Part-time Children and Youth Worker

St. Barnabas is an imaginative building resurrected from the ashes of a fire ten years ago to produce a space of beauty and peace, amid a thriving and busy community centre.

Set in the multi-cultural urban area of Erdington, five miles from Birmingham’s City Centre, we are an active, inclusive church with a centre used from Monday to Saturday by different adult groups and organisations and the weekday entrance is through an informal and welcoming café.

Job Description

This is a new and exciting post which has the potential to grow and develop with the right candidate.

We are seeking a committed Christian to join our small clergy team at St. Barnabas on a part-time (approx.24 hours) basis.  Over time, these hours could expand.   We really need the right person to interact with the different families and children with whom we have links to help grow our various child-led activities and to see opportunities for new initiatives which engage with our youth.

Salary will be up to £22,000 pro rata, depending on experience, plus nest pension.

Background

We interact with children at different levels through our crèche every Sunday and through our Young Church which meets in groups on the first and third Sundays of the month;

Periodic Messy Church

The Church school.

We also need to be imaginative about how we can set up a Christian group for older primary and secondary children

We have a small young church team and need to expand it.

We need to develop our relationship with families.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Experience

Working with primary school aged children

Desirable: interaction with families and young single parents (often unchurched)

Essential: Commitment to equal opportunities that responds to each individual child, including children with differing needs.

Desirable: Leading children in a church environment.

SKILLS

Essential: Ability to interact and develop appropriate relationships with children of different ages.

Ability to engage with and develop relationships with parents, often unchurched and lone young mothers and some fathers. training for volunteers,

Desirable: Being able to develop training for volunteers for Messy Church.

Essential:    Ability to communicate effectively, both written and spoken in a way that puts people at ease.

Ability to communicate easily with people via social media.

Desirable: Someone who can think strategically.

PERSONALITY

Essential: Someone who enjoys people and loves children and youth.

Desirable: Creative and pro-active.

Essential: Flexible to new ideas or ways of doing things.  Happy and able to work evenings and weekends.

Committed Christian.

Desirable: Understanding of Anglican church and attends church.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send your CV and a covering letter to the Reverend Freda Evans at freda@fredaevans.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 25th June 2018.

The Lighthouse at St Barnabas is a lovely modern, bright and airy venue that met our needs perfectly. The team were accommodating, making us feel very welcome and ensuring our needs and those of our delegates were met throughout the day.

Andy - PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)