Part Time – 20 hours per week

Fixed Term –  initially 2 years

Home based

Salary £24,600 FTE

The Northern Synod is seeking to invest in work with children and young people as it develops its 5 year plan for the future.  As part of that plan it is initially seeking to employ a number of pioneer workers to develop existing and initiate new work with children and young people. All of the work takes account of the importance of the family context of children and young people.  The URC northern Synod covers the area from North Northumberland to Northallerton.

These new positions provide an opportunity to work with a group of churches to help them pioneer new and develop existing work with children & families and with young people.  The posts involve working as a member of the Northern Synod Field team and contributing to Synod strategy for working with children & families and young people.  It will be essential that the worker develops good relationships with volunteers in local churches as well as effectively networking with others who work with children and young people.

This post is based in the North West and Central Newcastle group of URC churches working specifically with Jesmond URC, St Andrews Kenton URC & West End URC.  The detailed foci of the work is outlined in the job description but includes developing work with local schools.

The pioneer workers will be employed by the Synod and a member of the Synod Field team and will be accountable to the Synod Children’s Work and Youth Work Advisors.  Local support will be through a locally based steering group.  Since the work involves travel, a full driving licence and access to a car are necessary requirements.

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK and must hold a current NI number, UK bank account and valid proof of ID (passport or British birth certificate, please go to for more information). Due to the nature of the job a full driving licence and use of car is essential.

Closing Date: 5 pm Monday, 13 June 2022

Shortlisting:  15 June after which those selected for interview will be contacted by e-mail.

Candidates selected will be required to attend in person for face to face interviews and to meet local church representatives for the post on Friday 17 June 2022 at Jesmond URC.

Application forms and full details can be obtained by emailing Isabelle Milburn

Any questions or for an informal conversation regarding the post please contact John Stephenson, Youth Work Advisor (part-time) 07849 670210 or email

Job Description and Person Specification


Location Gosforth

Part time – 28 hours per week (worked across 4 days)

FTE Salary £28,000- £30,000
(Actual salary £20,906 – £22,400)

Trinity Centre

Mission – to create safe, appropriate and affordable spaces that benefit the Church and the local community.
Trinity Centre is a vibrant community hub occupying a unique position, incorporating Trinity Church, in the heart of Gosforth High Street, with great local shops, a lovely park and easy access by bus and Metro. This is a successful local business offering space to hire for events, conferences, fitness activities and for other community groups.

The Centre, which also contains a separately managed, Caffe 1901 Deli, hosts more than 100 groups each week, with rental spaces of varying sizes, involving all ages from babies to the elderly.

The role

The Centre Manager has responsibility for maximisation of revenue and the identification of new revenue streams, as well as the daily running of the Centre and management of four staff and a number of volunteers in support roles.

The person

The post holder will be a team player with strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills and a real commitment to the development, mission and the aims of Trinity Centre.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proven customer focused manager who is well organised, has experience of managing staff and volunteers and ideally experience of running a community-centred organisation.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will be sympathetic to the ethos and values of the Christian Church.

The package

If you feel you have the necessary qualities, we would like you to apply and join our team. You can do this by requesting an application pack from The closing date is midday on Monday 20th June, 2022. Interviews will be held week commencing 4th July, 2022.

who will be based at Trinity Church, Gosforth 

Trinity Church is a welcoming, inclusive, and intergenerational Church in a great location on Gosforth High Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person to join Trinity’s team of staff and volunteers to support their ministry with young people (aged 11-19).

You will support young people in the Church on their journey of faith and discipleship; you will support the Church leadership in keeping young people at the heart of the Church community; and you will participate in the Church’s outreach to young people in the neighbourhood, especially developing contact with local schools.

This part-time role (20 hours per week) would suit someone starting out on a career in youth work, or someone with a heart for young people who wants to do youth work alongside part-time study, voluntary work, or caring. The working pattern can be arranged flexibly around the mutual requirements of the Church and the Youth Worker, although Sunday will normally be a working day.

Trinity Church is a local ecumenical partnership of the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, both of which have active and supportive networks of youth and children’s work in our region.

3 years Fixed Term Contract; 20 hours per week to be worked flexibly by arrangement.

Commencing in August 2022.

Salary: £10,902 – £11,508 depending on experience

There is a genuine occupational requirement for the post-holder to be a Christian.

The appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and satisfactory references. Both the Circuit and Trinity Church are committed to the Safeguarding of children and adults at risk. We implement the Safeguarding Policy of the Methodist Church, which can be viewed at: and-guidance/

To obtain an application pack please contact the Circuit Administrator, Mrs Sue Walker, at

Closing date for applications: 24th June 2022 Interviews on: Saturday 9th July 2022

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