Youth Worker 10 hours per week @ £15/hour

Are you the new part-time youth worker we are looking for to help lead work with young people in our church?

St Matthew’s is an open evangelical Church of England parish church located in Surbiton. We are part of the Tolworth Hook & Surbiton Team Ministry (THiS Team) along with St George’s Tolworth and St Paul’s Hook.

We believe that this role will develop over time. Here are the main priorities that we believe God is calling us to focus upon:

  • Oversee our youth ministry for our young people ages 11-18 while also building links with the 9-11s.
  • Plan & help lead (with the team of volunteers) weekly Pathfinder Sessions each Sunday morning and occasionally spend one Sunday morning session in Explorers.
  • Nurture our young people as they develop and mature in life and in faith.
  • Organise social events and/or prayer sessions creating meaningful relationships with our young people
  • Attend Bible Club at St Matthew’s Primary School and build links there – perhaps taking part in or leading
  • Collective Worship in school and school services in church at the end of each term. Team Rector already lead Collective Worship once a week

Key Skills/Attributes

  • Experience in teaching / leading groups of young people or being a member of a youth group and a willingness to learn the rest including the ability to create and sustain a dynamic and fun environment for young people of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate Biblical truths in a fun, relevant and nurturing way for young people.
  • Committed to the spiritual and emotional development of young people.
  • A self-starter able to work on their own initiative and manage their own workload well.
  • Confident in interacting with parents and carers as well as teachers and volunteers.
  • Flexibility and warmth

10 hours per week, including 2 hours on Sunday mornings and one Sunday afternoon monthly – flexible working patterns to be discussed depending on the candidate, may include some evenings and includes preparation time.

If you would like to find out more about this position then please do call Rev Helen Hancock for an informal chat on 020 8390 3829.

Find out more and apply here.

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