Church of the Martyrs is a lively Anglican church set in the uniquely diverse community of West Leicester. We are seeking to appoint a part-time children’s and young families’ worker, serving our increasingly diverse church family of children and adults.

We have an exciting vision for growing our mission amongst primary-aged children, pre-school children and young families, encompassing two main aims:

  • to deepen Christian discipleship both amongst existing children and new children who are coming in to our children’s and young families’ activities;
  • to deepen belonging of whole families to the extended church family of the Martyrs, particularly where cultural barriers present a challenge to true integration.

We are looking for someone with:

  • a passion for seeing children grow as disciples of Jesus;
  • sound knowledge of the Bible, understanding of faith development in children and ability to prepare and present age-appropriate teaching material;
  • an ability to relate easily to children and families of different cultures or different social backgrounds and awareness of the complex issues that can affect family life;
  • experience of working well as part of a team in church-based children’s work;
  • Awareness of good safeguarding practice.

The position will be for 21 hours per week, worked flexibly through the week (including Sunday mornings)

The successful applicant will be supported by a core team of lay people committed to this new work, alongside our existing volunteer children’s and young peoples’ leaders and helpers.

Salary: (based upon 21 hours a week) in the range of £10,800-£14,400 depending upon experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7th November 2018

Interview date: Friday 16th November 2018

  • There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a Christian.
  • An Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.
  • An appointment is conditional on entitlement to work in the UK
  • We encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are currently under-represented on the PCC of the Church of the Martyrs.

For an application pack, please contact the Church Administrator, David Hemmings on 0116 255 5921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (church office open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm).



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