Willesden Green Baptist Church’s Advert for a matured, qualified Youth/Children & Family worker
We at Willesden Green Baptist Church, 2 St Andrew’s Road, London are a diverse, multi-ethnic Christian community who are looking for a mature Christian, educated to degree level or equivalent, qualified as a Youth/Children and Family worker with years of experience in a church or any in Christian organisation. This individual must accept the Biblical principles and ethos of Willesden Green Baptist Church, as stated in our Constitution. The nature of this role necessitates a background check for the purpose of DBS safeguarding.
Method of Application:
Apply by e-mail for the attention of the Church Secretary with a your CV including three references and a covering letter to: email@example.com
Application is open from 2nd – 16th December 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via telephone and/or e-mail for interview on the 18th December 2019 at Willesden Green Baptist Church in its temporal address at St Andrew Church of England Church, 2 St Andrew’s Road, London, NW10 2SJ
- Telephone: 0208 451 4951
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interested candidate can download details of the Person’s Specification and Job Description on wgbc.london.
We at Willesden Green Baptist Church are looking for a mature Christian, educated to degree level, qualified as Youth/Children and Family worker with years of experience in a church or any Christian organisation. This individual must accept the Biblical principles and ethos of Willesden Green Baptist Church, as stated in our Constitution. The nature of this role necessitates a background check for the purpose of DBS safeguarding. The successful candidate must be aware of and adhere to confidentiality with respect to data protection and be a strong advocate of safe practices including data protection, health and safety as well as adherence to safeguarding policies and rules. Such a person would be working on the overarching Biblical Christian ethos that drives our lives and practices as believers and disciples of Jesus Christ, as reflected in our Church Constitution.
Conditions of service:
- This is a full-time appointment, with a six months’ probation followed by a 2 year review and annual appraisals.
- The role is for 35 hours per week, including Saturdays and Sundays. Working hours would be spread to reflect the weekly diary.
- The successful candidate would be entitled to a day off within the week in agreement and approval of both Senior Minister and Church Secretary.
- The role requires a monthly written report to the Trustees through the Senior Minister
- Three months’ notice in writing is required from both sides before termination of employment.
- Integrity and accountability form the bedrock of our identity, hence any misdemeanour will be properly addressed according to our disciplinary procedure, but with fair representation.
- This role is opened to those with a proven right to work in the UK – evidence of which must be provided both at the interview and before the commencement of the role.
Administer Sunday morning groups:
- 2020 age 11 – 18,
- Sunday School age 5 – 10
- Facilitate mid-week Youth prayer and bible study groups
- Organise an annual residential weekend for young people 11-18
- Promote and lead groups to external youth events.
- Enable and promote involvement within the church, offering differing expressions of creativity, e.g. drama group in the context of whole church worship.
- Football Academy: Coordinate & supervise Football Academy every Saturday 9 – 11am
- School Assembly/Mentoring: Reach out to local young people including, but not exclusively, working with local Primary and Secondary schools through school assembly, mentoring or support system.
- Messy Church: Establish & develop a sustainable programme for non-church children such as Messy Church with the support of Lead Minister.
- Networking: Reach out to local community groups with the aim of connecting and serving.
- Volunteers – enabling and working closely with volunteers to establish, maintain and sustain effective ministry for long term.
- Maintain clear channels of communication with the Lead Pastor in regard to needs, activities, and/or problems of the Church and to agree on related plans and decisions.
- Provide a monthly written report to the Leadership/Trustees meetings through the Lead Minister. Also present a written report for bi-monthly membership meeting
- Develop strategic plans to reach youth, children and their families in conjunction with the Lead Pastor.
- Participate in church mission and community work — especially the Outreach to the homeless (but without jeopardising football academy on Saturday morning)
- Oversee the Discipleship and Outreach programmes of the Church eg. Baptismal Classes, Youth Bible study & Youth Worship team, Youth Alpha or Christianity Explorer classes etc in conjunction with Lead Pastor
- Lead young people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, raising up a generation of young believers, passionate about living for God and enabling them to reach out into their own communities.
- Mentoring and encouraging young people especially those aged 11-18 to develop their talents and contribute their roles within the wider church, integrating with the congregation and ultimately developing them into active members of the church.