Youth and Children Pastor and Community Outreach Worker


Job Title Youth and Children Pastor for St. Peter’s Church and Community Outreach Worker and Media Co-ordinator for St. Peter’s Hall (1991) Charity. 50/50 split

Location St. Peter’s Church, Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN/ Hall Charity, 59a Portobello Road, W11 3DB

Salary £24K

Work Pattern – 5 days a week, to be confirmed, but including Youth Groups on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings

Contract – Permanent (23 month contract initially)

Start Date – January 2019

Reports To Rev Pat Allerton (Vicar)


  • To lead and equip young people within St Peter’s to encounter Jesus Christ, grow as His disciples and demonstrate His love to others.

  • To reach out to the local community, with a particular focus on youth, through the use of sport, creative arts and social engagement. 


  • For all Sunday school groups and crèche

  • Liaising with the St. Peter’s Nursery School, helping lead morning worship and Bible times and building relationships with parents

  • Connecting with parents at the 0-3s toddler group

  • Develop St Peter’s relationship with local schools alongside the vicar

  • Grow our family ministry and restructure our Sunday School groups

  • Develop and strengthen our pre-teen and youth ministries

  • To build a culture of discipleship and mutual support amongst children and youth where they encounter the living God, feed on his Word and are empowered by his Spirit

  • To recruit, release and equip volunteers into empowered, fruitful leadership with our children and youth

  • To pastor children, youth as well as adults where appropriate

  • To develop a balanced teaching programme and resources

  • To plan and deliver regular acts of all-age worship with the wider team that engage and involve children and youth

  • To run a weekly youth group that grows in depth and number

  • To design and promote holiday club activities

  • To make an active contribution to the wider team, contributing to whole-church events throughout the year

  • To be prepared to lead and preach in Sunday services and at other times


  • Build relationships with young people in the community through the laying on of classes in the hall or outside of it

  • Explore ways to use sport as a means to connect with youth and children, putting on skills classes in the hall and running coaching opportunities at the Westway sports centre

  • Develop initiatives for connecting with the community, for example, through the use of creative arts (such as photography and laying on tuition, particularly for young people)

  • Offer social media classes for parents with regards to best practice boundaries for children

  • Offer tuition on how to improve your social media reach and engagement

  • Lay on daytime Alpha courses in the hall or church space

  • Create and maintain a new website for the charity’s outreach campaigns and initiatives

  • Design and create marketing resources for the charity and its initiatives

  • Establish and manage social media profiles and platforms


  • Model the importance of a living and ever-growing relationship with Jesus. Reflect the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ in the conduct of duties, interaction with others and personal life

  • A dynamic leader who is passionate about youth and children

  • A team builder

  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise

  • Ability to set a budget and work within it

  • Pastorally sensitive and proactive

  • Effective forward planner

  • Qualified to offer sports coaching

  • Photography skills required for creative arts tuition

  • Experience with website building, development and graphic design skills

  • Confident user of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Photoshop and social media 


  • Monday – Thursday, 9.30am – 5.30pm

  • Sunday 9.00am – 12.30pm

  • Friday youth group, 5.00pm – 9.00pm  

  • Occasional evenings and weekends as required (time off given in lieu)

  • Annual Parochial Church Meeting

  • Parish Weekend

  • Easter, Harvest, Christingle, Crib and Christmas services

  • Staff development and training events

  • 25 days annual leave (max 5 Sundays)

  • Enhanced CRB check

  • There is a six month probationary period


This post falls under the Genuine Occupational Requirements of the Equality Act 2010


Deadline for application is 5pm, 30th November, 2018

Send the completed application form to Mrs Tess Wight -

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th December 2018