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  • Children's and Youth Worker for the Parish of St Andrews

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

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  • Anglican Youth Minister

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    From September 2018, we seek to appoint an Anglican Youth Minister to the Forerunner team, who are empowered by a shared life of prayer and seek to embrace both a charismatic and contemplative lifestyle, in order to prepare for encounters with Christ and establish a culture of discipleship at Worth school. The individual will embody the Benedictine values in living out his/her role and will be a role model for staff and pupils.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proactive approach and commitment to see projects through to completion. Ability to work in a team is essential and experience of working in a School environment is desirable.

    To view the full job description please click here

    The School offers an enhanced benefits scheme including an employee assistant programme, meal provision and generous pension contribution. Employees have access to our facilities and benefit from free parking and social events. This role is available with accommodation and an allowance.

    Application form and job details are available from Human Resources:

    e: recruitment@worth.org.uk or t: 01342 710217

    Applicants are required to submit a covering letter and application form, returned by email to recruitment@worth.org.uk or sent via post to : The Human Resources Manager, Worth School, Paddockhurst Road., Turners Hill, West Sussex, RH10 4SD

    We are committed to the safeguarding of children. References will be taken prior to interview and DBS checks will be conducted on the successful applicant.

    Closing date: 25th May 2018

  • Sessional Youth Leader

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Contract: 2.5 hours per fortnight, 25 sessions. 

    Location: A large village 3 miles east of Lewes, next to Glyndebourne, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, with a secondary school, Kings Academy Ringmer and Primary school. 

    Alongside our existing sessional children’s worker, who runs a fortnightly Friday club for Primary aged children we are looking for a youth worker to develop a suitable and inspirational range of activities with our over 11 year olds. Desirable would be appropriate musical skills as we are simultaneously making appointments to ensure the inclusiveness of our worship for families, children and young people. Additional hours are available for a wider role developing the music in our monthly Family service. Hourly rate dependent on experience. 

    If either/both of these roles could be for you, please don’t delay – get in touch to find out more. 

    Details on www.ringmerchurch.org.uk
    email ringmervicarpa@googlemail.com
    call Rev Beth McCleave on 01273 812243

  • Family Support Practitioner (multiple locations)

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Following a successful round of funding applications, Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work are looking to appoint four Family Support Practitioners across Sussex. 

    This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to join one of the oldest Children’s Charities in Sussex as a Family Support Practitioner. Working with a wide range of families and children referrals are received from a broad spectrum of schools, voluntary and statutory agencies. 

    Key responsibilities include:

    • identifying and managing own caseload,
    • developing bespoke support services for each family,
    • promotion and co-ordination of our service in the relevant area,
    • developing support groups,
    • drop ins and term and non-term time activity sessions,
    • providing advice, guidance,
    • support and counselling to families and individuals who are struggling with life

    The successful candidate will be CQSW, Dip SW qualified and registered with the relevant Social Care Council or with an equivalent professional qualification and registration. You will also have experience of working with children and families and providing support within a multi-agency setting. 

    You must also have good knowledge of the Children's Act and accompanying guidance and all secondary legislation with a sound understanding of the complex issues facing children and their families today. 

    If you are passionate about our mission and want to play a role in driving forward the work of Family Support Work, we want to hear from you. 

    FSW values and invests in their employees’ development, employee benefits include: 

    • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a current maximum of 4%). 
    • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time). 
    • Family friendly policies and flexible working. 

    Vacancies are as follows: 

    Full time positions x2
    Locations: Crawley, West Sussex and Newhaven, East Sussex
    Contract: 3 year fixed term to start, 37 ½ hours per week
    Crawley, Job specification

    Part time positions x2
    Location: Coldean, Brighton, East Sussex
    Contract: 3 year fixed term to start, 18 ½ hours per week
    Coldean, Job specification

    Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex
    Contract: Permanent, 18 ½ hours per week
    Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum (FTE)(Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications)
    East Grinstead, Job sepcification


    An application pack is available from Nina Clyde nina@familysupportwork.org.uk or telephone 01273 832963 option 4. For further information about the positions, or for an informal chat please contact Elaine Waight, Community Services Manager on 01273 832963. 

    Applicants will be subject to vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five-year period, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

    Family Support Work is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

    Family Support Work a registered charity number 285337 is an equal opportunities employer. 

    Closing date: 12 noon, 29 June 2018.
    Interviews will take place on 9 & 10 July 2018 in Brighton.

  • Interparish Children and Families Mission Initiator

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    We are looking for someone to be our Interparish Children and Families Mission Initiator: 

    • Can initiate mission particularly amongst families, primary school children and young people. 
    • Take a hold of what’s already happening, help it to flourish, initiate new opportunities such as Messy Church, after School Clubs, through work with local schools. 
    • Good interpersonal skills are required, as well as a capacity to hold good boundaries when developing links with schools, church settings and parish activities.

    Who Are We?
    Fletching, Newick and Barcombe – three village churches that have a little children’s work ready and waiting to be fanned into flame. 

    Salary: £21-24k pa. fulltime.
    Deadline: 18th June 2018. 

    For an application pack, please email Rev James Hollingsworth james@barcombe.net. Or for a chat call 01273400260. 

    It is a genuine occupational requirement that this post be filled by a Christian.

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