London Diocese are running a training even called “How To Recruit and Employ a Youth Worker”. I’m assuming that doesn’t need much more explanation, but if it does the blurb is below.
More and more churches are seeking to employ youth workers to oversee and develop their youth work and ministry. Some churches use the more traditional model of employing a full-time worker, some join forces with other churches and employ a youth worker across a cluster, whilst others have a smaller budget and choose to employ a part-time worker or sessional staff to lead their activities. Whatever model you opt for, if you’ve not done it before, recruiting and employing a youth worker can seem like a huge task.
This new training course we have developed will take you through the whole process, from working out what it is you want and drafting a job description through to planning an induction programme for your new youth worker. You will also receive a copy of ‘Leaps and Bounds’ – our new youth work toolkit which contains all the recruitment forms you will need.
It is aimed at clergy, PCC members and other church staff who are considering employing a youth worker or are just beginning the process.
Date: Wednesday 8th April 2009
Times: 10.00am – 3pm. A light lunch will be provided.
Venue: London Diocesan House (Room A), 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU+.
Transport: Nearest tube station is Pimlico on the Victoria line.
Cost: £20 per person (payment required prior to event)
Trainer: Kate from the Youth Development Project of the Diocese of London
Return the booking form to the address on it to book (which apparently is essential).