We want to add to our happy, collaborative and committed staff team and are seeking to appoint a Children and Families Minister.

St Thomas with St Stephen’s is a lively Anglican church in a vibrant area of southwest London, serving Streatham Hill, Clapham Park and Balham. We are a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and our church reflects the population of the local area. Previously formed by two churches the parish is now based at St Thomas’ and the St Stephen’s site has been sold.

The overall vision for Children and Families’ Ministry is

  • To be warmly welcoming and supportive of children and families.
  • For children and families of all ages, life stages and backgrounds to meet with God, grow in a living and vibrant faith and share their faith with those in the community around them.

The purpose of the role is to lead and resource our work amongst children aged 0-10 and their families – within the church and the community, including, where possible, the local schools.

Reports to: Vicar

Liaises with: St Thomas with St Stephen (STwSS) staff and volunteers

Base: Parish Office, St Thomas’, Telford Avenue, SW2 4XW

Working hours: 37.5 hours a week. Weekly working patterns to be agreed, but to include Wednesday mornings in term time and Sundays. There is the possibility of reduced hours, but a minimum of 30 hours per week is required.

Renumeration: A salary of £24-29k per annum will be payable, dependent upon experience, with accommodation provided for a generously subsidised rent of £500pm. If you do not require accommodation a higher salary will be provided.

Holidays: 5 weeks (25 days) including up to 6 Sundays, plus Bank Holidays (excluding Good Friday & Christmas Day when required which can be taken as “time off in lieu”)

Training: There will be the opportunity for the right candidate to engage with formal training in the Diocese of Southwark in the areas of Children and Families’ Ministry, Pioneer Ministry as well as Theological Education.

How to apply for this post:

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please do get in touch with our vicar, Sue Cooke, on [email protected] to arrange a time to chat or to visit the church

To apply for the role please complete the Confidential Declaration (online below) and send the Application Form (online below) to Rev Sue Cooke ([email protected]) by Monday 29th April 2024.

Interviews will be held on May 12th and 13th.

Start date – Summer 2024

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