Youth and Families Pastor

£22,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • Battle Baptist Church
  • Battle, UK
  • 11 Jun, 2019
Full time Other Pastor / Minister

Job Description

Youth and Families Pastor

Battle Baptist Church is a thriving Baptist Church in the town of Battle in East Sussex. We have an increasing number of young people within the church who attend youth events throughout the week. We also have growing connections within the local community, with over fifty young people regularly attending our Friday night youth club. We see this ministry as a critical part of our mission to share the message of Christ to all ages.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Youth and Families Pastor to lead and develop the church’s ministry to young people (aged 11-19 years) and their families both within the church and the local community, as part of the Church’s vision of “Being Transformed Together”.


The Role

  • Leading and developing the church's work with young people and their families
  • Teaching, discipling and offering pastoral care to our young people and their families
  • Working in partnership with a dedicated team of volunteers, building upon and expanding the great work that has already been done


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a leadership role of working with young people in a church or a Christian organisation
  • Must be a practising Christian and be willing to adhere to the beliefs and principles of Battle Baptist Church and the aims and objectives of Life with Hope Trust
  • An effective communicator (social media, verbal and written)


Details & Benefits

  • Flexible 40-hours per week, with the need to work evenings and weekends
  • Salary of £22,000 - £25,000 depending on experience


There is an Occupational Requirement (OR) for the post-holder to be a practising Christian and to be in agreement with the Baptist Union’s Declaration of Principle under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. It is not a requirement for the post-holder to be an accredited Baptist Minister. This appointment will be subject to the successful applicant demonstrating their right to work in the UK and undergoing an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Closing date: Noon 8th July 2019

Date for interviews: 15th – 17th July 2019

Desired start date: September 2019

For an informal conversation about the role and a copy of the role description please contact Ed Jones, Lead Pastor of Battle Baptist Church via You can also find out more about the role by clicking here . We would also welcome candidates to come and visit the church at one of our services or youth activities.