Family Worker (part-time) Christchurch Hitchin Logo    

Christchurch Hitchin

Part-time (20 hours per week).  This is a five year fixed term role.
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 (pro rata, inclusive of pension)

We are looking to recruit a Family Worker to join our team to provide vision, energy, and passion to our work among children and families in Hitchin.

You will be a key part of our team, working with our Leader of Youth and Children's Ministry to lead and develop an exciting and engaging family ministry, with a particular focus on children (0-11) and their families in our community.

Christchurch Hitchin is a Methodist/URC congregation in Hitchin with more than 250 members and an expanding, varied and developing ministry amongst children and families.

Ministry with families, children and youth is a large and vibrant part of the church.  We work directly with anyone aged 0 - 25, and indirectly with many adults too.  This ministry regularly involves over 70 children and young people, and has contact with more than 300 others.  We see this as an area of exciting growth, with a varied programme to help us reach out to our community through different initiatives and activities, from film club, Coffee Plus+ outreach, toddler groups, Messy Church, links with schools, scouts, cubs, brownies and guides, and other local voluntary groups.  We have an established junior church, creche, and family links in place to nurture and support those within our church.

This is supported and enabled by a capable team of over 50 volunteer leaders, and many other adults are involved in this ministry in various capacities and with a significant impact on the ministry and mission of Christchurch as a whole.

Key aspects of the role with include:

  • bringing vision and development to our children's groups and activities;
  • leading, inspiring and supporting our team of volunteers;
  • developing fellowship among families;
  • building relationships with children and families in Hitchin, and opportunities for them to explore the Christian faith.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and families, will be a skilled communicator, and able to form strong relationships with different people.  We are seeking a candidate with creativity, energy, and ability to work with a team to achieve great results.

For an informal conversation and to find out more, please contact Tom Lewis (Leader of Youth and Children's MInistry) on 07859 228543.

For information and an application pack, please contact Mandy Pye at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 February 2019.