Vacancy: Pioneer Children, Youth & Families Worker

Growing Capacity & Connections

Do you have a passion for helping children, young people and families hearing the good news of Jesus and grow as disciples?

Do you have a commitment to enabling others to take the first steps in making connections with children, young people and families in their local community?

Do you want to work with others to collaborate to help children, young people and families to flourish?

Salary up to £28,140 for suitably qualified candidates+ a generous pension scheme

Initial 2 year contract with the possibility of extending funding for 5 years.

Closing dates for all posts Monday 18 March 5pm.

The URC Northern Synod is seeking to grow their staff team working with children, young people and families as part of their commitment to supporting local churches and communities. This is a significant investment of resource to pioneer new work across the Synod.

A major part of this strategy is to work with churches to employ pioneer workers who will develop work that is appropriate to the different local contexts. During Spring 2024 we are advertising 4 pioneer worker posts across the Synod based in

  • North West & Central Newcastle – working with 3 congregations. Focused on under 14’s with a strong schools work emphasis.
  • North Tyneside Coast – working with 2 congregations. Focused on under 12’s.
  • Central Newcastle – working with one congregation and ecumenically across the city centre and focused on 16-25 year olds
  • Darlington – partnering with St Cuthbert’s Church in mission work with emerging generations (aged 13-25).

The United Reformed Church is committed to working ecumenically and the pioneer workers will be working in a local context but will also be part of the Synod children, youth & families team.

To express an interest or to find out more please contact John Stephenson 07849 670210 or emailing [email protected]

Application forms and full details can be obtained by emailing Isabelle Milburn [email protected]

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