St Mary the Virgin, Ringmer

Job Description for Sessional Youth Worker


Sessional Youth Worker


4 hours per month. 2 hours contact time, 2 hours preparation on average. (Club sessions with young people will ideally Friday evenings, but subject to agreement).

Term time only.


11 - 15 per hour, dependent on experience


St Mary the Virgin, Ringmer


Rev Beth Woodgate


July 2016


To devise, deliver and supervise a programme of activities (with the assistance of adult volunteers), in the form of a regular club, for young people between the ages of 11 and 18 at St Mary the Virgin, Ringmer.

Main duties:

  1. To draw up an engaging and relevant termly programme, in collaboration with the young people who are members of St Mary’s Youth Group, which combines a balance of social, recreational and spiritual elements.

  1. Deliver the programme based on a regular monthly club, likely to be on a Friday evening, at (or from) the church room at St Marys.

  1. Assist in the production and distribution of publicity material about the club to existing and potential members, using traditional and social media.

  1. In consultation with Children, Families and Youth group, purchase and account for spending on relevant materials and resources for use in the club sessions.

  1. Support, guide and direct any volunteers assisting with club sessions.

  1. Be responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of the club participants during club sessions, including keeping records of attendance at sessions and undertaking risk assessments for any non centre-based activities, with assistance and advice from the church’s designated Health and Safety Officer.

  1. Be responsible for security of the venue before during and after club sessions.

  1. To be accountable to the Children, Families and Youth Working group (a sub-group of the Parochial Church Council).


The Youth Worker must;

  1. Be a role model in Christian life

  2. Be committed to delivering youth work within a Christian context and to be able to clearly articulate how they intend to do this.

  3. Have significant youth work leadership experience and skills, ideally in a church setting.

  4. Provide a current DBS certificate prior to commencing work.

  5. Have experience of, and be confident to be able to, work in a non-directly managed setting.

  6. Be enthusiastic, engaging and reliable.

Selection process:

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Michael Townsend by the end of August 2016. This should include;

Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th September 2016. If you have not heard from us by that date, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Further information

For more details and/or an informal chat about the opening, please contact Michael Townsend on 01273 812425 or

Information about the parish safeguarding policy is available on the parish website.