Diocese of Portsmouth

    Youth, Children & Families Minister

    Children and Youth
    St Mary’s Church Church Lane Portchester Fareham PO16 9QW
    023 9237 5422
    30 Jun 2022, noon

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    St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester, invites applications for the part-time post (20 hours per week) of a Youth, Children and Families Minister.

    • Salary: £12 per hour (@ 20 hours per week = £12,480 annual) paid monthly in arrears and subject to tax, NI, and pension deductions.
    • Travel Expenses: 45p per mile
    • Holiday: 28 days per annum including public and bank holidays (pro rata for the remaining part of 2022)
    • Pension: St Mary’s PCC operates a pension scheme: NEST. The employee statutory rate is 4%; employer 3% and the Government 1%.

    St Mary’s has a growing youth ministry and is attracting more younger people and families. However, given the size of the parish (15,000) we still have a relatively small proportion of children and young people connected to the church, in common with most other churches.

    We have an excellent team of volunteers who take responsibility for much of the work. The paid worker would not replace them but be a team leader with them.

    There are many areas offering potential for development and opportunities for mission and pastoral care. However, we feel that for the ministry to grow, we need a part-time paid worker.

    The role may grow (and we hope it does) to require more than 20 hours per week, or perhaps more than one person! It is also hoped that the role could extend beyond 2 years. It is also possible that ‘youth, children and families’ might be too big a remit for one person, and there is potential for splitting these roles in the future.

    To get a flavour of our church visit St Mary’s Church website.

    It is an occupational requirement for the person appointed to be a professing and practicing Christian, (able to pray with people) lay or ordained, and a communicant member of the Church of England or in sympathy with it.

    • If your usual place of worship is not St Mary’s Portchester, to enable you to undertake your role you are required to attend St Mary’s church at least once a month.
    • Enhanced DBS and references will be required.
    • If you are interested in applying for the role, please send a letter of application with a CV and the names of two references who can attest to your experience in working with young people, children and/or families.
    • Applications to be in by Thursday 30th June.
    • Interviews will be held during July.
    • The starting date is Thursday 1st September and there will be a special commissioning by the Bishop at our 10:30am service on Sunday 18th September.

    Application or informal enquiries to: Rev Ian Meredith: email, 023 9237 5422.

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