Thursday, 29 September 2011

Childrens' Work Vacancies in the Diocese of Chelmsford

Children and Family Worker - Southend
Children and Family Worker required at Saint Stephen’s Church, Prittlewell to become
part of the team to make a difference in the local community:

We are: growing, enthusiastic, mission focused emerging Anglican church serving a specific community near the airport retail park, in the northern part of Southend.
We work: closely with the local primary School and Children’s Centre, and others,
developing a multi-agency approach within the community.
We have: a big vision - this task initially includes taking lead responsibility for Totz (Carer and Toddler programme) and Kids Café (after-school club) together with a leading role in Sunday morning children’s worship. With additional funding there will be a much larger role.
We offer: a contract for three year duration, starting in October 2011, initially for 10 hours per week with-a-view to additional hours, possibly full-time, when funding becomes available (application is underway now for spring 2012).

Salary will be £2800 pa together with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and helpers and a nurturing, uplifting environment in which you can develop your gifts.
The successful candidate should: have a passion to work with children and families;
have some experience with working with children;
have good communication skills;
have a great sense of fun
enjoy taking initiative and think out-of-the-box!
There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a follower of Jesus, and is willing to develop their discipleship and take an active part in the life of Saint Stephen’s.

An enhanced CRB check will be carried out.

References will be carried out.

For further information call or text Colin on 07789511910/01702 305953 or email

Please send cv to Saint Stephen’s, 90 Alton Gardens Prittlewell, Southend-on-sea SS2 6QZ
or by email to the above address.

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2011

Interviews planned for 13/14th October 2011

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Christian Youth Worker, Tiptree, Essex
TYPO, the Tiptree Youth Project Outreach, has recently been formed by the four Christian churches in Tiptree.  We are looking to develop Christian youth work in the village, the local schools and surrounding areas, providing the young people in the community with interesting, absorbing and entertaining activities to learn about life, citizenship and explore the Christian faith.
We are looking for an experienced worker to build and develop TYPO from scratch into a successful and worthwhile organisation.  (NYA points 12+) with a salary in the region of £22,000 - £24,000.  For a complete job specification see apply to the Chairman, Nick Crick, at .
Closing date for applications October 1st.  Interviews in October.
The Bethany Children’s Trust
Job opportunity - Training and Project Development Coordinator

Location:Teddington, Middlesex, UK

If you have a passion to see the lives of children at risk restored and transformed, then this role could be for you.

The Bethany Children’s Trust (BCT) is a small, visionary charity that strengthens the capacity of churches locally and globally to lead their communities in caring for vulnerable children.  We achieve this through the provision of relevant support, such as training, resourcing and finance.  BCT networks with other organisations to bring about protection, improved quality of life and a hopeful future for children through collaborative action and advocacy.

The role:
BCT’s Training and Project Development Coordinator (TPDC)provides training, guidance and ongoing support to BCT’s overseas project partners, to help them to achieve their vision, develop according to good practice, and to grow in effectiveness, coverage and impact. The TPDC creates and facilitates training workshops and seminars to mobilise and equip overseas and UK churches and Christian projects to respond to the needs of children at risk locally and globally, through relevant, holistic action.

This post requires proven experience in:working cross-culturally and with children at risk; project management and development; facilitating training workshops and seminars using participatory approaches to learning; resource mobilisation and networking.

BCT currently works in several Francophone nations. Therefore an ability to write & speak good French is a requirement of this post. Applicants must be committed to BCT’s Christian beliefs. The post involves contact with children. Therefore, the recruitment process will include checks related to child protection issues. The successful applicant will be required to undertake regular overseas visits.

Status: Fulltime
To commence: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 7th October 2011

To find out more or to receive an application form, please contact Brenda Hunt, Office Manager: T: +44 (0)208 977 7571 E:

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