Vacancies

SPIRITUAL CARE LEAD/CHAPLAIN – WILLEN HOSPICE

(Job share considered)

Salary Circa £30,000 per annum

We are looking for an individual who is confident in their own faith, but able to relate comfortably and reassuringly to patients of all faiths and those with none, to join the Willen team and lead spiritual care and community engagement for the Hospice.

The role supports the continued delivery of excellent care for an adult hospice of 15 inpatient beds, a wellbeing centre, and a large community team visiting up to 300 people in their own homes each year.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, innovative and committed to the ongoing development of Spiritual Care for patients, relatives and staff throughout the organisation. Working within the Therapeutic & Wellbeing Service to provide spiritual and pastoral care across the hospice, the focus of the role will be to support those searching for meaning, hope and direction, providing an informed ethical, theological and spiritual resource for all.

The post holder will also be responsible for engaging with local communities to help support and enable discussion about end of life and bereavement; building links with hard to reach communities and raising awareness of what we do. You will also support and manage a small team of chaplaincy volunteers with responsibility for recruiting further volunteers to join the team.

You will ideally have some experience of working within the healthcare system, have pastoral experience, know about audit, and have a desire to work within a team and have knowledge of current health issues.

In return we offer support and training in an environment that acknowledges and values the spiritual dimension of health, a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays) and increases with length of service, pension scheme, enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision and excellent catering facilities at the Hospice.

We are an organisation whose valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our patients, and with an excellent local reputation.

This post is subject to DBS check.

For an informal visit or to discuss the post please contact Dr Sarah Shankar on 01908 663636

For further information and to apply please complete the application form on the Willen Hospice website here and email it to: hradmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Sunday 29th September 2019

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BRIDGEBUILDER TRUST – SCHOOL WORKER

A new and exciting opportunity to come and be part of our school’s work team has become available at Bridgebuilder as we are currently looking to employ an experienced resilient and engaging school worker.

You will be working predominately in primary school delivering assemblies RE lessons and various other projects. The job will be varied and interesting and you will find yourself involved in a variety of aspect of children and young people’s lives. We are looking for a good communicator with an open and engaging style. So if this is you and you have a real passion for working with children and young people and have a Christian faith then please download the job application and information pack.

This is a full-time role 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: £19,389 – £23,159pa (full-time) depending on schools work experience, plus an employer contribution of 9% to a pension after a 3-month probation.

If you are excited about the role and feel that it is for you and would like more information, then please go to the Bridgebuilder website where you will find the Job Specification, Job Description and Application Form.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11th October 2019

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LOUGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH – CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH WORKER

The post is permanent and full time (40 hours per week), but can be offered as two part time job share positions

Salary: £22,000 to £26,000 pro rata depending on experience

The successful candidate would be:
– An out-going, team playing, people person who has a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ
– Self-motivated, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, with excellent social skills in both formal and informal settings
– A humble and confident leader
– Experience of working across ages 5-18, with substantial expertise in either 5-11, or 11-18 age range.
– Passionate about nurturing and supporting young people in their Christian faith
– Able to lead and coordinate Sunday School and Youth activities
– Able to lead and enthuse volunteer teams in church and in local communities
– Enhanced DBS certified

For an application pack and/or more detailed information please contact the church office via email : office@loughtonbaptistchurch.org

Closing date for applications is Monday 14th October 2019

Interviews will be conducted shortly afterwards
References will be taken as part of the process

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MK CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION – SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CRAFT TECHNICIAN

37.5 hrs a week
Salary £16,000 – 17,000 pa

Sew and Grow is upcycling textiles using natural dyeing techniques to create range of products for sale and hire. Urban Beelievers, as part of their support for urban bees, is making lip balm and craft items from the by-products of their hives and bee-hotels to help us all to be more bee-friendly.

The purpose of this role is to support Urban Beelievers and Sew and Grow to:

  • Produce low cost, good quality items for sale
  • Encourage the engagement of trainees in the activities of the enterprises
  • Run community activities to encourage engagement, learning and community
  • Support the maintenance of an online shop and good relationships with other sales outlets

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019

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MK CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION – HEAD OF LEARNING

Hours: 37.5 hrs a week  (Monday to Friday with occasional evenings)

Salary: £26,500-28,500 (Dependent on skills and qualification)

Purpose:

To lead the Christian Foundation’s learning and training, ensuring the best outcomes for the young adults who train and work with us.

