Northgate Church, Upper Northgate Street, Chester, UK
Youth and Children
Are you able to empower and support our team of volunteers who serve on our children’s and youth team, building on existing ministries, whilst bringing further vision and strategy for our continued work into our local community?
At Northgate, we have a well-established children’s ministry that caters for children of a primary school age. We are looking to expand this and are looking for someone who can establish, develop and lead a new ministry for those young people in high school both on Sundays, and throughout the week. We currently work closely with other local churches and would like to build on this in the coming years.
We are looking for someone who loves Jesus and is passionate about both introducing young people to Him, and supporting those who are already on their faith journey. Our young people are a core part of our church and Sunday gatherings.
The post will start in September 2022 and will be part-time hours (flexible but it is anticipated that these will be approximately 15 hours per week) however some of these hours will be evenings and weekends.
The children and youth team leader at Northgate will lead and develop our vision in three key areas:
Empowering and building the current team of volunteers to support existing ministries whilst bringing further vision and strategy
Extending our work with young people and their families both within the church family and our local community
Establishing a new youth ministry based at Northgate Church
A committed Christian
A love for young people and families
Experience (either voluntary or paid) in working alongside children and families in a church setting
Recent qualification or experience in a similar position
Understanding of safeguarding practices (although training will be given)
Skills and Attributes
Confident communication and presentation skills in a variety of settings
Ability to share and build faith in children and families
An empathy with, and understanding of, the challenges of family life and a willingness to support parents and carers in this
A team player: we have a strong, established children’s team at Northgate
An eagerness to try new things
Ability to work flexibly including evenings and weekends as required
There is an occupational requirement that this role be filled by a committed Christian
The successful application is required to obtain and maintain an enhanced DBS check for the duration of employment
The successful application is required to provide two referees, one of which will be their current or more recent employer
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Northgate Church can be found on our website (www.northgate.org.uk) or via our social media channels: Instagram @northgatechurchchester or Facebook: Northgate Church