Youth Leader

Job Posted: 78 days ago

Available until: 18th Mar 2019

Key Features


Bethnal Green

Job Type:



£27,000 to £32,000


Good Shepherd Mission

The Good Shepherd Mission is seeking an experienced Youth Leader to manage and develop work with young people (11-18 year olds) in the Bethnal Green area of London.  

If you are a Christian believer with a passion for reaching young people with the Good News of Jesus, we’d love to hear from you.*  

The role also includes: -

discipling and mentoring young people;
planning, leading and growing other leaders;
developing new work with young people in a variety of settings.

Go to to find out more.  Or for an informal conversation, contact Jenny Bollans at

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2019.  Interviews will take place in April 2019 (actual dates to be confirmed).

Applicants must have right of abode in the UK (meaning you’re allowed to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions).

(*There is an Occupational Requirement (OR) for the successful applicant to be Christian)

Youth Leader - Job Description

To lead and develop the Gospel mission of the Good Shepherd Mission’s work with 11-18 year olds.



Planning – Preparing and planning termly programmes and activities for young people in the local area and within the Mission fellowship.  This includes preparing and leading Bible studies, planning residentials , holiday provision for young people, recruiting young people and volunteers, securing bursaries and accompanying  young people attending summer camps.

Discipling & Mentoring - Forming intentional discipling relationships with young people where they are encouraged and challenged in their faith journey. Establishing 1-2-1 and mentoring relationships with young people and managing any issues arising with young people individually.

Growing Leaders – Working with young people to develop their leadership potential and support them with appropriate steps into leadership.

Schools & Detached Work – Continue and develop the Mission’s work in the local area and schools work with local schools.  This may include group and mentoring work in keeping with the GSM mission statement.


Oversee Youth Work Teams – Provide oversight, coordination, and support to volunteer teams. Setting strategic vision and direction for youth outreach.  Identifying resources and teaching materials for sessions where applicable, and resourcing teams.

Growing Leaders - Identify, resource and grow leaders for the appropriate areas of youth work.


Identify gaps in the youth provision at the Mission and develop solutions to fill these gaps.  This may include establishing and leading either new regular youth activities or short term pieces of work.

Partnerships – Maintain partnerships by working with established partners and seeking new partnering opportunities with other local churches or youth organisations in line with the GSM values.


Collaborative Working - to connect and where appropriate to work collaboratively with the Mission’s Early Years and Primary workers and ministries.

Administration - Maintain required record keeping, registers, consent forms and other youth work related administrative tasks.

Training - Keep up to date with Mission policies, procedures, and good practice.

Evaluation and Review - Regular evaluation and review of your work with a view to developing the work further.

Support - Participating in staff and team meetings, regular line management meetings and monthly professional supervision with an external supervisor.

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