Oct 14, 2021

YOUTH WORKER

£20,769 - £27,226 yearly
  • St Luke's Church, Thurnby
  • St Luke's Church, Main Street, Thurnby, Leicester, UK
Part time Church/Ministry Church Leadership Youth and Children

Job Description

St Luke's Thurnby has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our staff team as a part-time youth worker to help us continue to pass on the good news of Jesus Christ to the next generation.
We are looking for someone with a living relationship with Jesus and a heart for reaching out to and discipling young people.

The youth worker will lead our ministry with those aged 11-18 in our church and wider community and will excite, encourage, and equip the whole church to be involved.

The role is 20 hours a week (hours open to negotiation) with a salary between £20,769-£27,226 pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience).
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please get in touch with

Rev'd Rob Miles on 07305717726 or revrmiles@gmail.com.
You can find out more or apply for the post at www.thurnbychurch.com/jobs

Deadline for applications: end of Monday 8th November

Job Summary

  • To help St Luke’s, Thurnby continue to pass on the good news of Jesus Christ to the next generation by leading our ministry to young people (aged 11-18+) in our church and wider community.
  • The youth worker is not expected to be the person who does all our youth work but rather excites, encourages, and equips the whole church to be involved.

Person Specification

Essential

  • A living and growing relationship with Jesus, a life empowered by the Holy Spirit, a passion for the gospel, and a commitment to living and modelling the Christian faith with integrity and godliness.
  • A heartbeat for making and growing disciples of young people with an understanding of the pastoral needs of young people and the ability to relate to people of all ages.
  • A commitment to the Bible as God’s true and living word have a mature biblical knowledge and the ability to communicate this clearly and engagingly.
  • A willingness to participate fully in the life of St Luke’s Church and the wider Cornerstone Team.
  • Approachable and relational with good organisational and communication (written, verbal and ICT) skills.
  • A willingness to learn and develop, undertaking further training as appropriate.
  • Experience of working with children or young people in a voluntary or paid capacity and the ability of managing a volunteer team.
  • A secure understanding of Safeguarding processes, regulations and recommendations in relation to working with children and young people.

 Desirable

  • Training and qualification in biblical studies and/or Christian ministry
  • Relevant qualifications in youth or children’s work or education or other transferrable qualifications.
  • A full UK driving licence and use of a car.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead and take responsibility for the ministry at St Luke’s to young people aged 11-18+ including the transition from school into working life or university.
  • To build relationships with young people and their families in the church family and wider community, help them find their place in the church community, and support Christian family life.
  • To lead and build our voluntary youth team, providing them with encouragement, support, and on-going training.
  • To oversee and develop regular discipleship groups, co-ordinate a mentoring programme for old young people, organise occasional events e.g. weekends away and summer camp.
  • To co-ordinate our regular term time youth club and develop evangelistic opportunities for young people.
  • To play a full role as a member of the Staff Team and in the life of the Church including involvement in the planning and delivery of church services and activities.

 Key Working Relationships

  • To be directly responsible to and line managed by the (Associate) Rector.
  • To help lead, build, equip, and encourage the voluntary youth team.
  • To play a full role as a member of the church’s staff team, especially other staff workers in the Cornerstone Team working with children and young people, and to be part of the church family.
  • To establish and maintain appropriate links with other organisations and individuals.

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