ABOUT THE ROLE:
Location: Home based (Living or willing to relocate to North London or Manchester)
Hours of work: Full time (40 hours p/w)
Responsible to: Senior Impact Team Leader
Salary: £30k p/a upon completion of Training Scheme, plus, London weighting for roles based in London. Starting salary of £25k during the training year.
TEAM LEADER TRAINING SCHEME
The Field Team Leader Training Scheme is a 12-month program that seeks to equip new Team Leaders, enabling them to effectively develop and deliver the vision of Urban Saints in the field. On completion, you will become an Impact Team Leader and will be responsible for our mission in a specific area of the UK.
As part of the training, you will be able to visit Urban Saints groups across the nation, engage with our Energize online resources and participate on Urban Saints summer camps and overseas trips, which will give you a wider understanding of who we are as an organisation and how we reach and disciple young people.
One of our experienced Impact Team Leaders will be walking alongside you throughout your training and will act as your mentor; this person will be able to support you and guide you as you learn more about Urban Saints and this exciting team.
Overall purpose of the role
Upon completion of the training scheme you will become an Impact Team Leader, responsible for delivering Urban Saints’ 2020 Vision at a local level. You will report to a Senior Impact Team Leader and be a key part of the wider field team corporately responsible for delivering Urban Saints’ Vision at a national level.
Urban Saints’ core strategy and DNA lies within our 112-year-old model of volunteer leaders gathering young people into weekly groups and then loving, discipling and launching them into the world to make a difference for Christ.
To deliver this strategy you will intelligently pioneer and lead a network of volunteers across your area of responsibility (North London or Manchester) by recruiting, training and enabling them to lead their Urban Saints groups successfully.
This role requires a pioneer spirit, extensive local travel and a strong ability to network, motivate and achieve results through volunteer leaders.
Your main responsibility will be to engage with the 12-month training scheme, with the view of becoming an Impact Team Leader at the end of the programme. Upon completion of the scheme, you will have gained the right skills, knowledge and abilities to comfortably perform the key responsibilities of the role which includes the following:
- To be an apostle, planting at least 12 new groups in your local area over 5 years; establishing them, ensuring they are sustainable and passing them on to excellent volunteer leaders for the long term.
- To build, lead, coach and manage a high performing team of local volunteers who lead, run and plant disciple-making groups for children and young people.
- To run one group of your own.
- To continue to supervise, guide, inspire, support and provide quality control for all Urban Saints groups in your area.
- In consultation with your line manager you will grow existing networks and partnerships where appropriate.
- To be a key member of the UK National Impact Team, contributing to the development and achievement of the 2020 Vision plan alongside the whole Impact Team.
- In conjunction with the Camps Team Leader, develop, guide, promote residential camp experiences for young people within your area.
- In conjunction with the Overseas Team Leader, to develop, guide and promote international discipleship trips for young people within your area.
- In conjunction with the Energize Team Leader, to promote and develop local engagement with Urban Saints online resources, advocating their use in groups.
- To be an advocate for all Urban Saints’ ministries, ensuring your local work both promotes and integrates with the wider organisation.
- Research, measure and evidence your impact against strategy Key Performance indicators for your local area.
To deliver weekly reports on attendance, demographic and progress of all groups in your area.
(The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and level of the post.)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- To be a learner
- A vocational mindset
- Ability to mobilise and organize volunteers
- Ability to develop excellent relationships with a wide range of local church contacts
- Willing to learn about safeguarding, health and safety and general compliance.
- A strong understanding of evaluation and monitoring methods with excellent skills in using data and evidence to drive quality and innovation
- Excellent facilitation skills
- Able to communicate effectively with adults and young people
- Clear, concise and effective communication skills, both written and oral
- Able to agree to the Urban Saints basis of faith
- Ability to disciple young people, plant groups and train volunteer leaders
- Ability to lead and manage a team of volunteer leaders, managing performance effectively, setting clear expectations and objectives, managing competing priorities and balancing differing needs
- A self-starter, able to work independently and also work with a wider team
- Excellent project management skills
- Ability to deliver 5-year plans, managing the different stages of delivery effectively
- Able to work collaboratively across the organisation while demonstrating both sound judgement and independence of mind
- Ability to provide regular written reports
- To live or willing to relocate to the designated area of responsibility (North London or Manchester)
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
- Have run your own youth discipleship group
- Experience of Christian youth work in your area of responsibility (North London or Manchester)
- Experience of beginning new initiatives
- Excellent knowledge of safeguarding guidelines and procedures
- Experience of managing others (paid/volunteers)
- Experience of working with budgets and delivery of programmes to agreed budgets
- Knowledge of current trends and challenges in youth work
- Experience of organising large events and residentials
- Excellent bible knowledge
- A proven long-term track record in youth ministry
- Significant experience achieving results through volunteers
- Understanding of the Charity context
Must have a current UK driving licence and access to a car.
This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a committed evangelical Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
- To receive first class training from a leading youth organisation.
- 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays.
- Pension scheme – we contribute 6% to the Urban Saints pension scheme.
- Life assurance – you will receive life assurance cover to the value of four times your annual pensionable salary.
- Childcare vouchers – a form of salary sacrifice allowing employees to receive childcare vouchers.
- 8 Volunteering days – you will have an opportunity to volunteer for one of our events or a similar charity of choice.
APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE:
To apply for this role please email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a copy of your CV
- a completed Recruitment Monitoring Form (available from www.urbansaints.org/itl)
- a covering letter, which includes answers to the following:
- Please write a 50 words personal mission statement.
- Tell us why you are a good match for this role.
- Explain how you would plant a new group for children and young people in a setting outside of the church.
- Tell us about your spiritual journey and how you understand God’s call on your life.
- What five words would your close friends use to describe you?
Closing date for applications: 9th September 2018.
First interviews will be during the second week of September 2018. Second interviews will then be at the end of September 2018.