Families and Children's Worker

Full-time £29000-£31000 / year

All Saints Danehill (RH177ER)

Date posted: 24th April 2023
Application ends: 28th April 2023

We seek a person who is passionate about reaching, teaching and growing families & children in their faith. The aim is that as many families & children as possible, come to know and share the love of Christ (our mission).


Main Duties & Responsibilities 1. To champion the families & children's vision (see notes below). 2. To reach out and build relationships with families & children and invite them to events and/or church. 3. To develop, organise and lead both community and church events as per the vision. 4. To enable the teaching and growth of families & children in their faith. 5. To model Christian life for families & children, volunteers, other church members and the community. 6. To coordinate and guide teams of volunteers for Sunday Club, Noah's Ark and other events (as well as recruit and train others when required). To source and share appropriate teaching material and activities for the relevant age groups. 7. To be an active participant in church life. Other Duties & Responsibilities - To guide Christian parents and cater as far as possible for the spiritual, pastoral and social needs of the families & children. To pray regularly and to encourage others to pray for the families & children. - To lead and deliver engaging All Age services, assemblies, Sunday club and activity slots. - To take a lead in developing and maintaining a strategic approach to families & children's work, in consultation with the Vicar and PCC. - To attend prayer meetings, staff meetings and PCC meetings (when required) - To regularly contribute to the parish magazine and website. - To produce marketing materials, then announce, advertise and promote families & children's events. - To proactively manage all pre-event planning including researching, booking and negotiating venues, suppliers and speakers, briefing and organising helpers and volunteers, membership of children, purchasing equipment/supplies/snacks, cleaning, organising catering and snacks, making sure health & safety, legal and insurance obligations are followed, organising first aid support and security and producing risk assessments with actions to mitigate risk. - To manage all post-event matters including monitoring attendance and taking action as required, auditing and replacing equipment/supplies, cleaning, basic book keeping and banking of any entrance fees, liaising with the Treasurer/Vicar ref finances, producing post-event evaluation to enhance future events, paying venues, suppliers and speakers and organising thank yous. - For larger events e.g., Holiday Club, etc. to produce, share and manage a project plan. - To liaise closely with the church Safeguarding Officer with regard to volunteers working with children and to be up to date with current Health & Safety legislation and risk assessments. - To be part of the network of families & children's workers in the Diocese and take part in ongoing training / support initiatives for personal and professional development as agreed with the Vicar. - To work closely with the Families & Youth Worker as required. - To share in the practical and administrative tasks of the church, and to fulfil any other responsibilities or tasks that the Vicar may deem appropriate.

Required skills

Work Experience & Qualifications Ideally experience of: o Reaching, teaching and growing families & children in their faith o Organising and leading families & children's events. o Experience of leading teams of volunteers o Attending, serving and teaching in the Church of England. o Using Microsoft Office, text, the internet and social media. o Educated to A Level or Degree (or equivalents). Knowledge & Understanding A good understanding of: o The Bible and Christian faith which is expressed in their daily walk with Christ. o Child Protection and Safeguarding. o Health and Safety. o The needs and issues affecting families & children today. Skills & Abilities Able to demonstrate good skills and ability in: o Verbal and written communication (social & people skills) o Sharing knowledge and understanding of the love of Christ. o Organisation and administration. o Pastoral care o Working both independently and as part of a team. Attitude Sympathetic to the ministry, mission and style of the Church of England and All Saints Church Danehill Someone with an attractive Christian faith which shapes your everyday life A heart for evangelism and bringing families & children to faith and further discipleship. A servant hearted leader with a love for God and respect for others. A strong desire for continuous improvement both personally and professionally.


Essential Requirements/Notes The post holder must be a committed Christian in the Anglican tradition or another member denomination of Churches Together in England. This is a genuine occupation requirement (Equality Act 2010). We can only consider applicants who are already resident and permitted to work in the United Kingdom and for the entire duration of employment. We require a satisfactory DBS 'Enhanced' clearance for the entire duration of the employment.