New Youth Worker roles

We are so excited to be launching the recruitment for redefined roles within our Youth Team. Our Senior Youth Worker Role will now be a permanent position and we have created a new Discipleship and Leadership Year, where you will recieve amazing training from HTB and OneLife alongside working as part of our fab Youth Team.

Job specs for both roles follow below. For more information or to apply, please contact jemimah@stewardstrust.org.uk

Senior Youth Worker

Reporting to:  Youth Director

Location:  London and travel

Normal working hours:  5 days per week (9:30am to 5:30pm)*

Term of employment:  Permanent (starting September 2019)

*The nature of the role means youth workers need to be flexible, as they will be required to work certain weekends and to stay away from home when on residential events. Time off in lieu is used as a way of adjusting for these ‘extra hours’ and maintaining a five-day working week over the course of the employment.

Job purpose

To help disciple young people by encouraging and supporting them in their Christian faith. To make a full contribution to the ST youth work and other relevant areas of our ministry.

Role context

The core purpose of ST is to provide discipleship, mentoring and leadership development. This is brought to life via a range of Christian teaching events (‘events’) for all ages.

ST events are for all ages, but naturally fall into three interconnected groups: ‘Youth’, ‘Family/All Age’ and ‘Adults’. While this role has a focus on Youth, our youth workers also support our Family/All age work over the summer.

In addition to our events, the role involves mentoring young people and working in schools to promote the Christian faith.

Our youth work focuses on those at school, but we also work with students while recognising they have better developed support networks and more opportunities for discipleship available to them when at university.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Events
  2. Mentoring
  3. Schools work

The aim is for you to take a lead in one of these areas, while continuing to contribute in all areas.

Events

Our events provide an excellent opportunity for discipleship and to build relationships that lead to one-on-one mentoring. Events vary in length from a day to a week but all have biblical teaching, worship and prayer at the core. They also include a range of activities.

Youth workers are expected to:

  • Support fully our amazing volunteers, who lead many of the ST events.
  • Take responsibility for leading, contributing to and organising ST youth events. This will involve: praying for events, promotion, team recruitment, venue liaison, speaking, leading small groups, pastoral care, administration, running activities etc.
  • Lead and help run groups for young people at ST family summer events. When leading this starts with gathering a team, then designing and delivering the programme of teaching and activities.
  • Partner with schools to lead or help run their Lent Mission Weeks. These can provide a great opportunity for evangelism, although of course this is not exclusive to school events.
  • Contribute to our annual training event for our volunteer helpers and leaders engaged with ST youth work.
  • Take a lead, alongside the relevant event leader, when it comes to safeguarding on events (training will be provided).

Mentoring

  • Build relationships of trust with young people attending ST events and those met through our work in schools.
  • Meet regularly to offer support, encouragement and guidance young people in their faith. This will involve developing ongoing discipleship, looking at the bible and praying together.
  • Pray for those being mentored on a regular basis.
  • Write a regular Bible-based blog aimed at the young people within the ST.
  • Help prepare students for gap years, and for entering, attending and then leaving university.

Schools work

  • Prepare and give Bible-based talks in school assemblies, chapel services, CUs etc.
  • Lead evangelistic mission weeks.
  • Contribute to running courses in schools like Youth Alpha or confirmation classes.

Requirements & personal qualities

  • There is a genuine occupational requirement that the candidate is a committed Christian able to help others grow and develop in their faith.
  • A passion for youth ministry, demonstrated in part by previous experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven organisational and administration skills.
  • A positive personality and an ability to take initiative.

Working environment

You will be part of an encouraging and supportive team. We encourage a hard-working and motivated environment where we aim for excellence in everything we do. ST is an exciting place to work with plenty of variety. It works well for self-starters, people with initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude. The broader community of the ST is welcoming, friendly, and seen by many as ‘family’.

Training and development

Youth workers will have regular one-to-one meetings with the Youth Director. These meetings will allow for open discussion of progress, challenges and problems and for both to agree their expectations of each other.

The Youth Director will also undertake a formal annual appraisal of the Youth Workers with a mid-year review. 

In the first year, you will join with the Discipleship and Leadership Year training, where we are excited to be partnering with Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), OneLife and others.

The year starts with the OneLife school of Leadership (27 August – 1st Sept 2019). Here you will be inspired and equipped in leadership skills so you can start well.

Every Monday (term-time only), you will attend HTB for training as part of their youth work stream.

You will spend the day at HTB, learning from world-class teachers, and be trained in how to be an effective youth worker. The year is split into three terms, each with a different focus:

  • The Bible
  • Theology
  • Mission

In subsequent years, specific training opportunities will be identified in consultation with the Youth Director.

Salary and expenses

The salary is £24,000 per annum plus full work-related expenses and a mileage allowance.

