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Employing a Youth, Children’s and Families Worker

We recognise PCCs role as the legal entity for the parish and therefore liaising on issues of recruitment, selection, retention and development are a key part of employing workers. We are able to assist parishes in the employment and management of their Youth, Children’s or Families Worker, from helping to shortlist or interview candidates, through to guidance on terms of employment and how best to support your worker in their role. If you are considering an appointment do please get in touch with us.

We would also like to recommend the book Employing Youth and Children’s Workers: a guide for churches which has key information of the processes involved.

Diocesan support for workers

There are a number of paid Youth, Children’s and Families Workers or ministers employed in our diocese, and we realise their roles are varied, according to the parish or organisation. We run various ad hoc training sessions and occasional networking events, so please get in touch with us if you’re a paid Youth, Children’s or Families worker.


Youth Ministry Trainee Scheme – St Mark’s Church, Colney Heath

Are you exploring a calling to work with young people, the church and the community? The vision of St Mark’s is to see every young person in our community experience a life-transforming encounter with Jesus. Would you like to join our leadership team as we explore what youth work looks like in this season?

The Youth Ministry trainee will:

  • Join St Mark’s Church for an initial period of training and exploration, with the view to progressing towards an accredited youth work qualification.
  • Work alongside young people at St Mark’s throughout that initial period, encouraging them in their lives, faith and involvement in the worshipping life of the church.
  • Receive regular supervision from the leadership team as you develop your own creative ideas and vision for young people.
  • Benefit from experience and collaboration with local youth charities such as 267 and Step.

Working hours: 35 hours p/w   Salary: £20k

Closing date: Sunday 31 October.  Interview date: Saturday 6 November.  Start date: January 2022

Download the Youth Ministry Trainee Scheme Information Sheet

Download the Application Form

Visit the parish website

Youth Minister – Christ Church, Chorleywood

Do you have a passion for seeing young people come to Christ, step forward in discipleship and share their faith?
Are you able to inspire a gifted team of youth leaders?
Do you have the energy and creativity to work strategically?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Salary £22-29K, (full time) plus housing allowance (negotiable)

Closing date: Sunday 31 October. Interview date: Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 November 2021

Download the Job Description and Application Form

Visit the parish website

Project Manager – REach, Bridge Builders Christian Trust
We are looking to appoint a manager for the REach project which is a three-year project involving writing, recording and editing online Journeys for primary school years. This project is based at the Bridge Builders Resource Centre in Stevenage and the post is subject to an enhanced criminal disclosure check.

Conditions: Contract: Three year fixed term contract
Salary: £5,225 p.a. payable monthly Notice Period: 3 months
Hours per week: 11 (Term time only for 38 weeks a year. 3 hours on Tuesdays at the Bridge Builders office with a further 8 hours on days to be agreed)
Holidays: In line with Hertfordshire school term dates

Bridge Builders Christian Trust is established on Christian principles, and an applicant must have an active Christian faith. The nature of the role makes this an occupational requirement (The Equality Acts 2010).

Closing date for applications: Thursday 16 December and interviews will take place in January 2022.

Visit the Bridge Builders Christian Trust website for full details on the vacancy, job specification and to download the application form.

If you’re looking for a job as a Youth, Children’s or Families Worker it’s worth checking out the Going for Growth and Premier Jobsearch websites.

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