Children and Families Worker (part time)

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Slade Green
Fixed Term Part Time
£14,604 (FTE £24,340)

Children and Families Worker

5 Year Fixed Term Contract

3 days/21 hours per week

The Diocese of Rochester in partnership with St Augustine’s, Slade Green, are seeking a Children and Families Worker to develop and lead on mission & ministry initiatives that engage with children and families both within the parish and the community of faith at St Augustine’s.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Extend and consolidate the present children and families work and be responsible for developing new pioneering projects
  • Further the links with two primary schools
  • Have a presence out and about in the parish, especially through school’s work, being known and trusted by families in the area, providing a bridge between them and St. Augustine’s church.
  • Support & work with the Priest in Charge on matters relating to children and families, especially their mission and ministry within the parish and community
  • Nurture and develop a team of volunteer leaders and helpers

Candidates will have a passion for outreach to families and children helping them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Successful candidates should:

  • Be able to communicate the message of the Gospel in an inspiring and accessible way
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding and safe practice principles in children’s work
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience (paid or unpaid) of children’s ministry and outreach work with families
  • Be able to engage with and relate to a wide range of families and individuals, and to work collaboratively with both lay and ordained people

The post holder will, at times, be the public face of the church in Slade Green. It is considered that there is a Occupational Requirement (OR) for the postholder to be a communicant member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion therewith or of a member Church of the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland or of Churches Together in England, or of a member Church of the Evangelical Alliance.


Ordained and Lay applicants are welcome. We would encourage ordained candidates to contact HR to discuss the terms of the contract before applying. For an informal conversation about the parish and the responsibilities contact Rev Jim Bennett on 01322 553 421 / 07787 292 094.


The appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.


If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact the HR department at

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 13 February 2020