We are currently recruiting for a Youth Minister.

Youth Minister 

£20,000-£28,000 yearly

Full Time. Part-time considered.

Are you an enthusiastic, creative, warm and patient Christian who is passionate to see young people come into a relationship with Jesus and grow as disciples? We are looking for a Youth Minister who is gifted in building relationships and teaching the Bible, and has a passion to help our young people become strong disciples of Christ as well as reach out to the wider community with the good news of Jesus.

St Nicolas Church is a vibrant, evangelical, town-centre church with a congregation encompassing all ages and stages of life. We are a healthy church, and we are hungry to grow. You would join a united and committed staff team and church leadership – and you would be given an exciting opportunity to lead a fruitful youth ministry with great potential for further growth.

The role:
The youth and children’s work at St Nicolas Church has been a draw for many families for many years. As in most churches, our youth ministry has experienced much change over the two years of the pandemic. Our main youth groups are now up and running once more, led by strong teams of committed volunteers. They are doing a fantastic job and we are very encouraged by the number of young people returning. We are now looking for a new youth minister to work with and grow our existing teams, and to oversee and develop the ministry long term. We are keen to rebuild our youth ministry outside of Sundays, to reconnect with the youth within our church families (some who no longer attend church), and to develop our outreach to our town.

The successful candidate will need to take ownership of the youthwork (11-18s) in the church, being creative and visionary in line with the overall vision of St Nicolas Church: Being good news. Bringing good news.

This is a full time post. However, we are willing to consider a part-time role for the right candidate. We are very open to receiving applications from candidates with only informal experience of youth ministry: we are looking for potential as much as for experience.

For an informal conversation about this post, contact Rev Will Hunter Smart (Rector of St Nicolas Church) at or 01635 285 710.

Full Job Description and Person Specification: Download here

Introduction and background to the post: Download here

St Nicolas Vision Document: Download herePrint version.

Application Form: Download here

Confidential Declaration Form: Download here

St Nicolas Church Safeguarding Policy: Download here

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th June

It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that this post be filled by a Christian.
St Nicolas Church takes safeguarding very seriously. We will follow a full Safer Recruitment process, requiring Enhanced DBS Disclosure.