Opportunities to Join the Saint Laurence Team

We are currently looking to recruit a Children's Worker and Girls Worker to join the team at Saint Laurence Reading. Please see below for further details,  including the job descriptions & person specifications.

 

CHILDREN'S WORKER
St Laurence Church, Reading, Berkshire

Application Form
Job Description & Person Specification
Hours:  Part-time 16 hrs per week (Must include Sunday Services (1:30-4:00 pm), Monday Staff Meetings (12.00-1.00 pm), occasional Saturdays (3-4 a year) and Annual Staff Away Day). Other times flexible or negotiable. 
Salary: £9,725 (FTE £22,489)
Pension: 5% contribution
Contract: Fixed-Term (3 month probationary period)
Starting Date: ASAP
Location: St Laurence Church, Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DA
Reports to: Associate Vicar

Background to the Post

16 years into the adventure of “living to see young people come to faith and building new forms of church with them”, we are now at a vital stage of change and development.  There is a need for a Children's Worker to come and join the team. St Laurence has just been through a thorough review process as we continue to explore our calling. During this process, there has been a discernment by the whole church of four key priorities which we have committed to. These will be lived out across every aspect of church life. 

These are:

  1. We commit to being the inclusive family of Jesus Christ where lives are transformed by love
  2. We commit to create spaces where people meet Jesus Christ and thrive as disciples
  3. We commit to love and serve young people in Reading and with them to love and serve others
  4. We commit to share what we learn so that the wider church may be effective in mission with young people

Purpose of the role

We are looking to appoint a Children’s Worker to lead, equip and inspire the children of St Laurence aged 0 - 12 yrs, helping them to grow in the Christian faith and to support them in living out this faith in their homes, schools and communities.

Youth Work is at the heart of what we do at St Laurence and the post-holder will work closely with our Youth Work Staff and support children in their transition from children’s work to youth work. This person will help us shape how we can best engage children in the worshipping life of our community.

The successful candidate will have a strong sympathy with the ethos of the church and commitment to love and care for children. 

We would particularly welcome female applicants for this post to address the existing gender imbalance of our workforce. An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

To Apply

Please download an application form here. If you would like further details, please contact the Church Office on 01189 571293 or admin@stlreading.org

We welcome informal conversations about this role

Closing date: 25 May 2018     Short listing: 4 June 2018     Interviews: 11/12 June 2018

 

GIRLS WORKER
St Laurence Church, Reading, Berkshire

Application Form
Job Description & Person Specification
Hours:  Full-time 37 hrs per week (Worked flexibly as needed, must include: Sunday 12-4pm, Monday 12-9 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday Lunchtimes & occasional Evenings)

Salary: £22,489
Pension: 5% contribution
Contract: 3 Years Fixed-Term (3 month probationary period)
Starting Date: ASAP
Location: St Laurence Church, Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DA
Reports to: Associate Vicar

Background to the Post

St Laurence is an Anglican Church with young people at its heart located in the centre of Reading. For the last 16 years we have given ourselves to the vision of living to see young people come to faith and build new forms of Church with them. We are now at a vital stage of change and development and there is a need for a Girls Worker to come and join the team. St Laurence has just been through a thorough review process as we continue to explore our calling. During this process, there has been a discernment by the whole church of four key priorities which we have committed to. These will be lived out across every aspect of church life.

These are:

  1. We commit to being the inclusive family of Jesus Christ where lives are transformed by love
  2. We commit to create spaces where people meet Jesus Christ and thrive as disciples
  3. We commit to love and serve young people in Reading and with them to love and serve others
  4. We commit to share what we learn so that the wider church may be effective in mission with young people

Purpose of the role

As a multi-generational church with a specific vocation to young people, we seek to employ staff to enable and facilitate the ministry of the whole community. There is a vacancy for the key role of Girls Worker, working as part of the team with the Youth Work Director, the Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead, the Youth Team,  the Vicar, Associate Vicar, PCC and all members of the community to greater serve and enable our vision.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual, exceptionally gifted in working with young people and teenage girls in particular, motivated to see the good news of Jesus transform young lives. The post-holder will be able to throw themselves into this community dedicated to building church with these young people, taking particular responsibility for the female young people with whom we regularly engage, many of whom have particular needs.

We would particularly welcome female applicants for this post to address the existing gender imbalance of our workforce. An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

To Apply

Please download an application form here. If you would like further details, please contact the Church Office on 01189 571293 or admin@stlreading.org

We welcome informal conversations about this role

Closing date: 3 June 2018     Short listing: 4 June 2018     Interviews: 11/12 June 2018

Living to see young people come to faith and build new forms of church with them