Head of Music and Worship Ministries

Main objective

To lead and encourage the congregations and our other groups to worship God and encourage each other by the use of music, played to a professional standard.

The role

  • Oversee the worship on Sundays and any other ‘all church’ midweek meetings, paying particular attention to the words to be sung.
  • Lead the worship regularly at services and events and ensure that there is always a leader assigned to every service.
  • Within the staff team, to take responsibility for our worship together.
  • Oversee and collaborate with any other members of staff or volunteers to produce a healthy range of contemporary and more traditional music on Sunday mornings and other relevant occasions, which may include writing parts for individual instruments e.g. cello, violin, clarinet.
  • Continue to develop the contemporary feel of the evening service, The Gathering.
  • Discover and arrange suitable new music for us to use, with an active encouragement in composing and/or recording new material.
  • Recruit, train, develop and deploy musicians and worship leaders from within the congregations.
  • Construct the rotas for music team. Our platform is Planning Center.
  • Ensure our CCLI Licence is completed each year.
  • Host team meetings for the musicians to encourage a shared vision and develop their gifts.
  • Participate in service planning meetings, draw up agreed service orders and communicate the outcomes to worship leader assigned to service.
  • Oversee the care and maintenance of musical equipment in the church and centres, including stage and sound set-up for Sundays.
  • Work with the children’s department and other musicians to oversee provision for Promiseland (5-11s) and its subgroups.
  • Work with the youth department and other musicians to oversee provision for their groups, and develop the Youth Band. This includes supporting weekends away and training events.
  • Under the Children’s Minister, work with the church school, to support the weekly assemblies, and the occasional services they hold at St James.
  • Management of any music and production staff and volunteers. We are currently recruiting a part time Production Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by the line manager.

This description assumes the post holder is a mature evangelical Christian with replicable habits of maturity and is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement to that effect. See the Church of England Evangelical Council’s Basis of Faith: www.ceec.info/basis-of-faith.html

The successful candidate will have experience as a worship leader, ideally in a larger church, with an ability to lead from several instruments, preferably including guitar and piano/keyboards, to a high standard in a solo and band setting, and to sing. S/he will have a wide appreciation for musical styles in worship, including contemporary and more traditional.


United Kingdom

£21000.00 to £24000.00
Full Time
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