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Children’s and Young People’s Leader

Mack is an active and independent, church in the heart of the city of Cardiff.

Our vision is to build up committed followers of Jesus Christ, and to enthuse them to share their faith with others. We are looking for someone who loves God and loves children, young people and their families, to help us fulfil this vision in our church and our community.

We have established Sunday and mid-week activities for different age groups in the church and are keen to explore opportunities both in the church and in the wider local community to reach more families and children with the good news of Jesus Christ.

 If you are passionate about children and young people coming to know Jesus, if you want to support families in the building up and discipling of their children, and believe in reaching out to children who do not yet know Jesus, we would love to chat to you.

 We are a church with a congregation of around 65 people. We are members of the Evangelical Alliance and Partnership UK.

Working hours: Flexible by agreement with the successful candidate.

We offer a very competitive hourly rate, for further information about details of hours and salary please email with Children’s and Young People’s Leader Info as the subject of the email. 

To apply for this role please send us your CV and a letter of application. In your letter please set out your reasons for applying and show how you meet its requirements.

Applications should be emailed to (the subject should be ‘Application’)

Applications must contain the names and addresses of 2 individuals prepared to provide a contextually relevant reference.

Before taking up his / her role the successful candidate must complete a DBS check as part of Mack Church’s due diligence.

Job description

Purpose: Leadership of the children’s and young people’s work at Mackintosh Evangelical Church.

Reports to:  The Trustees

Background: To facilitate and contribute towards the achievement of Mack’s strategic objectives (lifting up, building up, reaching out) among children and young people and their families.

Essential requirements: To be a committed Christian, DBS clearance, qualification in and / or experience of working with children and young people, community development or families.

Key duties

  1. Corporate / strategic
  • To lead and teach and pastor the children and young people across our activities
  • To lead and inspire the teams that deliver these activities
  • To contribute to the leading of church services and activities so that children, teenagers and families are encouraged in their walk with Christ.
  • To contribute towards the discipleship and pastoral care of Mack’s children, young people and families.
  • To identify and lead on opportunities for community outreach amongst children and families.
  1. Links with community organisations
  • To maintain contact and build good relationships with local schools (primary and secondary), churches and other community groups.
  1. Specific Activities

3.i.       Children and Young People

  • To be the leader and primary planner / person in charge of the youth groups (My Space and The Venue)
  • To be the leader and primary planner and be present in the delivery of Sunday School.
  • To lead the planning and delivery of ‘one-off’ events, e.g. holiday clubs.etc.
  • To build and maintain good relationships with our two local schools – Albany Primary and Roath Park Primary. This will include participating in school life e.g. taking assemblies, hosting visits of the schools to Mack – Christmas Unwrapped, Easter Cracked, The Life Exhibition etc.
  • To develop and lead activities for older teens as the need arises
  • To co-ordinate, support and encourage the team of volunteer leaders / helpers within the youth and children’s work
  • To deliver pastoral care and discipleship to the children and young people

3.ii.      Families

  • To support and, as necessary, lead MiniScules (our mid-week toddlers work).
  • To support families within Mack and encourage the engagement of new families in the life of the church.

3.iii.     Church and community

  • To lead, from time to time, family and other Sunday services
  • To support Mack’s activities for students e.g. being present at student lunches
  • To assist, where needed, in a range of community outreach initiatives e.g. parenting groups, CAP, Wisdom House etc.
  • To manage the DBS process in Mack Church

3.iv. Other

  • Other duties and responsibilities may need to be undertaken after consultation with the Trustees and Elders. Such activities might include the establishment of a weekly homework club, young people’s weekends away etc.