Do you have a desire and a gift for explaining the Christian faith to children & young people in ways that encourage, interest, and stimulate spiritual growth?
If so, our Youth & Children’s Worker role may be for you.
St Paul’s Holgate is a thriving Anglican church in beautiful York, with well-established youth & children’s work, and a strong family appeal. We also have an existing strong relationship with our linked school. Our Youth & Children’s Worker has responsibility for planning, co-ordinating and overseeing all of the youth and children’s activities. This means leading some of the groups, as well as co-ordinating, developing and growing the youth & children’s volunteer team. Whilst you would be our only Youth & Children’s Worker, you would be a core part of our supportive staff team, and able to work with other local Y&C workers to organise events, share ideas etc. We also actively work with YoYo (York Schools and Youth Trust) in their work in schools across the city.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working with children and young people, ideally in a church context – if you have a relevant qualification, that’s great but not essential. You’ll need strong people skills, and a willingness to do some up-front speaking – e.g. leading family services, assemblies, and meetings of volunteers. Organisational skills are always helpful, and a creative & proactive attitude will help you identify and suggest improvements and changes.
In addition, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) under the Equality Act 2010, that the successful applicant will be a practising Christian. The appointee to this post will be subject to an enhanced clearance through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
The post is 30 hours per week at a salary of £15,600 pa (equivalent of £19,240 as a full time post).
If you are interested, have a look at the job description here, and then send your CV with a covering letter to tell us about yourself, your experience and how you fit the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2019. This will be to start from September 2019