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St Peter's West Blatchington

Part-Time Families Worker

We are looking to employ a Families worker

Part time and term time only - 18 hours per week (plus 5 days in school holidays)

Salary of £12 per hour

Position: Part-Time Families Worker (18 hours per week)
Reporting to: The Rector of St Peter’s Church West Blatchington
Responsible for: Children’s worship at St Peter’s for ages 0-13
Local Context and Job Function
St Peter’s is a warm and friendly church situated between the sea and the south downs off the A27. There has been a house of prayer on our site since Saxon times. Worship at St Peter’s draws on both the Catholic and reformed traditions of the Church of England with the aim of making Jesus known and to meet the spiritual needs of the community. We welcome people of all ages and communities to join us.

Working closely with the Rector, to lead, equip and inspire the children and young people aged 0-13 of St Peter’s and the local community, helping them to deepen and expand their worship whilst providing educational and social activities.

Key Objectives

To encourage children and families to know Jesus, love Jesus and follow Jesus and grow as disciples in their worship and witness.

To build and develop our work and worship with children and families

To work with children beyond Sunday

To support those families struggling in our parish

Engaging with forthcoming Toad’s Hole Valley Development

Main Duties
To proactively market the children’s provision at St Peter’s West Blatchington

To act as a point of coordination for children’s work in the church

To build relationships with parents and families in the congregation, especially those who are new to the Church.

To increase the number and range of events and activities for our children (such as lego club, toddler group and holiday clubs).

To be the main leader at Sunday School, Messy Church and Puppets club.

To work with the Church’s safeguarding officer to ensure compliance with our policy.

To recruit and support volunteers to work with the children in the various clubs.

Person Specification
Committed Christian, with an understanding of the ethos of the Church of England

Passionate about working with children and their families

Excellent organisational skills, together with creativity and flexibility

Good ability to network and build positive relationships with children & adults

Experience of work (paid or voluntary) with children

Self-motivated, with ability to work on own with minimum supervision, and also part of a team

Ability to recruit, train & supervise volunteers

Understanding of issues regarding safeguarding

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the holder of this post be a Christian.The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please email a completed application form (see below), CV and covering letter to Father Daniel Smith db.smith@alumni.oxon.net

Or post to:

Father Daniel Smith

The Rectory

23 Windmill Close



Closing date: 31st August 2019

Interviews: September/October 2019