Children, Young People and Families Team Member

Posted 21 days agoExpires in 1 day
£17,182 - £18,261

We are looking for someone to join our Children, Young People and Families Team to champion promoting and resourcing mission and ministry with Children aged 0-12, working 21 hours per week.

The Children, Young People and Families Team Member; Children’s Lead, will be a member of the Children, Young People and Families team. The team work together to proactively promote and develop ministry and mission amongst children, young people and families across the diocese by assisting, advising and supporting parishes, projects, deaneries and networks in

  • church growth and evangelism amongst children, young people and families
  • nurturing spiritual growth, and discipleship and
  • encouraging full participation of children and young people in the life of the church.

They will have the opportunity to engage in the development of mission and ministry with Children (0-12s) across the diocese, ensuring good practice and supporting the delivery of training, lead on the production and promotion of Faith at Home and Rhythm of Life resources for 0-12s and co-ordinate the Children, Young People and Families Team engagement with Environmental Issues for 0-18s

They will play a key role in supporting parishes to engage with the Diocesan Strategy; in particular Goal 5: Growing Young People as Christians.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, an excellent team player, with experience of children and youth work in a church setting and an advocate for children and young people. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with confident and appropriate presentation skills, as the equipping and training of leaders is a key objective for the team.

They must be able to evidence a qualification in Children’s work or substantial relevant recent experience in this area of work in a church setting, good knowledge and understanding of faith and spiritual development for children and young people, together with awareness of good and safe working practices when engaging with Children, Young People and Families

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 25 days’ annual leave (Pro Rata) plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Closing Date for Applications: 19th September

Interviews: in person on 5 October 2021 at the Diocesan Office.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Children, Young People and Families Team leader, Liz Morton on 07512 712290 or

(There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010)

A full DBS check is required for the successful candidate.

Please see attached Job Description

Please see attached Person Specification

The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

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