Youth Leader

Job Posted: 9 days ago

Available until: 8th May 2019

Key Features



Job Type:



£21,000 to £23,000



To see young people boldly and unashamedly step out in faith for Jesus.

BACKGROUND: Oadby Baptist Church is a thriving Baptist Church in the growing and diverse town of Oadby, 4 miles outside of Leicester City Centre. We can trace our history all the way back to 1795, but we’ve been on our current site since 1898. We have a membership of around 110 and we welcome up to 130 people on a Sunday Morning for our 10.30am Service.

OUR CURRENT YOUTH WORK: For the past 7 years we have been in partnership with the Reality Youth Project who have provided us with a youth worker, but we feel the time is now right to employ our own youth leader.

We currently have a number of established youth work ministries and activities, including both the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades, between which we see up to 70 children and young people each week. We also run a monthly Friday night youth group, a youth house group and a Sunday morning group for ages 11-18. Whilst we anticipate that some of these ministries will continue, we are willing and open to the successful candidate bringing in fresh ideas that inspire us to reconsider how best to achieve our vision for youth work.

THE ROLE: We’re looking for a qualified and experienced youth leader to join us at OBC for an initial 3-year period, to lead us on in our ministry to young people, both within and outside of the Church, recognising the importance of the past whilst also challenging us on how best to prepare for the future. For full details of the role, please see the Job Description and Personal Specification.

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Download the Application Form here

TO APPLY: If you sense God might be calling you to fulfill this role here at OBC, then why not take a look at our Job Description and Personal Specification and prayerfully consider whether you wish to apply? If you do, you can complete our Application Form and return it to Revd. Tom Cox at Or, if you just want to chat through the role before applying, you can email Tom or call on 07883 573 593.


  • This is a full-time, 3-year role, comprised of 40-hours per week over 6 days (including evenings and weekends) with one full day off per week.
  • We’re offering a salary of £21,000 - £23,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience, plus pension contributions, NI payments, and out-of pocket expenses as appropriate.
  • The post-holder will be entitled to a maximum of 25 weekdays and 6 Sundays of paid Annual Leave, in addition to Bank Holidays.
  • It is expected that the post-holder will work primarily from OBC. Office space and all necessary equipment and materials will be provided.
  • Applicants are required to be practising Christians and must agree to the Baptist Union’s Declaration of Principle.
  • The deadline for applications is 12pm (noon) on Friday 10th May 2019.
  • Initial Interviews will be held on Saturday 18th May 2019. Further interviews may be requested.
  • The start date for this role will ideally be 1st September 2019.
  • The post-holder will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

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