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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.


Children’s and Family Worker (part time) – St Mary’s Church, Luton

An exciting opportunity to build on and develop the children’s and family work in a multicultural, charismatic evangelical, Anglican church in the heart of Luton.

  • Do you have a heart to see children grow in their love of Jesus?
  • Are you enthusiastic and energetic?
  • Would you enjoy developing children’s work in a super-diverse town?

We are looking for a children’s and family worker to join our staff team. We are a church of many nations, loving God, loving Luton and following Christ. Our vision is for a community who love and follow Jesus in which young people are part and belong.

This is a part-time role for a maximum of 22.5 hours per week (by negotiation) including Sundays and some evenings. A term time only contract would be considered. Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 per annum (pro rata) based on experience.  Full details can be found on the parish website.

Closing date for applications: 22 June.  

Youth / Young Adults’ Minister – Christ Church, Bedford

Passionate evangelical Youth Minister sought. Exciting opportunity to reach out to the youth in our community.  Christ Church is a lively evangelical Anglican church with 250 worshippers across three services and a previously thriving youth ministry. Challenged by Lockdown, we are looking for someone to help reboot our youth ministry.

Your role:

  • Reshape and rejuvenate our youth ministry
  • Bring faith to the unchurched and nurture the faith of youth/young adults in our church community
  • Conduct some services and attend regular meetings
  • Support outreach events, re-establish links with local schools and the university
  • Inspire, encourage, and equip the volunteer team.

Important information:

  • Full-time: 40 hours a week.
  • Salary: generous package including travel and work expenses.
  • This role requires an Enhanced DBS and has an occupational requirement to be filled by a committed Christian, active in church life. Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies.

You can download the job description, person specification and application form from the parish website.

Closing date for applications: 29 May. Interview date: 12 June.

Part-time Children and Families’ Minister – St Andrew’s Church, Bedford
St Andrew’s wishes to appoint a Children and Families’ Minister to cover maternity leave. The successful applicant will build on our existing work with children and families, working with established teams to develop discipleship and faith through a range of activities including Children’s Sunday Groups, All Age Worship and a Toddler Group. Applications are encouraged from both experienced and inexperienced candidates, with training available.

20 hours per week. Salary £12,000 – £14,000 per annum depending on experience. You can download the job description, person specification and application form from the parish website.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 June.  Interview date: Wednesday 8 June.

Children, Youth and Schools Leader – St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Cranfield

An exciting opportunity to shape our vision for children and youth ministry as we enter a new phase.

This is a full time post (38 hours) to include Sunday, and one full rest day a week. The contract is for three years (with a view to make it permanent dependent upon funding). Salary £23,000 – £30,000 depending on experience. Applications are encouraged from both experienced and inexperienced candidates with training funds available.

Download the job description here, and view the parish website. For an application form or an informal conversation email the Revd Isaac Pain.

Youth Worker (maternity leave cover) – St Paul’s Church, Letchworth

This part-time role is to cover maternity leave and full details can be found on the parish website.


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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