Student Worker

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Durham Market Place, Durham
Fixed Term Part Time

We are seeking a faithful, enthusiastic and motivated Student Worker with a passion and dedication to seeing students grow in discipleship and service.

A confident self-starter, proactive, with good administration skills and able to set priorities; we are looking for someone with a heart for Jesus who will be able to lead a student team and be part of a senior team with a shared vision on discipleship and renewal

Personal Attributes:

  • A personal faith in Jesus Christ.
  • A heart for seeing students come to faith and growing in discipleship
  • An understanding of, and empathy with, the challenges of student life
  • A team player – someone who is able to enthuse and inspire volunteers in their ministries at St Nics
  • An eagerness to learn and develop, to try new things and work with flexibility and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to respect matters of confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Vision, initiative, and self motivation.

Skills

  • Excellent pastoral skills with students, including post graduates
  • Confident IT skills with knowledge of varied social media channels.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy.
  • Strong ability to come alongside and develop others.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to good practice in Safeguarding.

Vision – You will cast vision for students to be participants in God’s kingdom purposes. You will lead and enable the pursuit of the passions and visions God gives to St Nics Students. Your role will develop vision and strategy for a student ministry that is looking to multiply. You will create a movement that will grow beyond your time at St Nics.

Development & Support of leaders – You will work with and provide support for the student team in leading and discipling other students. This includes mentoring, one-to-ones and team meetings.

Discipleship & Training – You will be actively involved in the discipleship of students, especially new Christians and those on a journey of faith. You will be involved in training others to do likewise.

Community of St Cuthbert – As part of our focus on renewing discipleship across the church you will oversee the establishment and proliferation of spiritual support groups for students, working with the leader of the proposed Community of St Cuthbert, bringing a passion for renewed discipleship across the church family.

Communication – You will take responsibility for communicating with students, including in digital formats and using digital tools, as well as feeding back to the staff team and leadership the experiences of students.

Co-ordination – You will provide co-ordination of St Nics student related activities (student lunches, invitational services, weekend away). You will link in with student church activity across Durham including freshers events, the annual CU Mission, Just Love events. Ensure the student activities and programmes are consistent with the vision of St Nics as a whole.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level.

Desirable

  • Evidence of Theological study or qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in leading students,
  • Experience in disciplining others,
  • Experience of working well in a team setting,
  • Experience of working well with volunteers.

Desirable

  • Experience of planning and delivering events

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • An understanding of current student issues
  • Excellent pastoral skills with students, including post graduates
  • Confident IT skills with knowledge of varied social media channels.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to good practice in Safeguarding

Desirable

A proven networker and communicator

St Nics is an open evangelical church based in the heart of the City of Durham. As part of the Church of England we have a diverse community of 300 regular attenders across all age ranges. Based in the University City of Durham, St Nics has a long established ministry with students over decades. This vacancy arises after the departure of our previous student worker after 10 years in the role. Our student ministry is in good health with a team of 4 assistant student workers and a thriving evening service where many of our students worship alongside regular members of the church.

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