Youth and Children's Work Adviser

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Diocesan Offices

  • Do you have the passion, vision and skills to enable churches and schools to engage the next generation of young people with the Christian faith?
  • Can you help churches find their vision for young people and enable them to pursue it?
  • Are you good at helping church leaders put inter-generational mission strategy into practice?

As our Youth and Children's Adviser you will support children and young people as they share their faith and growth in discipleship and vocation and you will be instrumental in the training of others within the Diocese.

You will promote the highest standards of care in meeting the spiritual, educational and pastoral needs of our young people and those working with them with your work in schools and parishes.

In this exciting post, open to lay and ordained applicants, you will work to enable the Diocese’s strategic framework live | pray | serve , which encourages the involvement of all in God’s mission in the church.

Closing date for applications is 17th June.

The interviews will take place on 28th June.

In this key strategic role you will:

  • encourage and equip those that seek to engage young people with Christian faith.
  • work with colleagues in promoting discipleship development in schools and churches.
  • offer theological, process and practical skills to help church leaders and PCCs develop a vision and effective practice for work with young people;

The ideal candidate will

  • understand and be committed to the theological principles of discipleship and Christian education for children and young people;
  • be able to apprehend and analyse national and diocesan strategies and working with churches and schools to put them into practice across the diocese;
  • be excellent in communicating, preparing and delivering inspirational presentations to a variety of audiences.

Our diocese is made up of 11,000 or so worshippers in 139 Church of England parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It is led by our Bishop, and includes clergy, Readers, retired clergy, chaplains, paid staff and thousands of volunteers who work in our parishes.

Our diocese is also divided into seven deaneries, each of which co-ordinates the mission and ministry of parishes in their area.

Further information about the diocese can be found at :

We have a framework to envision our diocese in the future - and it can be summed up in just three words:

live | pray | serve will be our guide for the future, as we seek to equip people to live as disciples of Christ; to pray, individually and together as worshipping communities; and to serve our local neighbourhoods and society together.

To achieve this, we will encourage and support our parishes, chaplaincies and church schools as they aim to:

  • make disciples of Christ;
  • grow our churches;
  • equip people for lifelong learning; and
  • promote the transformation of society.

These four strands embrace all the work covered by our central diocesan teams, but are also picked up through engagement with individual worshippers and in local parishes, communities, chaplaincies, and schools.

To discuss the post, please contact Revd Canon Anthony Rustell

Closing date for applications is 17th June.

The interviews will take place on 28th June.