Do you have a passion and gift for sharing your Christian faith with children and young people in fun and dynamic ways – to inspire and encourage spiritual growth?

If so, our Children and Families Coordinator 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.  The pandemic has impacted us, yet through the work of our former Youth and Children’s Worker, alongside a committed volunteer team we have managed to successfully restart our Children and Young peoples work.  We have a good relationship with our local church primary school and seek to continue to develop our work with them. In April 2020 our new Rector started working with us and we are currently going through an exciting process of discerning God’s vision for ourselves and our new partner church, St Barnabas, Leeman Road. 

Our Children and Families Coordinator will have responsibility for planning, co-ordinating and overseeing all of the youth and children’s activities here at St Paul’s.  This means leading both Sunday and mid-week groups, as well as co-ordinating, developing and growing the ministry’s volunteer team.  This role will supervise and work alongside a 10hr per week Youth and Children’s Worker. The successful applicant would  be managed by our Rector and be a core part of our supportive staff team.  In the last year we have introduced a Youth and Children’s Steering Group who will help support and think through the strategic direction of the ministry with the successful candidate.  The successful applicant would also be encouraged to engage with other Youth and Children’s workers around the city where time allows.

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 20 hours per week at a salary of £11,752 pa (equivalent of £22,035 as a full time post).

If you are interested, have a look at the job description here, download the application form here and then send it to us by post to The Administrator, St Paul’s Church, Holgate Road, York YO24 4BF or email to by Friday 17 June 2022.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the position please email or telephone Debbie on 07897 935966.

Our hope is that the successful applicant will start work by 1 August 2022.

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