Discipleship & Leadership Apprentice

Reporting to:  Youth Director

Location:  London and travel

Normal working hours*:  4 days per week (9:30am to 5:30pm)**

Training day with HTB:  Every Monday during term

Term of employment:  One year (starting September 2019)

*In addition to your work for the Stewards’ Trust, there is also a training day each week (term time only)

**The nature of the role means apprentices need to be flexible, as they will be required to work certain weekends and to stay away from home when on residential events. Time off in lieu is used as a way of adjusting for these ‘extra hours’ and maintaining a four day working week over the course of the employment.

In a nutshell

The Discipleship & Leadership Year (DLY) is about growing disciples of Jesus and equipping future leaders, who will transform the world.

We believe in ‘discipleship through doing’ and that the best way to develop leaders is to empower and support people to take on new situations and responsibilities. The main way you will develop and grow is by serving as a member our Youth Team. This experiential learning is combined with high quality training that will set you up to lead well, whatever and wherever your future context is. As you serve, you will learn to lead.

Who is it for?

DLY is for those who want to grow as a disciple of Jesus and lead others to do the same through the exciting work of the Stewards’ Trust.

Availability is the most important thing where God is involved so we look for potential, character, passion and commitment rather than qualifications and experience. 

DLY is aimed at university graduates (or equivalent work experience), who are willing to serve for a year before starting their chosen career. It will equip you with transferrable skills whatever your future path. We know the demands of the role suit those who have a little more life experience after school but will consider all applicants aged between 18-24. 

If you love Jesus and are up for a year of service and adventure, we would love to hear from you.

Role

Your day-to-day role will be as a member of the Stewards’ Trust Youth Team. There is lots of variation but the core responsibilities relate to mentoring, events, and schools work. 

Training and appraisals

In addition to our own training, we are excited to be partnering with Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), OneLife and others.

The year starts with the OneLife school of Leadership (27 August – 1st Sept 2019). You will be inspired and equipped in leadership skills so you can start well. 

Every Monday (term-time only), you will attend HTB for training as part of their youth work stream.

You will spend the day at HTB, learning from world-class teachers, and be trained in how to be an effective youth worker. The year is split into three terms, each with a different focus:

  • The Bible
  • Theology
  • Mission

You will have monthly one-to-one meetings with the Youth Director. These meetings will allow for open discussion of progress, challenges and problems and for both to agree their expectations of each other. 

The Youth Director will also undertake an end of year appraisal with you and a mid-year review.  

Role context

The core purpose of ST is Christian discipleship, mentoring and leadership development. This is brought to life via a range of Christian Teaching Events (‘events’) for all ages. 

In addition to our events, the role involves mentoring young people and working in schools to promote the Christian faith.

Events

Our events provide amazing opportunities for discipleship and to build relationships that lead to one-on-one mentoring. Events vary in length from a day to a week but all have biblical teaching, worship and prayer at the core. They also include a range of activities.

You will:

  • Work with the ST team and our volunteers, who lead ST events.
  • Contribute to leading and organising ST youth events. This will involve praying for events, promotion, team recruitment, venue liaison, speaking, leading small groups, pastoral care, administration, running activities etc.
  • Lead and/or help to run groups for young people at ST family summer events. When leading this starts with gathering a team, then designing and delivering the programme of teaching and activities.
  • Join mission weeks in schools. This involves questions on apologetics and can provide a great opportunity for evangelism.
  • Contribute to our annual training event for the volunteer helpers and leaders engaged with ST youth work. 
  • Support event leader, when it comes to safeguarding on events. 

Mentoring

  • Build relationships of trust with young people met through ST.
  • Meet regularly to offer support, encouragement and guidance young people in their faith. This will involve developing ongoing discipleship, looking at the bible and praying together.
  • Pray for those you are mentoring on a regular basis.
  • Write a regular Bible-based blog aimed at the young people within the ST.

Schools work

  • Prepare and give Bible-based talks in school assemblies, chapel services, CUs etc.
  • Lead evangelistic mission weeks.
  • Contribute to running courses in schools like Youth Alpha or confirmation classes.

Requirements & personal qualities

  • There is a genuine occupational requirement that the candidate is a committed Christian.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven organisational and administration skills.
  • A positive personality and an ability to take initiative.

Working environment

You will be part of an encouraging and supportive team. We encourage a hard-working and motivated environment where we aim for excellence in everything we do. ST is an exciting place to work with plenty of variety. It works well for self-starters, people with initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude. The broader community of the ST is welcoming, friendly, and seen by many as ‘family’.

Salary and expenses

This is not an unpaid internship. We value the work you will be doing and feel it is right to provide a salary, as well as covering the full cost of your training. The proposed salary of £16,000 p.a. reflects the significant investment we are making in terms of your training and development and the fact that your work for the Stewards Trust will effectively be four days per week. You will also be able to claim full work-related expenses.