Children and Families Worker Recruitment (Older Children)

St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)

Enquiries are prayerfully invited for the position of Children and Families Worker (Older Children) in the Parish of St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s, Haslemere, Surrey.  We are a Church of England parish in the Guildford Diocese, part of a Benefice including the village of Grayswood, with two Church of England primary schools for approximately 700 children and a local secondary school.  Haslemere is town of approximately 16,000 people, with a wide population of youth across a range of neighbourhoods and demographics.  Further information about our parish can be seen at:


Job title: Children and Families Worker (Older Children)

Salary: £13.16 hourly, with pension contribution and expenses.

Hours of employment: Initially, 15 hours weekly (flexible), with review points as the role develops.  Actual working days and hours are negotiable to suit activities, family responsibilities or school holidays.

Annual leave: 5 weeks annually, plus Bank Holidays. 

Based in: Church Premises, St Bartholomew’s School. Own home for administration.

Employed by: St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)


The PCC are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive person who will bring new ideas to develop the families ministry of the parish and work with the church leadership to establish and implement a series of strategic aims for a healthy children and families ministry to older children.  Children and Families work is a central part of our commitment to the whole community of Haslemere.  We wish to engage practically and spiritually with all children and youth, working in conjunction with other Christian denominations in the town.  We understand ourselves to be seeking to grow God’s Kingdom in the hearts and minds of all people, so that they may establish and deepen their faith, and serving each other with goodness and love.

Older children are considered to be from around 8-11 years, broadly towards School Key Stage 2.  The parish has an excellent relationship with St Bartholomew’s church school.  The successful applicant will work directly with our Children and Families Worker for Younger Children and the Rector of Haslemere to establish a new approach to older children’s work.  This is a new role in which the employee will have considerable opportunity to work independently and flexibly to meet the vision of the church for children.  Applicants will be enthusiastic to see the Christian faith flourish in families, and to help children grow well with the virtues and wellbeing of God’s children. 


How to apply:

The full job description and application can be downloaded here:

Although not mandatory, you may wish tobegin with an informal chat with Revd. Chris Bessant before the application forms are completed. 


The Application Form

This is in Microsoft Word format, so can be completed on screen, attached and emailed to the Rector's email address at


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Closing date:

Applications should be submitted by Monday 28th June with interviews to take place at a time agreed.