Hillview Church, Gloucester
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Children & Youth, Church Related
Posted: 15 May 2019
Closes: 14 Jun 2019
Related files: Job Description

Youth Worker

Hillview Church, Gloucester
  • Are you the person we are praying God will lead us to?
  • Do you have a heart for Jesus and for young people to both know and share Jesus where God has placed them?
  • Are you excited about helping young people discover their God-given purpose?
  • Are you a motivated and creative individual who can both lead others and be led by others?
  • Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of building the Kingdom of God with us?

…If so, here is more about the role, the church and the person we are looking for God to lead us to fill this role:

About the role

Job Title: Youth Worker

This is a permanent contract after the completion of a successful probationary period. The role is full-time with 0.8 (80%) focussed on youth work and 0.2 (20%) in another area of ministry in line with the successful candidates gifting.

Key Objectives:

  1. To oversee the discipleship, mentoring and pastoral care of all our young people, students and young adults (aged 10 to 25)
  2. To take a lead role in developing a youth ministry strategy to reach unchurched young people.
  3. To recruit, inspire, lead and equip a team of volunteers.

The role will demand some regular evening and weekend work.

About the church:

Hillview Church is a well-established growing evangelical church in Hucclecote on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester with around 150 people attending including a long history of thriving children and youth activities. Currently our youth work, run by a volunteer team, includes Sunday mornings and midweek clubs that attract a number of young people from the local area who are not connected to the church. There is also a recently established ‘Young Adults’ group set up.

About the person:

We recognise that no one person has everything and as a church we value team ministry. We are looking for a person who possess the following qualities:

  • Daily seeking to live your life under the Lordship of Jesus, including regular study and reflection on the Bible, prayer and having an enthusiastic Christian faith with a lifestyle and character consistent with this faith and the ethos of the Church.
  • Have a passionate heart for young people and sees this role as a calling by God rather than simply employment.
  • Relates easily to young people and their families.
  • Have leadership skills but is also a team player, able to function in a team leadership set-up as well as to delegate and bring out the best in others.
  • Seeks a clear spirit of partnership and co-operation with those in leadership of the church, closely coordinating with the Children’s Ministry Team and with the whole body of the church.
  • Have wide experience of youth ministry and can demonstrate consistency, growth and achievements to date including leadership, discipleship and pastoral care.
  • Have good organisational skills and the ability to see a vision through to action.
  • Have a teachable spirit and is willing to grow and develop in both character, gifting and skills.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively to young people inside the church including teaching the Bible in a lively and engaging way as well as one-to-one, small groups and the whole church.
  • Can communicate clearly to those outside the church in a variety of contexts, with a heart to bring them to Christ and support their spiritual growth.
  • Is a creative thinker with fresh ideas for engaging young people with the message and mission of Jesus and His Church.

About the process:

A more detailed job description can be downloaded from this page. If you are interested, then please make initial contact by email (see below)

Hillview Church, Gloucester

We are a vibrant, growing, caring, Bible-believing church based in the Hucclecote area of Gloucester. We are Christians seeking to have their lives defined by God's word, shaped by His love and by grace in Jesus, and empowered by His Spirit.
Colwell Avenue
Tel: 07910126576