Children's and Youth Worker

This job has now expired
Tonbridge
Permanent
According to experience

We are a dynamic church made up of people from all walks of life and from different nations. We love to see new people and are confident that you will feel right at home. Our Sunday mornings begin with a warm welcome and an invitation to join us in celebrating the good news about Jesus Christ. Our worship is vibrant and lively as we lift up His name together. We expect God to meet with us and speak to us.

We are also very active in our local community working alongside other agencies and running our own projects in order to express the love of God in a practical way.

The Children’s & Youth Worker will assist the Youth & Children’s Minister in developing the ministry of the church amongst children and young people.

  • Provide opportunities for children & young people to explore the Christian faith, encounter God and follow Christ together.
  • Playing a leading role in the planning, organization and running of Sunday Club alongside lay leaders, with clerical support.
  • Strengthen and develop links with schools and uniformed groups in the parish.
  • Enable greater participation by children & young people as equal partners in the life of the church.
  • Assist with planning and leading of all-age services.
  • Offer pastoral care to children/young people.
  • Work with a wide range of volunteers from across the Parish

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential: Able to relate well to children / young people and adults.

Good communication and IT skills.

Able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Able to work on own initiative and manage time effectively.

Basic administration skills (including diary management, record keeping, and forward planning)

Good organizational skills.

Demonstratable skills in being able to recruit, encourage and communicate with volunteers.

Desirable: Musical or creative skills

VALUES

A practising Christian, supporting the ethos, vision and values of this Anglican parish.*

Committed to good practice in safeguarding children / young people.

Commitment to personal and professional development.

* Please note that there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to be a communicant member of the Church of England.

For further information, please contact Jane Mata on 01732 770962 x 21 / saintphilips@tonbridgeparishchurch.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 15th February 2019.

There is a Genuine Occupational requirement for the postholder to be a Christian; the appointment will only be made upon receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.