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Church and Community Chaplain, Part-time

Location: Winchester, Eastleigh and Romsey Methodist Circuit. Location: Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church

Deadline: 12-04-2024

Are you looking for a new role, serving and caring for others? As part of our developing strategy we are looking to appoint a Church and Community Chaplain who will focus on discipleship, chaplaincy and evangelism.

The role involves working collaboratively in partnership with the Minister and staff team, and with the Leadership and Action Teams of the Church.
You will have strong listening and inter-personal skills, that enable you to develop a chaplaincy service as an intentional Christian presence for groups and individuals using the church and its café.

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the appointee with attendance at both Foundation and Advanced Modules of the Creating Safer Space courses.

For more information, please visit: https://www.wermethodistcircuit.org.uk/current-vacancies/cfmc-community-chaplain.html


Location: HinkleyPoint C Construction Site, Bridgwater, Somerset

Deadline: 15-04-2024

Full time, fixed term for 5 years. £41,050 per annum
Join a successful and expanding Chaplaincy team in a distinctive and front-line environment, serving over 10,000 workers.

You will offer spiritual and pastoral care and articulate a contemporary vision for faith and spirituality within a rapidly growing community on what is the largest construction site in Europe.

Applications are open to lay or ordained candidates. A Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) exists that the postholder is a practising Christian in good standing with a denomination recognised by Churches Together in England. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/-vacancies/

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2024
Interviews: Thursday 9 May 2024

 Leading Elder

Location: Ackworth Community Church – Ackworth, Near Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Deadline: 19-04-2024

We are looking to appoint an experienced person to work with the existing leadership team as LEADING ELDER to help to lead us into the next phase of growth and development as a church.
Salary: £26,000 per annum (including pension)

The role is 37.5 hours per week, including Sundays. Due to the nature of the role, flexibility will be required. Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview May 2024 / to speak in church June 2024

Start date: Autumn 2024

If this exciting opportunity interests you, please get in touch with Ashley Guest: 01977 649320

e-mail: guest.ashley@googlemail.com. to request the information pack and application form.

Senior Leader

Location: River Of Life Community Church, Haverhill CB9 0JB

Deadline: 17-05-2024

River of Life is a Bible based charismatic church with a community focus based in the heart of one of the estates in Haverhill, a town with an expanding population and diverse community.

This is an exciting and strategic opportunity for someone who longs to see people find faith in Jesus, who loves helping others in their discipleship journey and who would relish developing the opportunities that our context provides.
If you sense that God may be calling you to lead us we would love to hear from you!
River of Life is part of the Pioneer Network and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

For more information, pleae contact: admin@rolcc.org.uk

Pastor/Leader (bi-vocational)

Location: Harbour Church, Whitstable, Kent

Deadline: 24-05-2024

The Harbour Church Whitstable is located in the heart of this vibrant coastal town in NE Kent. We are a small community of people committed to Christ. We are looking for a bi-vocational church Pastor/Leader who has a clear calling and passionate heart for the Gospel, who demonstrates personal discipleship and spiritual fruitfulness, and who is willing to serve the Lord Jesus Christ lovingly and sacrificially.
If that is you, we would love to hear from you.

This post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the candidate is a committed evangelical Christian because it is an active role within an Evangelical Christian Church. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, part 1 of Schedule 9.

For more information, please visit: http://www.thcw.org.uk/vacancies.htm

 Church Leader

Location: The Bridge Church, Hayling Island

Deadline: 30-06-2024

Having started the church in our home, we, the leaders want to pass the baton on to someone with a calling, vision and passion for leading a new generation who will benefit from the strong foundations we’ve laid, but with the opportunity to do something completely new. Someone (or a couple) who are reasonably mature in their faith, are personable, friendly and outward looking with a passion for Jesus, God and his word, gifted in evangelism would be ideally suited…. a love of water sports isn’t essential, but we are situated on the South Coast! If this describes you, we’d love to meet you, since talking details face to face is always the best.

