Youth Worker

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Do you want to be part of growing youth congregations in a brand new project in Wakefield?
We are looking for a highly motivated youth worker who will be well supported as they engage with young people through schools, detached and social action work- developing youth congregations and growing young people as Christian leaders.

Focus points in the role will be to build links in local schools, encourage young people in their passions and gifts, and to develop them as leaders through social action.

We offer a competitive salary, up to £33,622 depending on experience. We offer a pension, full expenses, and 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays. We offer a supportive team and the opportunity to grow a project that will impact a city. The youth worker will be supervised by an experienced project lead, and have project co-ordinator support.

There is an occupational requirement that the job-holder is a Christian under the Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

An offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check (to be carried out by the PCC at offer stage), completion of safeguarding training level 1 and 2 and suitable references.

For an informal conversation contact David Gerrard, Project Leader:

Interviews will be held on 22nd November

For the full list of role duties, please see the attached role description.

For full role requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Every Good Work is a new innovative project to grow new young disciples across the city of Wakefield. The Diocese of Leeds is working in partnership with three local churches who have a strong track record of serving their local communities. National funding has been made available for us to work together with other local partners to engage with young people in schools and other settings, to work with them in developing social justice projects, and to develop new worshipping communities that are shaped by and ultimately led by young people. It is intended that over 200 young new disciples will be involved in these new worshipping communities by 2028.

The youth worker will be based at a primary church but will work with the team to develop and deliver the project over five years.