Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 per annum, pro rata if term time only, (dependent on experience and inclusive of annual leave allowance); plus generous pension scheme
Contract: Full time – 37.5 hours per week; could be term time only/Fixed term for 3 years
Application deadline: Monday 27 November, 6.00pm
Interview date: Saturday 16 December
Start date: January 2024
Who we are:
A number of local Churches in and around Larbert came to a jointly held view that a Christian Schools Worker could provide much needed social and spiritual development of young people attending Larbert High School and its associated Primary Schools. Following much prayer and preparation over a number of years, the Larbert Churches Youth Trust was formed by these congregations in May 2009 and their first Schools Worker took up the post in August 2010. A second, part-time worker was appointed in 2014.
Based in an office provided by Larbert High School, and supported by volunteers, the work has been developed in all these schools. There are significant opportunities to deliver assemblies, classroom lessons and offer other support in the primary schools and this has quickly benefitted the transition process from primary to secondary by being a known face around Larbert High School when these pupils move up. Primary SU Groups have been started and the volunteers who run these groups can be supported and resourced while other new groups are launched, ideally with other volunteers.
The Schools Worker provides similar input at Larbert High School; to the SU Group alongside teachers and other volunteers; in the RMPS department for S1 Christianity lessons; in end of term services and other Religious Observance events as part of the chaplaincy team. The Schools Worker is also well placed to lead Chaplains and volunteers to provide various events for year groups at key points in their development as well as accompanying residential groups to Lendrick Muir and other curricular activities.
The Schools Worker will be employed by the Trust to provide a Christian perspective for young people in local schools and in churches through their own activities and those of volunteers who they recruit, motivate, train and support as partners.
Working closely with the LCYT management group and trustees, volunteers in the area and local churches, you would be involved in:
- Leading and overseeing the schools’ ministry of LCYT
- Working with local churches
- Creating opportunities for discipleship with children and young people in the area
- Developing a strategy for residential ministry in the area
- Taking responsibility for the smooth administration of the work
- Raising support to enable ministry to happen within the area.
Who we are looking for:
The successful applicant will work alongside the existing staff member and the SU Scotland regional worker for West Lothian and Falkirk. Ideally you will have experience of schools’ work and Christian ministry with children and/or young people; someone who has led teams of volunteers and is a confident communicator of Biblical truth with a wide age range of young people. You will have access to an office base in Larbert High School, and be prepared to support and grow LCYT ministry in the area. The ‘term time only’ possibility of this post would limit involvement in residential work and church holiday clubs, although this may still be a possibility, but an awareness of this work will help to promote it.
For this post, it is important that you able to demonstrate a commitment to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
If you’d like to find out more or receive an information pack, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Ian Fannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the documents below.
To apply for this post, please reply to the email above with a cover letter and an up-to-date CV. Please indicate if you are applying on a full time or term time basis.
Scottish Charity No. SC040524