To:

  • Lead and coordinate our training team, supporting our teachers, trainers, assessors, Safeguarding, support staff and training administrators
  • Ensure the high quality delivery of vocational, functional and personal skills training, assessment and accreditation in line with contractual and Government requirements
  • Identify and take forward new opportunities for growing the use of our training model.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019

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SHENLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – YOUTH PASTOR

Youth Pastor Post (part time – 24 hours per week) – job description and person specification.

Job description.

The Youth Pastor will have overall leadership of the 11-18’s youth ministry, including building and leading the team of volunteers.  We want to see our youth develop into spirit-filled active Christians, pursuing their faith wherever they find themselves, committed to growing in their relationship with Jesus and working towards the church vision which says:

We see a vibrant church where the love, joy and peace of Jesus shine through all we say, all we do and all we are; enriching lives so that all may choose to experience the fullness of life in Christ.”

We want to build a culture of authenticity, openness, and care, where our young people support one another and speak into each others lives, and the life of the church.

We expect the Youth Pastor to build the youth ministry in accordance with our mission statement and church values, which can be found at www.scf-mk.org.uk

Main Role

To provide leadership of the Youth ministry at SCF.  Responsible for …

Key Tasks:

  1. Leading and coordinating Sunday Service youth ministry
  2. Develop, leading and coordinating the fledgling Friday night youth social ministry
  3. One-to-one support with young people
  4. Development of a program of schools ministry
  5. Coordinating youth visits to Soul Survivor Watford
  6. Development of an annual youth weekend away
  7. Development of youth services.
  8. Leading and building the volunteer team in line with the Safer Recruiting Policy of SCF
  9. Build and maintain connections with youth leaders (both church and community) in other parts of the city and be involved with the annual Hope MK initiative.

Administrative Tasks:

(It should be noted that the SCF Office Manager might be able to assist with some of these administrative tasks)

  1. To set up a parent communication system and coordinate weekly news updates for the youth and parents.
  2. Collate youth information and update Church Suite (the church database software) as well as ensuring the youth team has details of young people for each session including allergies etc.
  3. To book, arrange and communicate events for activities in the program. This will include, but is not limited to, contacting event venues and negotiating best prices, organising travel arrangements, equipment hire (where needed) accommodation and food arrangements (where required) etc.
  4. To attend monthly youth team meeting and to support with actions from these meetings.
  5. To set and maintain the youth budget, working in the financial parameters as set by the Trustees of SCF
  6. Produce and manage a termly rota for the all the activities including staffing for the activities.
  7. Produce leaflets and programs for the youth quarterly both in hard copy and digital media formats.
  8. Arranging and buying breakfast for Sunday morning youth teaching sessions.
  9. Arranging and buying tuck shop for reload and any other supplies needed each month.
  10. To set up a sign in desk and get cover for the desk so young people register and new families are welcomed for both Sunday morning and Friday Reload.
  11. Put together and maintain a youth welcome pack for new families.
  12. Taking forward the purchasing of Youth hoodies. Finalising this and Coordinating and taking orders.
  13. Keeping the website coordinator up to date with the correct information and ensure all programs are loaded up for easy accessibility for young people and parents.
  14. Liaise with the office re new team applications and monitor progress (Safer Recruitment).
  15. Research and gather information to support the youth team in the application process for grants.

Person Specification

  • Ideally the Youth Pastor will have undertaken some form of theological training and have a JNC qualification. Some form of prior church youth ministry experience is necessary.
  • Committed and mature Christian, in sympathy with the ethos, vision & values of our church, and willing to become a church member.
  • Willing to develop their own Christian faith journey and be mentored and undergo CPD
  • Personable, friendly and easy-going by nature, easily able to relate to children, youth and adults.
  • Flexible and be able to adapt to demands as the youth grows.
  • IT proficient
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to work on their own initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Willing to undertake further training where required.
  • Willing to undertake the Safer Recruiting process and undertake a CRB check.

Accountability

  • The Youth Pastor will be line managed by the Senior Church Leader and the Leadership Team member responsible for the youth ministry.
  • The Youth Pastor must abide by the SCF Safeguarding Policy Statement (see attached document)

Contact Shenley Christian Fellowship if you are interested in this post. See their website for contact details –
https://www.scf-mk.org.uk/shenley-christian-fellowship-youth-pastor/