Youth Provision Development Worker (Maternity Cover)
£25,000 - £27,000 yearly
Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education
Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE
Youth and Children
Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education are excited to be seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and experienced youth work specialist to deliver on a key project in their Youth Strategy for the next year (July 2022 to July 2023 – or until the postholder returns) covering the maternity leave of the current post holder.
We are looking for a committed Christian with a lively faith who has youth work experience and the confidence to lead and advise others. As pandemic restrictions have lifted we have seen a huge uplift in churches wanting to explore what youth work could look like and seeking support in see these dreams becoming a reality. The desire to see all churches ‘Inspiring Children and Young People’ is central to the diocesan vision and this role is vital to in parishes being equipped and confidence instilled for leading youth ministry in their local context.
The Youth Provision Development Worker works closely with the Diocesan Youth Adviser to support parishes across Lancashire in taking their next steps, whatever they may be, in establishing and growing youth ministry in their context through the ‘Youth Provision Learning Community’. This involves giving advise, planning and delivering training, consultative work and visiting parishes.
The Board of Education believes that diversity enables us to thrive and develop and is committed to race equality, welcoming applications from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education believes that the children and young people in our churches not only represent the future of the Church of England, they are a vital component in the dynamic, creative, witnessing and worshipping church of today. Children and young people are not simply vessels to fill or objects to mould, but are the teachers, disciples, inspirers and leaders of and for today. Our Vision is to see the faith of our children and young people grow, to experience the development of creative and profound new worshipping communities, and to encourage witness and outreach as they feel confident to share their faith with others. We want to support, equip and advise our parish leaders, both lay and ordained, to work with and through their churches and in partnership across their communities, to help to teach and grow children and young people of all backgrounds and in all contexts as confident disciples of Jesus.