Mar 28, 2024

Children & Families Worker

£23,000 - £26,000 yearly
  • St Michael and All Angels Church Westcliff-On-Sea
  • St Michael & All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, UK
Full time, Part time Youth and Children

Job Description

St Michael and All Angels (SMW) is a dynamic and growing evangelical church within the Church of England, based in Westcliff-On-Sea. On a Sunday we will have between 30-60 under 18s in attendance across our services. The purpose of this role is to lead and have oversight of the children's ministry in the church. The Children and Families Leader will also contribute to Sunday all age or children led services.  

The Children and Families Leader will be an integral member of the staff team, accountable to the PCC and Vicar for developing and supporting the existing Children's ministry at SMW including Sunday Club during our 10:45am service, messy church outreach events, midweek groups and summer holiday clubs. The children's ministry relates to young people between the age of 0 -11 years old as well as supporting the transition to secondary school and working with supporting parents.

Any appointment is subject to completion of a confidential declaration, proof of their right to work checks, a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and satisfactory reference checks.

This is a full time role (37.5 hours per week), however part time application will be considered.

The role

  • Continue to grow and maintain our children’s community at SMW, encourage children to grow in their faith, knowledge of the bible and being a lifelong disciple of Jesus. 

  • Lead, oversee, coordinate and take responsibility for regular children's ministries, including Sunday Club, messy church events, summer holiday club and other midweek programmes.

  • Set a termly Sunday Children's programme, and create a safe, and stimulating environment for Children to encounter God, pray and learn the bible.

  • Coordinate with the volunteer Sunday Leaders in the planning and delivery of the teaching programmes and rotas.

  • Lead, oversee, coordinate the volunteer team for messy church events and holiday clubs, and to plan, create and deliver at least one event per term. 

  • Develop and implement local outreach through our links with primary schools in the area, holding assemblies and hosting schools to visit the church.

  • Work alongside our Youth Pastor to ensure a cohesive approach to all of our ministry with children and young people and to help new initiatives for children and families.

  • Continue to recruit, train, support and develop the existing group of Sunday Club team leaders, volunteers, and helpers. (including, termly meetings, internal and external training programmes, or events etc) through whom responsibility can be delegated and shared

  • To recruit, build, train, support and maintain teams for messy church events and holiday clubs, through whom responsibility can be delegated and shared regarding the planning and preparation of these events.

  • To initiate, develop, oversee, and support mid-week children’s work.

  • Work closely with the service leaders and clergy to arrange all age services for Easter, Christmas, Mother Sunday and other specially selected dates.

  • Develop appropriate relationships with parents and children and liaise with the pastoral team in providing pastoral care for families where needed.

  • Build relationships with and communicate regularly with parents/carers, inviting them to events and gatherings as appropriate.

To apply for this position, please complete our application form and send it to hr@smw.church no later than 28th April 2024.

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