May 22, 2024

Layworker (Families and Community)

£14,400 yearly
  • Teddington Methodist Circuit
  • Hybrid (South London, UK)
Part time Youth and Children

Job Description

Lay worker (families and community) 20 hours a week

Salary £14.4k pa.

Start Date – September 2024

Teddington Methodist Circuit wishes to appoint a Lay worker (families and community) whose principal role will be to support the five circuit churches in delivering a range of projects designed to promote more active participation by children and their families in church life.  Building on an existing foundation of well-established groups, but with the scope to plan fresh initiatives in response to identified need, the postholder will be expected to provide direct leadership and support to volunteers who help deliver these services.  

Teddington Circuit is on the edge of Southwest London, within the London District.  Information about the circuit and its component churches can be found here

 We are seeking a candidate who can both work effectively with church groups, as well as offer a confident outward-looking approach to working with local communities, especially where there is a high level of social need.  Therefore, we want to appoint a candidate who can bring experience of delivering successful children and families groups and projects within a church context, and applying it to support the circuit in achieving its mission of engagement, participation and growing in faith.  Experience of working collaboratively with ecumenical partners would be desirable.

 The successful candidate will be a practicing Christian in sympathy with the doctrine and values of the Methodist Church.  There is an expectation that the candidate will be able to share their faith with others and support those who are seeking to begin or continue their spiritual journey.

 The successful candidate will be home based and need to live within reasonable commuting distance of SW London. Given the nature of the work the hours will be spread across the week and may include some weekend activity.  

 In return, we offer a small friendly staff team, regular supervision, and the opportunity to join in a range of local church and circuit activities.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Rev. David Innes, superintendent minister, at

For any other queries, please contact

Closing Date 28 June 2024

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