Youth Worker Vacancy 

Position:          Church & Community Youth Worker
Organisation: Crediton Methodist Church, Devon EX17 3AW
Salary:             JNC Payscale 10 – 15, from £21,512 to £26,474 per annum
                    (dependent on qualifications/experience)
If you love working as a church youth leader, but also love community youth work, why choose? This new role combines exciting opportunities in both these fields.

Big Top Youth Cafe

Over the past six years, the Crediton Methodist Church Youth Work Project has established a full programme of youth activities, including an open access youth café open 3 times weekly, the offer of regular mentoring with individuals, a health drop-in and contribution to PSHE with the local academy, detached work twice weekly in Crediton, and a faith based spiritual programme with the  young people who worship with us.   

 We are now looking to create a new two-year programme which will maintain and enhance our current delivery and undertake a research project to develop a new emotional well-being and resilience programme for young people in Crediton. Covid-19, and the impact that has had on young people in the town, has given an additional urgency to our desire to implement the project. It is intended that the second year will provide opportunities to trial new provision to support mental health so that a further three-year project can be designed and implemented.

Crediton is a small, friendly market town in beautiful, rural mid Devon. There is a strong commitment to youth well-being within the town and support for youth activities, including this project, from a number of local agencies including the town council.

So, we’re looking for someone who has excellent time management, as this will be a demanding role! But more importantly, we need someone who is passionate about helping young people to explore who they are and to reach their full potential, both within a Christian context, and within a wider community setting. 

You’ll need to be creative and a self-starter, although we’re planning to be as supportive as we possibly can be to make your role a success. There is already a group of young leaders, who have come through the project, a dedicated youth work management group, sessional workers and our minister, so we won’t be expecting you to achieve success all by yourself!
If you’d like to know more, please contact us using the website contact form or phone 01363 777308 to request more details or ask for an application pack.
Completed forms should be submitted by noon on the 28th July 2020 and we hope to interview in the week  beginning the 3rd August 2020. 
There is an occupational requirement that the role holder is a Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Links to supporting documentation:

Project brief
Job description  
Person specification
Application form