Youth Worker

At St James our vision is to love Jesus, grow disciples and serve the community. 

Our work with young people is an important part of this.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, faith-filled youth worker to lead and develop our vision of growing young disciples.

We have a small group of young people ready to be nurtured, but need someone to lead, expand and develop new areas of ministry with our Sunday activities and mid-week groups, and network with other youth leaders and churches across the city.

This is a part time position of 20 – 25 hours per week but we may consider applications of less than 20 hours per week.

We are seeking to appoint a youth worker who will:

  • Nurture our current 11-18s as lifelong disciples of Christ.
  • Develop the group activities to encourage young people up to and beyond the age of 18.
  • Pioneer new mission areas and outreach with young people within our community, including students living in Denton Holme.

The successful candidate will have a passion and love both for Jesus, and for young people, and will be committed to journeying alongside them to help them to grow as Christians. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and able to inspire and lead others, as well as working well in a team. We as a church are committed to nurturing and growing the successful applicant in their leadership gifts and skills.

Weekend and evening working are essential to this post.

Salary: £19,500 – £22,000 (pro rata for part-time)

Hours: 20 to 25 hours per week

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)

Start Date: As soon as possible

This will be a permanent position.

Closing Date For Applications: Monday 6 June, 2022

For more details, and an application pack please contact the Revd Nina Orchard on 01228 381004, email or visit

St James' Church
St James' Road

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm