Youth Development Project Worker

Posted 16 days agoExpires in 15 days
25,000 - 27,000

This role is about enabling the development of parish-based youth position across the diocese through our Youth Provision Learning Communities (YPLC). Here we help churches take their next steps in youth provision with the goal of seeing more young people know and build a relationship with Jesus.

This role is an essential part of delivering on the diocese strategy for inspiring children and young people. The post holder works with the Diocesan Youth Adviser and other strategic diocesan youth work initiatives such as Launchpad and St Luke’s Resourcing Parish to see this come into

Continue to help the development of the strategic programme of support for local parishes (including Launchpad and YPLC

Provide bespoke support to parishes from the breadth of the Church of England traditions to enable their next step in ministering with young people

Ensure that the administration of the YPLC is effective, communicated clear & resourced efficiently

Stimulate effective conversations within the YPLC

Facilitate and deliver training for parish teams, including clergy, that enhances, equips, supports, and resources ministry with young people in local parishes

Research and develop thinking on best practice in discipleship and evangelism of young people

Encourage and support parishes to engage with young people

Support and assist the diocesan youth adviser in delivering diocesan events and activities with a view to a scaffolded approach of training those who may ultimately take up these roles on a voluntary basis

Training in Children’s, Youth or Community Work

Educated to Degree or Diploma level or currently working towards this

Minimum 4 years of experience working with children and young people

Awareness of youth culture and issues facing young people

Self-motivated and able to think creatively, generate ideas and act on own initiative

Competency with ICT

Knowledge of the Church of England traditions, structures, and organisation

Knowledge of key legislations affecting work with children and young people

Experience of leading and training

Ability to lead and inspire others

Clear and confident communicator

Friendly and approachable and an ability to appropriately build relationships

Strategic thinker and problem solver

Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

Flexible and co-operative team worker

Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure and to prioritise tasks

Commitment to continuing professional development

An ability to reflect theologically on youth/children’s work

Creative and proactive worker

Please see the job description and Person Specification attached below for full details of the role.

To apply for this position please visit the Diocesan Board of Education website (, download the application pack, then complete and submit the application form with a covering letter on why you are applying and what you can bring to this role to please do not apply via the pathways system.

Further details on the Diocesan Youth Provision can also be found on the website:

Closing date for applications is set for 5pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022

Interview date 10th June

Start date 11 July or by agreement

The Board of Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

The Board of Education believes that diversity enables us to thrive and develop and is committed to race equality, welcoming applications from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds