The parish of Christchurch in Dorset is looking for a committed, experienced and motivated person to be our first Children and Families Worker.
We are seeking a committed Christian to work in our existing team and liaise with schools and other churches in Christchurch to find new ways of connecting with children and their families in order to bring the Gospel to them, support them socially, and engage them in either the existing children’s ministry at the Priory Church (which has scope for development) or by pioneering new provision at St George’s.
We are looking for: someone with previous experience of working with children and families; a team leader who is also a team player; a ‘self-starter’ with a flexible outlook and plenty of initiative; who is able to engage with others with sincerity, humility and humour; and who has a heart for evangelism in working with children and their families. S/he has good communication and organisational skills, can rise to the challenge of a diverse workload, and can work well under pressure.
Hours: Full-time, i.e. 37 hours per week
Salary: £22,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience)
Interviews: 27 March 2017
Start date: 1 September 2017
There is a genuine occupational requirement that post holders are practicing Christians. An enhanced DBS check will be required. Housing may be available.
We hope you sense our excitement at this new post and what we believe God is calling us to do together. For further details, including Role Description, Terms and Conditions etc., please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For a conversation about the post, please call Canon Charles Stewart on 01202 800888.