Children’s Worker Post

  • Do you ever wonder if there’s a more radical and different way in which we could deliver Christian children’s work.
  • Are you passionate about seeing children and their families having a deep rooted faith in Jesus and who are integral parts of the wider church family?
  • Have you a heart to see children connect with the local church?
  • Are you generous with praise and always on the lookout for the positive in a situation?

Then we’d love to hear from you!

The Parish of St Anne’s, Worksop in Southwell and Nottingham Diocese seeks a highly motivated and creative person to take on a new challenge within a diverse and varied community. This will mainly be a church based post with scope to look at new ways of engaging children and their families in the context of various suburban housing estates within this market town.

St Anne’s is hoping to make a significant step change in our children’s work over the next year. Our local community has many busy working families and the successful applicant will be encouraged to consider and implement, alongside others, a new and exciting step change in the way we currently undertake children’s works. We hope that by thinking differently about the things we do for children, and for families, we will be able to encourage both established and new families in our local community to develop patterns of worship that fit with modern life at times and days to suit those we serve. We currently offer the traditional children’s Sunday groups, which run alongside the main services, a Messy Church service at various times during the year and since September we have a newly established baby and toddler group, which has proved very popular. We have good links with our local  primary school, a church school, with a good and growing connection to the worshipping community. There is currently a small, but dedicated, team of helpers and the post holder will be expected to develop the team that will work alongside them as well as identifying and releasing others into their own new ministries with children.

The post will be 20 hours per week, to include Thursday mornings, Sunday worship services and other days to be confirmed through negotiation with the vicar and some flexibility around evening work as the role develops, for an initial 3 year period and with a view to a possible extension after this initial period. Starting salary £10400pa.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

This post carries a genuine occupational requirement for a practicing Christian.

For further information, a full job specification, terms and conditions and an application form, in the first instance please contact the vicar, Dave Gough on 01909 570434 or by email stannesvicar@hotmail.com. Further information about the church can be found here on the website www.st-annes-worksop.co.uk and our facebook page @StAnnesChurchWorksop

Closing date: 15th February 2019                

Interview Date: 27th February 2019