in our city of which St Nic’s is just one part.

At their core both roles are identical with a common aim of disciplining young people, primarily but not exclusively through the development of spiritual support groups as part of the newly formed Community of St Cuthbert.

One role will lead on justice issues, working with young people in areas of justice and discipleship, with the other leading on mental health and well-being. Both roles will be part of a new team, working with the newly appointed Prior of the Community St Cuthbert and Ministry Experience Volunteers, seeking to grow the church in discipleship, service and number.

You will need to be a committed Christian who is passionate about discipleship and sharing their faith with a desire to see young people ad teenagers find and grow in faith themselves.

Up to date with current youth work practices and willing to understand and implement new developments, you will be a self-motivated team player who will also be prepared to take a flexible approach to include evening and weekend work.

Skilled and experienced in working with young adults aged 11-18 you will have a pastoral heart seeking to develop the discipleship of young people as they negotiate challenges and grow in their discipleship.

  • Lead and develop St Nics current work with children and young adults and their families supporting and co-ordinating our Sunday groups in the and mid week groups.
  • Help co-ordinate and facilitate a programme of events across the year and be prepared to arrange and deliver weekends away for the young people as part of their growing in faith.
  • Develop, train and equip teams of volunteers for our ministry with Young Adults.
  • Ensure that Diocesan Safeguarding and recruitment procedures are complied with and that children’s workers are trained in good practice with regard to keeping children safe.
  • Liaise with the Children and families worker, Student Worker, Ministry Assistants, Curate, Pastoral Care team and Vicar.

Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of work with teenagers and young adults
  • Proven experience of working well in a team setting
  • Proven experience of working with volunteers
  • Proven experience of planning and delivering events
  • Experience of providing pastoral care in a professional setting

Desirable

  • Previous experience working within a church setting
  • Proven experience of recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Proven ability to network with statutory and non-church organisations

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • A well organised leader who can give strong direction when needed
  • An ability to ‘self start’ and stay motivated despite inevitable challenges
  • A team player who is able to reflect on the opinions and input of others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A strongly relational individual who networks well with those both inside and outside the church
  • Highly organised with a high attention to detail
  • Positive and energetic attitude, and strong desire to meet goals and commitment
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change

Desirable

  • Good IT skills
  • An ability to train others, develop volunteers and grow future leaders

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • A committed Christian with an active faith in God
  • A strong record of commitment to a local church
  • A clear understanding of St Nic’s Vision and a commitment to work towards it
  • A pioneer who is comfortable to try out new ways of working and unafraid of failure
  • Self-confident and resilient
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work under pressure

Desirable

  • An ability to lead contemporary sung worship

Occupation requirement: Practising Christian

St Nic’s has a home in the centre ground of evangelical Anglicanism in the heart of the City of Durham. As part of the Church of England we have a diverse community of 300 regular Sunday attenders across all age.

Having recently been designated a resource church by the Diocese of Durham, St Nics is in an exciting time of both transition and growth.

A key part of our vision is the establishment of a discipleship community at St Nics focused on the renewing of evangelism for new and existing Christians with the aim of rolling out the community across the Diocese. A core part of that vision is our work with young people in secondary and further education.