Christ Church, Lancaster Children, Youth and Families Co-ordinator

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 12 hours
Wyresdale Road, Lancaster
Office Holder
£20-22k FTE

We are looking for someone with proven experience in Children’s and Youth work, and with a qualification appropriate to the role, to co-ordinate our ministry with children, young people, and families. The post is for 0.6 Full Time (20 hours per week) with a salary on the JNC scale, depending on qualifications and experience. It is suitable for lay and ordained applicants, and is subject to enhanced DBS clearance and references.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Children, Youth and Families.

  • To introduce children, youth and their families to the love of God in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.

Leadership:

  • To take a lead in developing and refining a plan for ministry with and to children, youth and families in the Parish, including risk assessments. To work with clergy and other leaders to expand and sustain ministry and outreach among families and different generations.

Worship and Spirituality:

  • To be responsible for the planning and leadership of age-group specific prayer, learning and worship for children, youth and families.
  • To facilitate the participation of children, youth and families in all aspects of the worship and spiritual life of the Parish.
  • To share your own insights into a child/young person - centred approach to spirituality and how this might change Christ Church

Staff and Volunteers:

  • To recruit, develop and lead the team of staff and volunteer leaders and helpers involved in children, youth and families work.

Education / Training

Essential:

  • A proven track record of working with children or young people with significant pre- or post- qualification experience.
  • A qualification appropriate to the role

Knowledge and Experience

Essential:

  • A current first aid certificate (or the willingness to receive training as soon as possible)
  • Competence in the use of computers, office software, the internet and social media.
  • A sound understanding of current legislation and good practice regarding all aspects of work with children and young people

Desirable:

  • A full, clean driving licence.

Competencies - an ability to:

  • Think and act strategically; develop, sustain and manage new initiatives; develop action plans and manage budgets
  • Work confidently within Safeguarding regulations; maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries at all times.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Parish Profile:

Christ Church is a vibrant and inclusive worshipping community in the Lancaster and Morecambe deanery. The parish covers an area of approximately 2.1 square miles, with a population of approximately 10, 0000 and a wide demographic spread, living in owner occupied, private and socially rented housing.

Thousands of new dwellings have been and are being built in the parish, this growing population is ripe for outreach. We are keen to walk alongside these new residents, and especially to find out how we can be there for them in their family and social needs – and to share our faith in serving them.

Our ethos is open and welcoming: we celebrate and affirm all God’s children, we will not discriminate, and we seek to follow Jesus’ example of reaching out first to the most excluded. Our church style is liberal catholic, and we are a very child-friendly church.