Schools/Community development worker

Christ Church, Tintwistle serves a small village on the edge of Greater Manchester and The Peak District. It’s ambition is to “Grow Jesus’ Kingdom Together”. The local church has excellent links with the village C of E Primary School, and has a desire to invest in the children and families of the community, through our partnership with the school.

In light of this we are looking to appoint a Schools/Community development worker to manage and develop clubs and activities to engage the children and families of Tintwistle (C of E) School with the Christian faith, and help to develop a bridge between the church and the wider community .

This might include…

  • Taking part in ‘Open the Book’.
  • Establishing (with volunteers) a weekly School Christian lunchtime club.
  • Helping the Children lead a termly service at the school, to invite families to.
  • Work with volunteers to develop a Holiday club (twice a year).
  • Developing ways to connect with families and offer pastoral support.

 

We can offer you...

  • An initial 12 month contract for 283 hours per annum (6 hours per week for 42 weeks, plus 31 hours holiday pay).
  • Hourly rate of £10.
  • Flexible working pattern.
  • The prayer and support of volunteers and both village churches.

 

You will have....

  • A personal Christian Faith.
  • Experience of working with children in both a church and school setting.
  • The skills to convey the Christian faith clearly and creatively, including sharing scripture, prayer and pastoral care.
  • The ability to relate to a range of people and situations.
  • Ability to lead & encourage a team of volunteers.

 

INTERESTED?

For further information and an application pack, please contact:

Bruce Perrin (Vicar) on 07954300933 or E: rev.bruce.perrin@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9th September 2018

For interview  on: Tuesday 25th Sept 2018            

 

An Enhanced CRB Disclosure will be required for the post-holder.

An Occupational Requirement exists for the post Holder to be a Practicing Christian in accordance with the equlity act of 2010

 

Job Description

 

Accountable to – Christ Church Tintwistle Parochial Church Council

Reports to – The Priest-in-Charge Christ Church, Tintwistle

Salary – £10 per hour  

Hours of work – Part time – 283 hours per annum. This equates to 6 hours per week over 42 weeks. (Term time plus two school holiday weeks) and 31 hours holiday pay.  Flexibility in work hours will be required due to the nature of this post. Holidays normally to be taken out of term time. There will be a three month probationary period.

Location – Tintwistle (C of E) Primary School and Home.

Start date – by agreement with candidate, but between 1/11/18 or 1/1/19 

Overall purpose of the post:

To manage and develop clubs and activities to engage the children & families of Tintwistle (C of E) school with the Christian faith. To develop a bridge between the church and the wider community

 

Principal duties:

  • To strengthen links between our church and school community.
  • To plan & Co-ordinate weekly lunchtime club.
  • To be part of the ‘Open the book team’ .
  • To work with the school to develop a termly service at the school, to invite the families to.
  • To work with volunteers to develop a schools holiday club (twice a year).
  • To help with school RE days.
  • To develop ways to connect with parents/families and offer pastoral support.
  • To review and pray regularly with the line manager.
  • To follow Church & Schools policies and procedures, particularly safeguarding and health and safety.
  • To undertake training as required.
  • Such other tasks as the Management Committee may from time to time require.

Personal Specification

Essential

These experiences, skills and qualities are essential requirements of the post:

 

  • A Personal Christian faith
  •  Experience of working with (primary age) children in both a church and school setting. Including the preparation of lesson/ session plans.
  • Skills to convey the Christian faith clearly and creatively, including sharing scripture, prayer and pastoral care.
  • ·Ability to lead/manage/encourage a team of volunteers
  • Ability to relate to a range of people and situations
  • Ability to motivate others and self
  • Ability to liaise with school and church leaders
  • Administrative and organisational skills
  • High degree of enthusiasm, honesty and reliability
  • An Occupational Requirement exists for the post-holder to be a practicing Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

Desirable

  •  IT skills
  • Experience in leading worship services
  • Listening skills
  • Experience in developing missional communities/fresh expressions of church.


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