Cupar Old Parish Church
Part-time post, initial 2 year fixed term contract
The Context for the Role
Cupar Old Parish Church sits at the centre of the market town of Cupar and is well established as a community meeting place for all ages in the Old Parish Centre. The church aims to be a Christian community “where everyone matters”, and through worship, discipleship and fellowship to encourage all ages in their faith in Jesus Christ. We recognise the potential to connect with the rising generation through creative youth ministry, and are committed to reaching the young people in our community. (For more information about the church see www.cuparold.org.uk)
To maintain, develop and oversee a sustainable youth programme. This programme will both reach out to youth in the community and provide spiritual development and direction to youth within the church.
Take leadership role in current youth groups at Cupar Old
Develop creative approaches to engaging and retaining youth from P5 to S6.
Engage and build relationships with the pre-teenagers and youth in the church.
Organise social and fun events for the young people.
Take an active part in the life of Cupar Old Parish Church as appropriate.
Support the spiritual formation and discipleship of young people within the church family.
Provide support, encouragement for and walk with our young people.
Build relationships with youth focused community groups and the other churches in the town.
Develop a youth outreach programme including work with Bell Baxter High School.
Build our congregational gifts to work effectively with youth.
We are looking for someone with:
A lively Christian faith who is confident sharing personal testimony
Skills in pastoral work and spiritual development of youth
Proven leadership ability and team-building capability
Experience in youth work and establishing programmes
Confident communicator who can engage young people
Good organisational skills with an ability to adapt to changing needs and anticipate future requirements
A people person at ease with youth and in networking among strangers
Practical awareness of diversity of contemporary family life
Excellent listening skills and an ability to discern what emerges as the Spirit guides
Communication and Support
Meet regularly with line manager to discuss issues and agree schedules, personal development objectives and plans
Attend regular church staff meetings
Meet regularly with the Youth Team for support. They will also act as a sounding board for ideas and issues, and offer local knowledge on engagingwith the congregation and community.
Provide written reports and, on occasion meet with, the Kirk Session
Terms and Conditions
Salary is £7,020 to £9,360, depending on experience and qualifications
Hours of work: 15 hours per week.
Monthly timesheets to be submitted with hours worked. Expenses will be paid.
Position to be reviewed after 6 months.
Subject to disclosure under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007
Accountable to the Kirk Session of Cupar Old Parish Church
Reporting to the line manager
Holiday entitlement 14 days (including public holidays)
Please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be a strong candidate for this exciting opportunity to: email@example.com
For more information or an informal conversation please contact Brian Ferguson at the above address or on 07803 207244