Job: Residential Coordinator – Youth For Christ

This job was advertised by the head of YFC on Twitter as “Run Fort Rocky & have the most fun & preach the Gospel.” Blurb:

We are looking for an energetic evangelist with excellent interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone full time, with a passion and a gift to communicate with young people and an ability to lead and recruit a highly motivated team of volunteers to coordinate and deliver residentials for Youth for Christ including the Fort Rocky project. The successful candidate will be highly personable, a creative problem solver and have the ability to manage projects and communicate clearly.

Closes 1st of Feb.

Job: Journalist – Youthwork Magazine

Youthwork Magazine has a job opening for a part-time journalist which sounds amusingly fun. The blurb is below.

Youthwork is a popular and influential monthly magazine, which aims to inform, resource and encourage salaried and volunteer youth workers in the UK and beyond through a printed magazine, websites, podcast, social media and training events.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate journalistic skills in writing and copy-editing. Candidates with youth work skills and some additional cross media skills in web, pod/vodcasts, radio, TV, social media, may be preferred.

This part-time role (21 hours a week) may grow into a full-time post working across media platforms in 3-6 months (to be discussed at interview stage).

Applications closes on the 3rd of October, the first task the appointed person has will be to correct the name to ‘youth work magazine’.

Job: Children and Young People’s Officer, With the Quakers

So normally I don’t post jobs from Christian sources if the job doesn’t mention anything explicitly Christian. I’ve blogged about this in the past but essentially my reasoning on this is that if your job is that lame, I don’t want to advertise it. Previously I said that, I wasn’t going to let you choose whether it was good or bad for yourself and on reflection that seems pretty harsh on your discernment. That said previously I let you add comments to this website, so it’s not likely I’m totally consistent. Anyway, I’m making an exception for this job because it’s for the Quakers, who I have no clue what to think of anyway, and because if you got it you’d be working next to me. Go for the interview and I’ll take you out for coffee after you and bore you with facts about Euston Road1

Children and Young People’s Officer

Permanent role

Full time: 35 hours per week

Starting salary: £27,796

Location: Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1

For more information: Further details and application pack are available at or contact or 020 7663 1110.

The Children and Young People’s Work Staff Team is part of the Quaker Life department in Friends House, seeking to help Quaker meetings in their engagement with children and young people and offering national events for young people.

The Children and Young People’s Officer is involved in the management and delivery of national events, including playing a key operational role in relation to children and young people’s programmes that take place as part of annual all age gatherings. The post holder also provides support to the provision of programmes for Quaker children and young people locally and regionally.

This is an ideal role for someone with experience of working with children and young people, who wishes to be part of a small team seeking to maintain and develop opportunities for children and young people within the Quaker context.

The starting salary for this post is £27,796 rising to £31.896 with annual increments.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 6 June 2011

Interviews: Wednesday 29 June 2011

1 I was told once that Euston Road had the average slowest speed of any road in the country. I have never fact-checked this because I don’t want it to be not true.

Member of the Archbishops’ Council

Become a member of the Archbishop’s Council! It’s entirely voluntary, around three days a month, and they’re after someone from a youth work background. It’s probably exactly as fun as it sounds, and for some people that’s a worrying amount of fun.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York wish to appoint an individual who will be part of the leadership of the Church at national level. As one of its 19 members (6 of whom are appointed), you will help develop the Council’s strategic direction and goals and promote its policies…

The Archbishops are especially keen to appoint someone who is closely involved with youth work or work with children and able to take a broad overview of the Council’s range of activities. You will have a lively Christian faith, be expected to contribute to the mission and ministry of the Church and be able to commit at least three days per month. The post is unpaid, but expenses associated with attending meetings will be reimbursed.

Job: Lead Youth Worker, Colchester Road Baptist Church, Ipswich

Go work for my old church! Colchester Road Baptist Church is looking for a youth worker. The young people are quite lovely, and it’s a great church, so you should go work there.

Colchester Road Baptist Church is a growing evangelical Baptist church in the north east of Ipswich, with a thriving and growing youth work (ages 11-18) and brand new purpose built premises. We are looking to employ a full-time lead youth worker to shape, strengthen and co-ordinate our existing work, to explore new opportunities and to develop our existing links with the local high school, local churches and CYM (Ipswich Christian Youth Ministries).

Closing date is the 29th June 2010, for more info contact .

Job: Youth Minister, Soul Survivor Harrow

Soul Survivor Harrow are looking for a youth minister. The advert is short so here is the full blurb.

Christ Church Roxeth seeks to appoint a YOUTH MINISTER
to be Team Leader of SOUL SURVIVOR HARROW (SSH) and to develop youth work and youth outreach within the Christ Church Parish.
SSH is a well-established youth congregation with a track record of encouraging young people’s passion for Jesus, enabling them to discover and use their gifts, and motivating them for evangelism and social action.

Salary £18-£20,000
plus pension contributions, with accommodation provided

Closing date for applications – 15th August 2010
Interviews beginning of September

For further details contact Mark Philps (Rector and Member of the Board of Directors of SSH) until 30th July and Jane Atfield (Member of the Board of Directors of SSH) from 2nd-15th August

Application form from Jane at

Job: Lecturer in Youth & Community Work – Oasis London

The Oasis College in London (people who train youth workers) are looking for a lecturer in youth and community work. I’m printing out the full-text here because for some reason the advert is an image file.


Part-time (min 20 – max 32 hours/week)
Salary £27,367 – £31,233 per annum, pro rata to hours worked (inclusive of London Allowance)
Spine 23-28 of Higher Education pay scale

Oasis College is a higher education institution and part of the Oasis group of organisations. The College promotes informed and reflective practice in the field of work and ministry with children, young people, families and their communities. The College offers a range of higher education programmes including foundation courses, undergraduate and postgraduate awards validated by Staffordshire University; and supports research activity.

Oasis College seeks a Lecturer who will contribute to the teaching faculty in the specialist area of Youth and Community Work and act as Personal Tutor for students working towards JNC validated awards.

The successful applicant will:
· Hold a first degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Youth and Community, Theology, Education, Sociology, Psychology, including a JNC recognised award.
· Hold, or be willing to work towards, a post-graduate qualification.
· Have proven experience of teaching/training others in the subject specialism
· Have proven fieldwork experience in youth and community work; and Christian ministry
· Have proven experience of managing staff and volunteers
· Have excellent relational/communication/IT skills

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 2nd July 2010
A cleared Enhanced CRB Disclosure/ISA Registration is required

There is a genuine occupational requirement for this post-holder to be an active Christian and support the ethos and values of Oasis

Job: Youth Pastor – Banstead Baptist Church

Banstead Baptist Church are looking for a youth pastor. The jist of the church is below, but all the details are in this handy .pdf file

We are a Bible teaching, independent church based in a large suburban village 14 miles from central London. We have committed ourselves to growing by direct evangelism and discipleship training. The youth ministry plays a key role in the desire to reach out to all ages in our local community.

Closing date is soonish. They’re looking for someone ideally from September.