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Quinton Park Baptist Church family worker

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Approx. 18hours/ week (including Sunday mornings), fixed term 12 months
Salary £25k-£27k pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)  
Quinton Park Baptist Church is a welcoming and generous Baptist Church in Cheylesmore, South Coventry.  Keen to invest further in our children and young people, we are introducing a new part-time position of family worker.  
Role purpose:
To enable children and families to discover and grow in their faith in Jesus through excellent programmes and activities, partnering with parents and supporting volunteers.
Please see job description and job specification below.

If you are interested in the role, please send a CV, as well as a covering letter which outlines how you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

If you would like an informal conversation, please contact Alan Schofield, Church Secretary at
We can only accept applications from people with a right to work in the UK.

Job description, Family Worker Quinton Park Baptist Church:

Role purpose:

To enable children and families to discover and grow in their faith in Jesus through excellent programmes and activities, partnering with parents and supporting volunteers.


The family worker will be an integral and active member of the church, participating in Sunday worship as well as other activities during the week.

Developing Relationships:

  • Build on the work that is happening with children and families, supporting the current leadership team

  • Be proactive in building relationships and actively engaging families more in the worshipping life of the church.

  • Work in partnership with the volunteer team, helping them be an integral part of the planning and delivery of the children’s work.

  • Leading the Sunday School, equipping volunteers, planning and leading sessions, ensuring the high-quality delivery of all activities.

  • Organising & resourcing the Church’s Sunday creche provision, as necessary

  • Being an integral and active member of the wider church and visible to all. There will be opportunity to participate in Sunday Services (leading/prayers/short ‘family’ talks/ all-age services) depending on where gifts lie.

  • Providing pastoral care, and discipleship. This will involve leading and teaching personally, as well as training and supporting other helpers.​

  • Equip, communicate with and celebrate volunteers. Enable and empower volunteers to work alongside you in proclaiming the Gospel in word and action, through outreach activities and church-based events.

  • Taking time to grow fruitful relationships with families connected to the church.

  • Developing new activities to help QP engage with its local community.​

  • Collaborate with other local churches and/or voluntary groups working in the area; share fully in the church’s engagement with community events.

  • Work to establish/ build on community links with local schools and other strategic partners.

  • Ensuring all children’s and youth activities are compliant with current safeguarding and health and safety regulations, working alongside the church’s designated person for safeguarding.

  • Ensure volunteers are aware of, trained and adhere to our Safeguarding policy and procedures.

  • Oversight of the budget for the Kids and Families work.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Identify resources to help families talk about faith and to resource parents to take ownership of the spiritual development of their child.

  • Perform other duties, as necessary


Place of work:

Quinton Park Baptist Church, Coventry, CV3 5PZ

Accountable to:

Minister / church secretary and via appraisals (6-month probationary period)

Job Specification, Family Worker Quinton Park Baptist Church:

 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • They are a committed Christian with a sincere, active and growing faith in Christ

  • A passionate and excellent practitioner of children’s work

  • The energy and ability to inspire and enthuse young people, children and adults in a variety of contexts within and outside the church.

  • The ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with individuals and groups (large and small), adults and children.

  • The ability to work alone, undertake research and be a creative self-starter

  • Be a team player, able to build effective relationships, and to work alongside and support others

  • Be able to motivate, inspire and encourage volunteers.

  • A non-judgmental and inclusive attitude and approach

  • Good practice in setting boundaries and giving appropriate care

  • Good listening skills and a mature approach to people and work

  • An understanding of reflective practice

  • The ability to plan and lead worship in church and elsewhere.

  • The desire to grow and learn.

  • Be able to respect confidentiality & be pastorally sensitive.

  • Administrative competence (e.g. managing a budget, carrying out risk assessments), with confident IT skills

  • Have a knowledge of and commitment to, good safeguarding practice

  • A readiness to be a committed member of QP

The following are desirable:

  • A qualification relating to children’s work

  • A full clean driving license with access to a car

  • A theological and/or children’s ministry qualification

  • A First Aid qualification

The appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (DBS)

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a committed Christian in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

The nature of the job requires a high degree of confidentiality, tact and discretion when giving or receiving information which could be confidential.

We can only accept applications from people with a right to work in the UK.

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