St Nick's Church (EC4V 4BJ)
Date posted: 21st August 2023
Application ends: 8th September 2023
St Nick's is a young Anglican evangelical church in the heart of the City of London. We're small, but we've got a big and exciting ministry! We're looking for someone to join our team to provide admin support and to lead our growing children's work.
St Nick's is a young Anglican evangelical church in the heart of the City of London. We're small, but we've got a big and exciting ministry! We exist to know Jesus and to make him known in the City, and seek to reach the 500,000 workers on our doorstep with the gospel. We launched our Sunday morning service with 20 people in 2016 and have grown to over 100 adults and 15 children in the last 7 years. We are working towards launching a new Sunday evening service in September 2024! We are passionate about training and growing our church family in Christian maturity and so we run weekly Small Group Bible studies, three weekends away a year, evangelistic events, a Word Ministry Training programme, Christianity Explored courses, a women's Bible study group and one-to-one Bible studies. There's a lot going on! Midweek, we run four lunchtime ministries across central London; the London Bridge Talks, Fleet Street Talks, Victoria Talks and St Nick's Talks, which have been running for between 18 months and 26 years! Christians are encouraged to join us each week: to stand with the gospel, to bring colleagues to hear the gospel, to grow as the Bible is taught, and to be equipped and encouraged to speak the gospel in their offices and beyond. We are looking for someone to join our team to provide administrative support across the different ministry areas and to take on overall responsibility for the discipleship of children in our Sunday church family. This role would preferably be filled by one full-time person, but the different roles could be split into two part-time positions if required. We'd love for the post-holder to join our Sunday church family. Administration The Administrator will assist the Church Manager in making ministry happen: - Produce service sheets for lunchtime talks and Sunday services - Prepare song slides and live stream setup for Sunday services - Assist in coordinating evangelistic events, weekends away and carol services - Maintain ChurchSuite contacts database and church diary - Communicate with newcomers and respond to general email enquiries - Schedule weekly MailChimp emails to regular contacts - Maintain and update WordPress websites - Edit and upload sermon recordings using Adobe software - Assist in producing printed and digital publicity - Schedule regular social media posts - Order office supplies and study resources - Fulfil Church of England admin responsibilities - Publish the monthly prayer diary - Analyse current practices and suggest improvements Children's Work The Children's Worker will have overall responsibility for children's groups on Sundays: - Liaise with the Associate Minister to put together a teaching programme - Prepare Bible stories and associated craft activities for Crèche and Sunday School - Teach the Bible faithfully and support the training of volunteers in leading Bible stories - Plan other organised fun play activities for Sunday School - Procure all resources necessary - Send a full plan and all resources to the children's group leaders at least five days in advance - Coordinate safe recruitment of new children's work volunteers, including DBS checks - Work with the Safeguarding Committee to update safeguarding policies and risk assessments annually - Ensure safeguarding policies and risk assessments are adhered to by volunteers - Put together half-termly children's work rotas and manage communication with volunteers - Serve on the rota one Sunday per month until the new evening service is launched - Work with the Associate Minister to plan and deliver annual training sessions for volunteer leaders - Pray for the children and families in church - Support parents in the discipleship of their children - Organise and lead a full teaching and activity programme for children's groups on church weekends away - In all settings the Children's Worker may be required to assist with toileting children, either by taking them to the bathroom or changing nappies when necessary.
Skills & attributes: - Minimum of two years of previous employment - Office or administrative experience - Organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks - Problem solving skills and ability to use initiative - Attention to detail - Ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team - Fluent in written and spoken English - Computer literacy and ability to learn new skills - Experience of working with children in a Christian context and a heart for children's ministry - Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, children, young people and parents - Ability to teach the Bible in an engaging way to all ages - Ability to create an encouraging and focussed environment for children - Understanding and sensitivity towards children Christian character: - A love of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit - A growing knowledge of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and obedience to His word - Godliness in line with the Bible: adorning the gospel in godly conduct, being gentle and showing perfect courtesy to all people and zealous for good works (Titus 2-3) - A heart for the mission of St Nick's Church and lunchtime ministries It is important that the post holder is able to represent the mission and values of St Nick's in all aspects of the role and there is therefore an occupational requirement to be a committed Christian, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010. Conditional offers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Salary: From £25,000 (dependent on experience) Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 8th September. Shortlisted candidates will be sent an application form to be returned by midnight on Sunday 17th September. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 25th September. The successful candidate should aim to start on Monday 16th October.