Parish Worker (Children, Youth & Families)

Full-time £24000 / year

Stirling North Parish Church (FK7 7QW)

Date posted: 7th June 2022
Application ends: 5th September 2022

Stirling North Parish Church is looking to appoint an experienced Parish Worker to build on our successful Messy Church activities; to support our Christian families and to reach out to non-Christian families. (Part-time can be considered).


Responsibilities will include - Get to know children, young people & families who are already actively involved in our congregation and to develop relationships with volunteers involved in Kidzone, Teenzone & Messy Church. - Help (and eventually coordinate) planning of Messy Church and associated community events (Christingle, Messy Pancakes etc.) - Together with the minister, to plan and lead all age worship - Together with the minister to plan, prepare and deliver school assemblies - Begin to better integrate teens in the life and service of the congregation through music, drama, opportunities to work with children - To investigate and begin planning some of the following: - Toddlers group - SU Group at Braehead Primary - After school club / breakfast club - Youth Group

Required skills

The successful candidate must be - able to initiate and build relationships with children, young people and adults; - proactive, able to work autonomously and equally able to seek support as required; - resilient, creative and innovative; - able to take theories and ideas and apply them in practice; - experienced in, and/or with an understanding of, working in a Scottish Educational context; - committed and enthusiastic about being part of the worshipping life of the church; - a motivator, someone who can get alongside teams of volunteers and inspire, encourage and equip them; - an excellent communicator one to one, small group, large group settings; - able to express biblical truths clearly in a manner appropriate for the context; - have a good understanding of IT and social media and its safe use, and; - strongly called to this ministry.


Terms and Conditions - Salary is based on a full time time salary of £24000 per annum - Normal hours of work will be 37.5 hours (FTE) per week (this includes attending or taking an active part in worship on Sundays). The nature of the work calls for a degree of flexibility, thus hours of work, which are as agreed with the minister, may vary from day to day and will involve evening and weekend work. - There will be a 12 week Probationary period - There is an occupational requirement for the holder of the post to be a committed Christian (Equality Act 2010). See attached Scripture Union Basis of Faith. - In view of the nature of the post, membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Schemes (PVG) is required. - Travel expenses by public transport or by use of own car at rates as agreed by your Employer and reviewed annually. - Pension – this position is pensionable