For more information, please email: ml.dennison@btopenworld.com

 Job title: Assistant Pastor for Fellowship

Location: Cowplain Evangelical Church, Cowplain, PO8 8XA

Deadline: 01-09-2024

Cowplain Evangelical Church is a thriving, growing independent church part of the FIEC. You will have a heart for people and a desire to see lives changed by the Gospel. You will be working with volunteers as well as alongside our Senior Pastor and Eldership team. We offer a generous salary package and moving expenses.

Building up the adult fellowship, connection and care at CEC.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Overseeing and developing small groups, helping people grow spiritually, providing training for group leaders.
2. Developing the pastoral care and Care Team, and supporting all adults, particularly those more senior in age.
3. Establish intentional pathways to integrate people into the CEC family and expand meaningful fellowship times for the church family.

For more information, contact: hr@cowplainchurch.co.uk

Children and families

Children, Youth, and Family Workers

Location: Penwith Deanery, Diocese of Truro

Deadline: 19-04-2024

Penwith Deanery is looking to employ a small team of talented Youth, Children and Young Families Workers who will work together across our deanery to grow the work amongst this demographic in our parishes. Through these workers we will hope to see a dramatic increase in the number of contacts between our churches and the children and young people in our communities. Whilst this may not be on a Sunday or as part of traditional church, we hope and pray that it will result in a serious and sustained engagement with faith by many of those with whom we make a connection.

For more information, please visit: https://trurodiocese.org.uk/vacancies/youth-children-and-young-families-workers/

 Ministry Assistants (Youth and/or Kids)

Location: Chanctonbury Church, West Sussex

Deadline: 30-04-2024

We are looking for two Children and/or Youth Ministry Assistants to start in September 2024 for a year to experience the breadth of church life and ministry. They will support the Head of Kids, and Youth Pastor in Sunday groups, school ministry, discipleship and other outreach and pastoral roles.

This role comes with a living allowance, accommodation, and further training and leadership opportunities to explore and develop the gifts God has placed in you.
Chanctonbury Church is a multigenerational rural church community in the heart of Sussex with people hungry to see God moving in our midst and that is excited to equip and grow the next generation of the church. For a job description and church profile see www.queenedithchapel.org

To find out more and apply, please visit: https://chanctonbury.org.uk/recruitment/

 Job title: Children & Families Minister

Location: St Edyth’s Church: Bristol

Deadline: 31-07-2024

We’re looking for someone with a pioneering spirit, pastoral gifts, and an evangelistic heart. who loves telling stories of Jesus to children of all ages, and who shares our vision to be full of infectious joy as the family of God.

We’re set in the heart of a lively community with a good relationship with the primary school next door and plenty of other missional opportunities to explore, including a very established breakfast club during school holidays, and other ideas to develop our connections with children, youth, and families.

Our top requirements are for a prayerful, Bible-based, and Spirit-led communicator who is equally at ease in a toddlers’ group as with primary-aged children and school staff.

For more information, please head to: https://www.stedyths.org.uk/vacancies/

 Job title: Assistant Pastor for Families

Location: Cowplain Evangelical Church, Cowplain, PO8 8XA

Deadline: 01-09-2024

Cowplain Evangelical Church is a thriving, growing independent church part of the FIEC. You will have a heart for people and a desire to see lives changed by the Gospel. You will be working with volunteers as well as alongside our Senior Pastor and Eldership team. We offer a generous salary package and moving expenses.

Overseeing the work by bringing direction, training and vision to the children, youth and families ministries at CEC.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Leading & developing the children’s and youth ministry and providing leadership and training for the teams.
2. Looking at developing strategies to reach children and youth.
3. To set up strategies to reach families, help family life and connect them to CEC.

