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Children and Families' Minister vacancy



£11,914 a year for 20 hours a week based on 1 FTE of 37.5 hours a week at £22,339

All Saints Whitstable in the Whitstable Team Ministry (Church of

Postcode CT5 1PG

20 hours a week, this exciting post will involve working with a
team of volunteers in overseeing a youth club on Monday
evenings, a Thursday after school club, developing further mid
week and weekend ministry, being pro-active in building
relationships with local families, running special events during
school holidays, and leading the provision of Sunday morning
activities and worship for young people and children.

Before you apply feel free to contact Rev Simon Tillotson if you have any questions

His contact information is as follows

Email address:

Mobile: 07833 448287



Personal Attributes
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• A gift for inspiring, equipping and leading others
• An eagerness to build relationships with both adults and children
• A capacity for vision and initiative
• An enjoyment of learning and new experiences Competencies and skills
• Confident in sharing the Gospel
• Able to respect matters of confidentiality and sensitivity
• Self-motivated, able to work flexibly and to prioritise
• Able to organise self and others
• Able to monitor and evaluate own and others’ performance
• Up-front presentation skills to adults and children
• Capable IT skills, general office and clerical skills
• Competent understanding and knowledge of social media platforms
• Knowledge of child development
• Knowledge of safeguarding, with the capacity to demonstrate clear thinking and
application in this regard
Qualifications and experience
• Experience of working as part of a team
• Experience of working with parents and children aged 0 -18.
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Experience of being involved with church and/or community children’s groups
• Musical and/or sporting gifts
• Qualifications related to childcare, teaching or working with children
• A relevant degree level (or equivalent) qualification



20 hours a week


This Role:

All Saints Church Council have an exciting opportunity for a Christian with experience of working with children and young people. This is a spiritual leadership role for an individual who understands and personally models Christian commitment and values.

The Children and Families Minister will enjoy building relationships with young families and have an affinity for working with children and young people of all ages.

You will be supported by the District Church Council and wider church community to strengthen the existing ministry and develop and extend this work, with the objectives of creating a more robust and sustainable ministry.

Job Context

We believe as a church that we should invest in strengthening our children and family ministry in order to build on our community presence and increase the spiritual engagement of our church family, which includes a small number of young families with children who are very committed to All Saints. To support these aims a Children and Families Minister role has been developed to strengthen this section of the church with the aim of helping it to grow in numbers too as well as in depth of faith and spirituality.

The specific aims would be to work with our Team Vicar, Church Council

and team of volunteers to achieve the following:

• Lead the following groups towards growth both spiritually and numerically with the following groups:

• Sunday club Adventurers on Sunday morning

• Monday evening Shine youth group

• Thursday afternoon Holyballoo club for parents and children

• Further activities to be arranged around gaps in the church hall timetable

• Strengthen our links with the All Saints Nursery school and the

uniformed organisations on our campus and find ways of engaging with

both groups

• Be pro-active in building relationships with local families

• Develop Fun Days, trips out and other community and outreach projects to run during the school holidays.

• Use social media as a form of communicating and publicising the various events and activities

• Network with other children and youth leaders in the area and diocese in

terms of mutual sharing of ideas of best practice and with a view to

possible future joint events.

• Attend church council meetings, supervision meetings, co-leaders

meetings and other such meetings

• Occasionally take school assemblies at schools in the parish


Hours will be 20 hours per week.

You will have a base in the Church office to do administrative and preparation work.

The central objective is to start new ministries and strengthen the existing ministries.

Some weeks the work may slightly exceed 20 hours, and others will have less than 20 hours.

You will provide a monthly timesheet showing how over a month you have balanced this as an average of 20 hours a week.

We would ask that you submit a report to the Church Council every two months and attend Church Council meetings when required.

Probationary Period , Supervision and Training

There will be a probationary period of 3 months.

The job will be a one year contract for the first two years which will be renewed depending on

the impact the post is having on Children and Families work at All Saints. Thereafter it will become a permanent contract but may be limited in its duration by funding constraints.

Your line manager will be the Team Vicar, Rev Simon Tillotson, although a designated member of the All Saints DCC will also be involved in your line management. You will meet with your line manager at least weekly during the probationary period of 3 months and thereafter once every month. You are encouraged to have a spiritual director.

You will be encouraged to seek further training for skills relating to your role within your hours from the Diocese and from possible in house training events that we may be able to organize with our wider Whitstable Team and ecumenical partners in Whitstable.

We will also provide training in your first year in First Aid and Food Hygiene if you do not already hold suitable certification in either – again within your hours.
There is an established network of Children and Families ministers and youth workers within Whitstable. In this role you will develop and extend these relationships to benefit the church

family and enable and support your own delivery of this role.

Remuneration / Contractual Requirements

Your rate of pay is stipulated in your contract.

Full details of expenses, pension, tax, holiday allowance and other matters will be included in your contract which will be sent to you on an offer of
employment but is also available in 
advance of an interview if requested.


You will be required to undertake a a DBS check at the outset of your employment and to be fully cognisant with Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult policy and guidelines.

Completion of all necessary modules of Safeguarding training should be completed within the first four weeks of your start date.

There is also a requirement that you will seek continued Safeguarding training whilst in post.

Any matters of concern should be reported to our Children's Safeguarding Officer (Denise Blaskett) and our Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Officer(Julia Seath).


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