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Children and Families Minister (28 hours per week)

St John’s Church, Waterbeach

St John’s Church, Waterbeach is seeking a Children and Families Minister to be a passionate champion of mission and evangelism in the flourishing and growing community of Waterbeach.

We are a missional church, firmly rooted in the community and committed to sharing the love of Christ beyond our walls. Waterbeach is developing within the existing community and is planned to grow substantially to the north of the village from 2020. If you are passionate about mission, and are creative, energetic and relish working in a team – we want to hear from you!

Key roles:

  • Develop and drive forward a mission strategy for children and families in this growing community
  • Lead, inspire, develop and enable our committed team of volunteers for our established ministry to children
  • Identify and implement creative opportunities to engage families with the good news of Christ
  • Contribute as a key member of the St John’s leadership, to include pastoral care, baptism preparation and speaking at all age services

Salary: £24,000 (0.8 pro rata), 3 year fixed term contract.

Application  by CV to Jennie Brandon, Parish Administrator: jbwaterbeach@gmail.com

For further information and for an informal conversation, please contact the Revd Paul Butler 07903 904599, revpbutler@gmail.com

Closing date 4th March 2019.

This post carries an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010 and is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record with Barring Information check.

Job Description

St John’s Waterbeach

Children and Families Minister

4 days per week (.8), including evening and weekend work

  • Develop our vision that drives forward our mission strategy for children and families in Waterbeach, which is set to grow by 16,000 people over the next ten years
  •  Lead, develop, inspire and enable a committed team of volunteers for           our established ministry to children and families, including growing stay and play preschool  groups and Sunday KidsChurch  
  •  Identify creative opportunities to engage families with the good news of Christ and support them with pastoral care 
  • Develop a strategic plan with the Vicar (and the PCC) to grow the Children and Families’ Ministry both numerically and in Christian maturity
  • Develop effective working relationships with the pre-schools and the primary school in the village                                                                                                                                                     

• Contribute as a key member of the St John’s leadership, to include       pastoral care, baptism preparation and speaking at all age services

Person Specification

St John’s Waterbeach

Children and Families Minister

These are the essential (E) and desirable (D) qualities we are looking for in our Children and Families Minister:

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  1. A demonstrable love for Jesus Christ          E
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  • Experience of creatively communicating the Christian faith         E
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  • Experience of leading a group of children          E
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  • Experience of leading, developing, inspiring and enabling  a team of volunteers          E
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  1. An ability to think strategically, make skilful choices and work within appropriate boundaries           E
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  • Good verbal and written communication skills and confidence in using technology and social media          E
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  • Good self awareness and the ability to reflect           E
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  1. A friendly and warm persona with an ability to work well with a wide diversity of people          E
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  1. An ability to balance team work with an entrepreneurial imagination E
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  1. A commitment to uphold current safeguarding legislation and best practice         E
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  1. An understanding of how to handle confidential and sensitive information          E
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  • Previous experience of setting up and developing new projects        D
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  • Experience of working with school/and or community projects       D 
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  • Qualification and/or training in theology, mission and           evangelism           D