The title of the position is “full-time church worker”.
Nant Coch Church, 68 Fields Park Road, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5BH
The church worker will be part of the church leadership team and will report to the elders of the church.
Working as part of the leadership team and in conjunction with the elders, the successful candidate will play a key role in helping the church to fulfil its key objectives and mission.
The primary role of the full-time church worker will be that of drawing people, both on the fringe of the church and completely outside it, more fully into the life and worship of the church. This will involve agreeing, initiating, leading and enabling various activities designed to increase the membership of the church in partnership with other church members and will include establishing, developing and extending Christian contact with the community, identifying opportunities for evangelism and equipping church members for outreach. It will also mean providing appropriate nurture, teaching and training to those who show some response to the Christian message.
The church worker will also be expected to perform other secondary roles which will be agreed in conjunction with the elders, having regard to their giftings, abilities and interests. We do not expect the church worker to do everything, but their secondary roles could include some of the following:
The church worker will be required to maintain a strong Christian faith and witness and develop skills as a Christian. This will involve:
The church worker will also be required to support the elders and leadership team in the wider work of the church. This will involve:
Qualifications and personal characteristics required
Essential: – the full-time church worker must:
Place of work
The normal place of work shall be considered to be the church premises at the above address where an office area is available in the church building. Some preparatory and study work may be done at home. Attendance may be requested or required at other locations, from time to time, to fulfil the requirements of the role.
The total number of hours worked each week shall be not less than 35. Average weekly hours of work should be 37 over a 12-month period (excluding holidays). Attendance at church on a Sunday is not counted as part of these hours. These hours may include time spent fulfilling the role during evenings and on Saturdays. It is accepted that time spent visiting homes or in pastoral care in other places is part of the working week.
One day a week shall be a “rest day” during which no contact shall be made with the church worker on church business (unless in emergency).
The church worker will be expected to keep a log of time spent by broad areas of activity for review and development purposes.
The salary is negotiable for this position depending upon qualifications and relevant experience. Salary will be paid monthly by direct bank transfer, usually in the last week of each month.
The salary will be reviewed annually, on the anniversary of commencement.
The church will pay an allowance to cover the cost of a mobile phone, and renewal and upkeep of a laptop computer.
Reasonable out of pocket expenses in connection with the role will be reimbursed on presentation of receipts up to a maximum of £200 per month. Larger expenditure is possible by agreement with the church’s leadership.
Reasonable use of a private motor vehicle in carrying out church business will be reimbursed at a rate of 45p per mile subject to submission of a log of journeys.
Mileage incurred commuting from place of residence to place of work (Nant Coch Church) will not be reimbursed in accordance with normal working practices.
Length of employment
The initial length of this employment shall be for a two-year term.
Subject to this role proving successful in achieving the church’s objectives, it is anticipated that it would be extended. A decision on this extension will be made after the first 1½ years.
The first three months of employment will be a probationary period during which either the church worker or Nant Coch Church may terminate this contract.
Following this probationary period, if the church worker wishes to terminate the contract before its expiry, the church will require three months’ notice to be given and worked.
The church will give six months’ notice if its intention is not to renew the contract.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check as required under the church’s safeguarding policy.
We can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK; employment is subject to confirming this.
Full-time church worker
Nant Coch Church is looking to appoint a full-time church worker to start in the summer of 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The links below give further details of the post.
Application Pack and Form