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Student and Young Adult Worker

Jesmond Methodist Church, Saint George's Terrace, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

About the Role

Newcastle Central and East Student and Young Adult Worker
(Part time Contract for fixed term 3 years)

Newcastle upon Tyne is home to Newcastle University and Northumbria University, with a combined student population of 42,000. Many students stay in the city after graduation seeking employment in the region, and other young adults go straight into employment or apprenticeships from school. The Newcastle District has international student work based in the Circuit (the International Student Centre), which also contributes to Newcastle University’s chaplaincy team, and for the past seven years Jesmond Methodist Church (JMC) has developed a ministry to Student and Young Adults and been the base of the Circuit Student and Young Adult Worker.

JMC has grown rapidly in past 10 years and 80% of the congregation are under 40 years old. Jesmond is a vibrant part of the city with a high student population, a 20-minute walk from the City Centre. Neighbouring Shieldfield a 10-minute walk from the City Centre, has seen an explosion of new student accommodation. It is the home of the Circuit project, Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) a Christian art-based community project based in a redundant Methodist Church. From September 2024 the JMC Lay Pastor and Student and Young Adult worker is being redeployed to be Lay Pastor of the Jesmond Shieldfield area working in JMC, SAW and the NPNP.

This is an exciting opportunity to primarily be part of a growing church seeking to disciple and outreach to students and young adults at JMC and to join in establishing a new Christian community in Shieldfield. We are seeking a Student and Young Adult worker to join the Ministry Team, which will include the new Superintendent of the Circuit, Rev Alison Wilkinson, the redeployed Lay Pastor Adam Wilkinson and the new Student and Young Adult Worker.

JOB TITLE: Student and Young Adult Worker (Part time for a fixed term of 3 years)
EMPLOYED BY: The Newcastle Central and East Circuit, Methodist Church.
DEPENDENT ON: Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Check
LOCATION: Jesmond Methodist Church and the Shieldfield NPNP Project
RESPONSIBLE TO: Adam Wilkinson (Lay Pastor)

Please apply by completing the attached Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and sending them to by 10am on 20th July 2024. Interviews to be held on Monday 29th July at Jesmond Methodist Church.

You will hear back on 22nd July 2024 if we invite you to interview.


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