For more information, please contact: hr@cowplainchurch.co.uk


Youth Minister

Location: Wesley Methodist Church, Reading

Deadline: 15-04-2024

  • We are recruiting a youth minister who…
  • will work with existing teams to nurture young people in their faith journey,
  • will network and build relationships with young people,
  • will develop links and outreach in the neighbourhood and schools,
  • is a good communicator and organiser,
  • is able to ensure no young person feels marginalised or isolated,
  • is non-judgemental, mature, sensitive, and creative.

Salary: £24,050 – 29,822 p.a. depending on experience and qualifications.

Starting date on or before 1 September 2024 based on applicant availability.
For more information see https://www.wesleychurchreading.org/ 

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder is a practising Christian. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required. This role includes regular weekend and evening work.

For more information, please contact: martin.beukes@methodist.org.uk

Full time Shared Youth Worker

Location: Taunton Youth for Christ

Deadline: 15-04-2024

We are looking for an energetic and collaborative individual with a pioneering spirit to work with young people in Taunton. Employed as a member of Taunton Youth for Christ, your time will be split equally between establishing youth ministry within Oakwood Church and continuing the vision for Taunton Youth for Christ.

We are seeking a leader with the ability to work in a range of environments, both inside and outside the local church context. The role requires someone with a passion for Jesus, a heart for young people and a desire to see their lives changed by Jesus.

For more information, please visit: https://taunton.yfc.co.uk/vacancy/full-time-shared-youth-worker/

Youth Worker

Location: St George’s Church, Stamford, Lincs

Deadline: 26-04-2024

This an exciting opportunity for someone to join St George’s Raising Generations team working with young people in St George’s Church, and in the town of Stamford. As a key part of the Raising Generations Team, you will work closely with the Raising Generations Pastor to deliver the youth ministry at St George’s Church, Stamford.

The purpose of this role is to continue to grow and develop our thriving and dynamic youth ministry. It involves the operational and practical leadership of Sunday activities and volunteer teams for our work with 11 – 18’s, plus other youth ministry and outreach through the week.
Stamford is a gorgeous market town of around 20,000 people in South Lincolnshire.

For more information, please visit: https://www.stgeorgeschurch.net/vacancies/

Youth and Children’s Worker

Location: Argyle Community Church, Reading, RG7 7YL

Deadline: 30-04-2024

We are seeking a new Youth and Children’s worker to develop, lead and expand our work with children and young people and their families, and establish the wider youth leadership within the church. Join our diverse & welcoming church to lead the 0-18s ministry and outreach.

We have a growing congregation with a regular Sunday morning attendance of around 100-120 people. We are a very diverse church family both in age and culture, including people from a wide range of countries but most recently from Hong Kong, many of whom who have joined us through running the Welcome Course followed by the Alpha Course. 

Full job description: https://argylecommunity.church/YCW/
To discuss the role contact our pastor: jamie@argylecommunity.church

Youth Worker

Location: Kidlington Baptist Church, Oxfordshire

Deadline: 05-05-2024

Kidlington Baptist Church is looking for an enthusiastic Youth Worker with a genuine heart for young people, to lead and develop our established youth programme both within the church family and out into local schools and the community.

We are an active, welcoming church with a desire to impact our community for Jesus.

This is a full-time role (part-time open to discussion) with a salary of £26,000 to £30,000 pa depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date: 5th May 2024

Please note that applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close the role early if we find a suitable candidate.
We therefore encourage initial expressions of interest and applications as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit: https://www.kidlington-baptist.org.uk/youth-worker-vacancy

Youth Worker

Location: Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church

Deadline: 05-05-2024

We are a multi-ethnic Evangelical Baptist Church with a thriving ministry to people of all backgrounds. We are seeking to appoint a Youth Worker to develop a culture of discipleship and mission in our young people.

We are looking for someone with good communication skills, an ability to lead and shape a team, and a passion to see young people equipped for the challenges of discipleship.

