The Children’s and Youth Ministry Department is focussed on supporting and resourcing all our parishes in their work with children and youth from 0-18 years of age. The Apprenticeship Scheme sits within this, employing apprentices to work within a parish for three years, training on the job with teaching and support from the Diocese and Ridley London.
There is an occupational requirement that the job-holder is a Christian under the Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
The location of each post is dependent on the Parish placement.
An offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check (to be carried out by the Diocese at offer stage).
Do you have a heart for youth/children’s ministry and a genuine desire to serve your local community through the church? Do you want to get training and experience in working with youth/children in a church context, and grow in your ministry?
As an apprentice, you will gain valuable experience and skills as you work within a parish to expand and develop their children and youth ministry. You will receive quality training by Ridley London, the London Training Centre of Ridley Hall Cambridge, and graduate with a Certificate in Higher Education (Level 4) in Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission, with a focus on youth and children’s work.
You’ll be employed for 21 hours a week, with 16 hours in the parish, and 5 hours set aside for study. You’ll get a Higher Education Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission.
Most potential apprentices apply to the scheme alongside a linked Parish. A strong applicant is one who applies in conjunction with a Parish. You are welcome to apply without a linked parish, however an opportunity to be on the scheme will depend on finding a suitable Parish.
Each Parish will set out slightly different responsibilities for their apprentice, fitting in with their Project Plan. However, the core of every apprentice’s role is to support the children, youth and families work of their parish, and the list below gives an outline of the main responsibilities an apprentice can expect to take on:
The post-holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:
APTITUDES AND ABILITIES:
The LDF exists to support the mission of the Church of England in London. The principal activity of the London Diocesan Fund is to operationally and practically serve and support the parishes and people within the Diocese of London, enabling the vision that every Londoner will encounter the love of God in Jesus Christ.