Children and Youth Worker - Hampstead Parish Church

Job Posted: 211 days ago

Available until: 6th Nov 2018

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£24,000 to £26,000


Hampstead Parish Church

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to lead and develop a ministry which is highly valued in a busy North London church with a well-regarded church primary school. The worker will coordinate work across the whole age range, specialising in certain parts of it.

Do you want to see growth in numbers and faith? Could you coordinate our significant Sunday ministry to around fifty children and young people? Do you value worship which is eucharistically centred and chorally led? Do you enjoy working with schools, choirs and midweek groups? Can you motivate and develop volunteers, and could you to shape a team as well as work within a team?

If so we would love to hear from you. We will offer a competitive salary package according to experience, and a supportive place within a newly formed and enthusiastic staff team.

For further details and an informal conversation please email Jeremy Fletcher at

Please write a letter of application enclosing a full CV and details of two referees to

Revd Jeremy Fletcher

14, Church Row,



About Us

Hampstead Parish Church (St John-at-Hampstead) is an historic church in North London, Zone 2/3. In the Borough of Camden, HPC is in the North Camden Deanery of the Edmonton Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London. The Electoral Roll is over 300, and around 200 people worship regularly on Sundays.


HPC's Purpose

Building an inclusive community of Christian love, faith, witness and action

HPC aims to be:  

a compassionate, open church, both locally rooted and globally connected,

confidently sharing the good news of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

seeking justice, welcoming all, and walking alongside one another in love and faith

With God’s help HPC is committed to

growing in impact and numbers
offering open welcome and active invitation
helping people of all ages to come to and deepen faith
being creative and generous in offering worship, developing mission and working for justice
working in partnership with others to pursue shared goals

HPC is in the sacramental tradition of the Church of England. Sunday worship is Eucharistic, robed, and chorally led. Around 150 people attend the 10.30 service each week. Children are admitted to Communion at around Year 2, and confirmation happens from Year 7. Junior Church and Junior Choir take place every Sunday during school terms, and there are up to six All Age Eucharists a year. There are very close links to Hampstead Parochial School, a primary with around 220 pupils.

Both the Vicar and Curate are recently appointed, and the opportunities for growth are great. Our vision is for our children and young people to grow in numbers and faith, and for developing new work, including with local schools.

About You

You will ideally have experience in children and/or youth ministry, and will have a specialism in one part of the age range. You will be confident coordinating work across the range, especially our significant Sunday ministry to around fifty children and young people. You will oversee the ministry through the week, including to many young choristers and in our popular toddler service, ‘Holy Hamsters’. You will have a vision to develop new midweek and holiday work. You will enjoy working with schools, and you will have a vision for enabling work with older teenagers, who are under-represented at present.

You will share the vision of Hampstead Parish Church, demonstrating values of being inclusive and loving; reflective and experimental; transparent and accountable; accessible and participative.  You will have good organisational and motivational skills, and be able to plan and manage a budget. You will be able to motivate and develop volunteers, and be able to shape a team as well as work within a team.

You will join a team including the Vicar (Jeremy Fletcher, appointed March 2017) and the Assistant Curate (Dr Ayla Lepine, appointed July 2018); along with the Administrator (appointed November 2016), the Director of Music (appointed January 2018) and the Assistant Organist and Director of the Junior Choir (appointed September 2008).

Terms and Conditions

The role is envisaged as full time. We are keen to enable the right person to join us, and are open to conversations about part time working, and about travel and living arrangements.

Hours can be worked flexibly. Sunday mornings and Thursday mornings are essential, and holidays should avoid peak times of involvement. There will be some evening work, including attendance at PCC and planning meetings.

We envisage the full time role to be in the range £24 – 26k per annum depending on experience.

Six weeks holiday per year.  Contributions will be made into an agreed pension scheme.

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