July 11, 2019


The aim of the role is to:

  • Encourage young people in their faith in Jesus Christ through teaching, worship, fellowship, discipleship, prayer and mission
  • Support the local schools and communities through support of young people
  • Work with and develop a positive Christian presence in the Schools in Glastonbury

Job description

To develop and grow the youth work (10 – 18 years) of St John’s Church, Glastonbury.

In particular to:

  1. Develop and eventually take responsibility for the Youth Group, ‘ReMix’.
  2. Build relationships with the small group of young people connected with the church, providing opportunities for them to explore faith, building on the recent Youth Alpha Course.
  3. Develop relationships with the local secondary school, St Dunstan’s. Look for opportunities to provide a Christian presence in the school through a CU or similar (as agreed with the school).
  4. Find opportunities to work with years 5 and 6 children, to ensure consistency as they transition from primary to secondary education.
  5. Continue relationships and work with the two secular youth clubs in the local area (Red Brick YMCA & Glastonbury Windmill Hill Youth Club).
  6. Look for new ways of being Church in the newly refurbished Church building.
  7. Be an ex-officio member of the PCC.
  8. Be a member of the “Events” Team of St John’s.
  9. Link with the Town Council and attend appropriate meetings.
  10. Link with various young people’s groups within the town eg Scouts, Girl Guides and the young persons’ Town Council Representatives.

Essential Criteria

We have no preference to male or female

Driver is non essential as person based in town centre and public transport by bus is good for going to key areas eg Yeovil, Taunton, Wells, Bath

Needs to be able to communicate well with teenagers as expectation that this person will work in the local secondary school

Also good at networking

Able to work alone but also collaboratively within a ministry team of the Benefice of Glastonbury with Meare

Be reflective, prayerful and have a strong sense of Christian ethos

Enjoy having fun!

Preferred Criteria

Enjoy working with different age groups of young people

Encourage others to tell their story

Be able to relate the Gospel in a practical way to young people

Accommodation Details

Host Family

Week Overview

Day Morning Afternoon Evening Hours Monday Cluster Study Free 8 Tuesday Office-based Supervision Free 7 Wednesday Study School’s work Free 7 Thursday Free School’s work Church event 7 Friday Coffee Group School’s work ReMix Youth Group 8 Saturday Day off Day off Day off Sunday Church Free Free 3 40

PCC Meetings bi-monthly : 7.30 – 9pm on a Tuesday (time to be taken off in lieu)

Glastonbury Windmill Hill Youth Club – Wednesday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Windmill Hill Youth Club, St Edmund’s Hall, BA6 8EG

Glastonbury Red Brick Youth Club – Friday’s 6:30pm-9:00pm at Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT

Ready to Apply?

If you would like to explore joining SWYM then please fill in an application form, and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps. 

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