For more information, contact: seniorminister@stortfordbaptist.org

 Job title: Alternative Education Mentor

Location: Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team CIC, Wiltshire/Somerset

Deadline: 31-08-2024

As an Alternative Education Mentor, you will play an important role in delivering the WOLT Alternative Curriculum to a broad range of students. You will work along side one of our Lead Outdoor Activity Instructors to deliver a varied and engaging program to young people (mainly aged 8-16) in the Wiltshire area. You will either be working with small groups of students working through a planned timetable of activities; or you will be working on a 2-to-1 basis with a young person over a longer period of time. In both situations you will play a critical role in helping potentially vulnerable young people to develop social and emotional skills; as well as introducing them to new and exciting outdoor opportunities

For more information, contact: matthew@wolt.org.uk

Schools work

School Chaplaincy Post

Location: Taunton Youth for Christ

Deadline: 15-04-2024

We are looking for someone with a pioneering spirit to establish a Chaplaincy at Court Fields School and connect with the young people in Wellington. As part of this role, you will also fulfil an SEMH role within the school. This will include a number of hours supporting students as part of the Learning Support Team. This could include specific interventions, observations of or support for students in lessons.

You will be adept at fulfilling a missional role in a secular school environment and confident in developing relationships with local churches in Wellington, being passionate about seeing young people changed by Jesus.

For more information, visit: https://taunton.yfc.co.uk/vacancy/part-time-chaplain-court-field-school-wellington/

Charity work

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Other opportunities

Volunteering opportunities

No. 84’ New Monastic Community

 Is New Monasticism catching your attention? Does being part of a small innovative residential missional community appeal?

Does taking time out to think and pray through new possibilities, or taking a gap year feel timely?

Are you excited by new ways of being and doing Church?

From Summer 2023, for those aged 18 and over, Redcar has a rare opportunity in the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church to become part of a household of three living within a simple Rule of praying, eating, studying and serving together while accompanying Redcar United Reformed Church & Redcar Baptist Church in missional presence in Redcar.

If needed, a modest maintenance allowance is available.

Information Packs available from:

Lisa McAvoy, Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church,
4 College Lane,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8JJ.  Tel 0191 232 1168


 For an informal chat contact Sue Walker on 0787 335 4171


Internship and Ministry Trainee Programmes

Location: Testwood Baptist Church, Totton

    Are you looking for a gap year where you’ll gain practical church experience, build your confidence, and develop skills? Or perhaps you’ve just finished your degree and want a postgraduate year to absorb yourself into church and community work? If you’re someone who is excited by God’s call on their life, and is up for being part of the vibrant life of Testwood Baptist in Totton, we’d love to hear from you!

    The voluntary hours taken as part of an internship could be used as placement hours in the first year of a BA Applied Theology at Moorlands College. If the applicant was interested in this, they could explore this further. Testwood have long standing links with Moorlands. For more information, please contact scottr@testwoodbaptist.org

    The Ministry Experience Scheme (MES)

      The Ministry Experience Scheme (MES) is a unique year out initiative for 18s-30s run by the Church of England.

      It is an opportunity for people to discern what God may be calling them to in Christian ministry and for many this has led to a full-time leadership role. Often this can be in ordained ministry such as being a vicar or it may be in lay ministry such as youth worker. 96% of past participants, from 2016 – 2021, would recommend MES to someone who wants to explore their calling to ministry.

      MES could be an excellent next step for anyone who has recently completed theological studies and would like to explore whether full-time church ministry is for them. You will be placed in a church context where you can experience practical min-istry, such as kids and youth work; chaplaincy; community work; preaching; pastoral visiting or event organisation. Every year will also have a training element and links to the CofE vocations team in the diocese of the scheme

      An MES year is free to do, with accommodation and expenses provided. There are over 100 places available across the Church of England, with local schemes recruiting now for a start in September.

      To find out more, visit cofe.io/mes  or contact Vic Wilson, the MES manager (vic.wilson@churchofengland.org).