Apr 07, 2021

Children and Youth Worker

£7,800 yearly
  • Walton-on-Thames Methodist Church
  • Walton-on-Thames Methodist Church, Terrace Road, Walton-on-Thames, UK
Part time Youth and Children

Job Description

Part-time (12 works per week), £7,800 per annum

This person will be part of the Ministry and Pastoral Team and will be expected to:

  • Help create an environment in which children and young people can grow spiritually and
    develop their faith, building on Walton-on-Thames Methodist Church’s (WMC) existing work (Messy Church, Sunday School and Youth Group) with children and young people aged 7 to 15.  
  • Be responsible for the pastoral care and development of the children and youth work
    programmes and  enable children and young people to be fully participating members of the Church.
  • Develop new initiatives for children and young people in Walton-on-Thames, possibly through pioneer work in conjunction with other existing churches and organisations and through follow up with Messy Church families.
  • Develop work with children and young people in Walton-on-Thames schools - possibly in liaison with other local churches and youth organisations (Open the Book).  


Main Responsibilities:

  • To oversee and develop work with children and young people, providing a sound and consistent programme of biblical, life-related teaching, guiding them towards a deeper faith and understanding of Christianity.
  • To consult with children and young people and in partnership identify their needs and
    provide a range of suitable events and activities which aim to meet these needs.  
  • To organise outings, and also residential trips when appropriate, in consultation with the
    children and young people and in accordance with risk assessments, health and safety
    assessment and safeguarding considerations.
  • To facilitate intergenerational engagement between children/young people and the wider Church community.
  • To make connections with other local Churches and organisations with a view to developing ecumenical connections.
  • To explore opportunities for pioneer work with families and young people in the community.
  • To manage and administer an agreed budget to enable the ministry with children and young people to develop.
  • As part of The Methodist Church Safeguarding policies and GDPR maintain adequate records of contacts and of work undertaken with all children.



The Lay Employee will have a Line Manager whose responsibilities will be to:

  • Become familiar with the Lay Employee.
  • Work with the Lay Employee to encourage the Church to respond to new challenges and
    opportunities in mission with children and young people.
  • Prepare a personal development plan with the Lay Employee.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress with the Lay Employee on a regular basis (meetings will take place monthly during probationary period and quarterly thereafter).
  • Act as a “sounding board” to the Lay Employee


Visit waltonmethodist.org/work-for-us to find out more and to APPLY.

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