May 23, 2022

Children and Youth Worker

  • Northgate Church Trust
  • Northgate Church, Upper Northgate Street, Chester, UK
Part time Youth and Children

Job Description

 

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:

  1. Empowering and building the current team of volunteers to support existing ministries whilst bringing further vision and strategy
  2. Extending our work with young people and their families both within the church family and our local community
  3. Establishing a new youth ministry based at Northgate Church

 

 

Essential/desirable

Personal

Attributes

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

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Experience

Recent qualification or experience in a similar position

Understanding of safeguarding practices (although training will be given)

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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

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E

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E

 

E

E

Further Requirements

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

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To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jenni@northgate.org.uk

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


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