Children’s Worker for St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Church is looking to appoint a permanent part-time children’s worker to work alongside the Vicar to develop and oversee activities for children and families at the church. This will include:
- Working with the vicar and volunteers to help run occasional events for children and families, such as a Pancake evening, Halloween party, Christmas party, Arts and Craft morning, Pet Service, St Peter’s Day celebration lunch, Christingle Service, etc.
- Co-ordinating rotas to produce children’s craft activities each week for Family Worship
- Co-ordinating rotas to run the church Sunday school and crèche
- Assisting the vicar preparing children for confirmation
The successful candidate will have good organisational and communication skills; the ability to form good relationships with children and their families; an understanding and sympathy with the ethos of the church; a commitment to the safeguarding and nurture of children; and some basic computer literacy (ability to use emails and produce basic documents).
It is envisaged that the role will be for 8 hours a week (at £18 per hour) term-time only, but this could be negotiable depending on experience, qualifications, and skills of the candidate. In the past, the position has suited a parent with young children, seeking to combine part-time work with their own child-care responsibilities.
Some elements of the work may be done from home, but the role will also involve at least 2 hours a week based in the church office, as well as occasional evening and weekend work. The position will require regular contact with members of the St Peter’s congregation, and it is expected that the Children’s Worker will be a visible presence at Sunday morning worship (at least twice a month, term time only).
The post is subject to Church of England Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance; and to acceptable pre-employment checks including satisfactory outcome of the appropriate enhanced DBS criminal records check; and to evidence of entitlement to work in the UK.
For further information, or for an informal conversation prior to application, email the St Peter’s Church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT US: St Peter’s is a thriving Anglican church, situated on Black Lion Lane, on the boundary between Hammersmith and Chiswick. The church typically attracts over 200 worshippers across three or four services on an average Sunday, including around 70 children and their families. The church has strong links with St Peter’s C of E Primary School, but the congregation also includes families with children attending other schools.