We are recruiting for a passionate and capable leader to oversee all aspects of our youth ministry. This candidate would lead our existing Sunday programme as well as seek to develop midweek opportunities. A key part of the role is developing pastoral relationships with the young people of KXC, mentoring them and investing in their lives. In addition, the candidate would be responsible for developing missional opportunities with young people in the area. We are committed to being a multi-generational church and the successful candidate will work with our congregation pastors to develop this.
Lead and oversee all areas of KXC Youth ministry for our young people ages 12-18.
Develop strategic vision and plan for ongoing sustainable growth of youth ministry over the coming years.
Plan & lead weekly Youth Sessions - Sundays and midweek
Identify, recruit, train and nurture team leaders and volunteers.
Resource and pioneer youth initiatives and opportunities across the life of KXC.
Develop missional and community opportunities for local youth outside KXC.
Collaborate with Abi Page, Naomi Graham and the Growing Hope team to integrate youth and their families into the life of the church.
Oversee all Youth DBS checks & ensure the KXC safeguarding policy regarding children is being met.
Oversee youth activities at larger KXC events including leader’s weekend, church weekend away, and community outreach events.
Liaise with external Youth Work projects. (XLP, First Fridays) to identify opportunities for integrating young people into KXC Youth.
Work in partnership with youth workers across Islington, especially through the existing First Fridays ministry.
To attend both regular and occasional staff meetings, retreats, conferences etc.
Experience in teaching / leading groups of young people - the ideal candidate would have proven ability to lead youth ministry, formal training or other transferable skills and experience in establishing new programs or ministries.
Ability to create a dynamic and fun environment for young people of different ages and backgrounds.
Committed to the spiritual and emotional development of youth and able to communicate biblical truths in a relevant way.
To have the heart of an evangelist – a desire to reach young people outside of the KXC community.
Good communication skills - confident in interacting with parents, volunteers and key stakeholders.
A leader of people and team builder - ability to recruit, lead and pastor a range of volunteer teams.
A self-starter able to work on their own initiative and manage their own workload well.
Entrepreneurial and able to think strategically about children and families ministry at KXC.
Adaptable to new opportunities and unexpected challenges that can occur in church life.
Good organisational skills and comfortable within a team office environment.
Computer literate with Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Email), able (or willing to learn) basic technical skills needed to run sound and visuals at youth events.
Hours of work
Between 2-3 days per week depending upon the candidate, including Sundays, some evenings and occasional Saturdays.
To apply for the post
Please send a covering letter to introduce yourself and tell us why you’d be great for the role, and an up-to-date CV (including details of two referees - one personal, one professional) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see kxc.org.uk/vacancies for full application pack and job description.
The vision of King's Cross Church (KXC) is to serve God's purpose to make all things new. We want to be a church that recklessly gives itself away to God, each other and the people of Kings Cross and beyond. At KXC we believe vision and values go hand-in-hand. Vision determines the direction and destination of the church, and the values determine the culture. We want to be a community that is shaped by the story of scripture, practising the way of Jesus, led by the power of the Holy Spirit, and extending the Kingdom of God through the church.