Youth Work Coordinator
WBC is seeking to employ an individual to help shape and develop its youth ministry. The role will be primarily centred around young people within our congregation, though we are also seeking to reach the wider Wallingford community. With oversight from the Senior Pastor and supported by a team of volunteers, the Youth Work Coordinator will lead a varied weekly programme of activities that engage our young people in church life, fostering an environment in which they can grow and mature in their faith. The successful candidate will have a passion for youth work and be open to discern and shape a vision for this ministry in accordance with Biblical principles.
Role and Responsibilities
The Youth Work Coordinator will be primarily responsible for leading:
- “ROC”, a youth group which meets on Friday evenings
- Youth Life Group, which meets on Sunday nights
- Facilitating the integration of youth in our Sunday services
- Liaison with local schools
- Ad hoc trips and activities throughout the year
Our youth programme receives practical support from our congregation and so you will need to be comfortable in leading activities and coordinating a team of volunteers, both in person and online.
The role will require a commitment of 18.5 hours/week, including Friday and Sunday evenings during term time. Weekly working hours are likely to vary throughout the year; arrangements have the potential to be flexible and will form part of the interview discussion.
Our Ideal Candidate
You will have:
- an active, mature Christian faith and a passion for sharing the Gospel with our young people through teaching, discipleship and fun activities
- a natural ability to inspire, support and relate to youth
- an encouraging, facilitating leadership style, making the most of the skills and time that volunteers have to offer
- administrative and IT skills, including Microsoft Office, social media platforms and video conferencing software (we use Zoom), to ensure the activities for which you are responsible are well-coordinated, documented and safe
Your prior experience of participation in a church environment will help you to understand the particular opportunities this role presents.
We are able to offer compensation at £10.63 per hour (plus expenses), a friendly and supportive team around you, training & professional development opportunities and a degree of flexibility around working hours.
Students or recent graduates of a recognised Christian youth ministry training programme are particularly welcome to apply. The church may be able to offer support towards housing accommodation for such individuals.
Wallingford Baptist Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all members, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and other relevant employment verification.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate proof of their right to work in the United Kingdom.
For an informal discussion or more information about the role please contact Rev Simon Hudson on 07990 835246. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. Interviews would be scheduled at mutually convenient time, with the successful candidate potentially commencing the role from autumn 2020.