St John the Evangelist Perry Barr

Youth Club Manager

Job Description


4 hours per week.  £13 per hour.   44-46 weeks per year.  Thursday evenings.


To apply:  Please submit a CV and letter of application to Father Barrie Scott,   or:  The Vicarage, Church Rd, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2LB.  For an informal discussion you can telephone 0121 368 7998.  Closing Date extended to Monday 16th March.


Core Purpose:   Running a vibrant youth club

Context:   St John’s church started a youth club for children in the local community in September 2018.  This was with the help of a grant from the Police (Active Citizens Fund) and with volunteer helpers from the church and local community.  The youth club has become popular and highly valued by local families, and there are between 25 and 40 young people who attend each week, with around 70 on the register.  The success of the recruitment of children to the youth club means that we now wish to appoint someone to oversee the management and running of the youth club and build on the current success.  This will involve engaging with the community, leading activities and leading and being supported by an extensive team of volunteers numbering around 16.  We are looking for someone with experience of working with young people (6-17) in a range of contexts, and who would bring skills and experience to continue to build on the current provision at the youth club, able to lead and manage the volunteers.   The youth club serves a range of children and young people in the local area, of all faiths and none.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo full DBS clearance.

Main responsibilities:

·       To oversee and lead the weekly youth club programme for children between 6-11 and 12-17 years of age, currently on Thursdays between 5.30 and 7pm (juniors) and 7pm and 8.30pm  (seniors)

·       To comply with safeguarding and child protection procedures and protocols at the youth club.

·       To ensure that safe practices are maintained in relation to the youth club

·       Work with young people in accordance with the core values of St John’s and the Church of England

·       To maintain and build upon the existing rapport with young people and their families

·       Supervise the running of the Youth Club. Responsible    for organising the setting up and putting away of equipment, general operational issues and positive relations between volunteers, young people, families and church representatives.

·       Supporting the Children and Young People’s Worker in the management and recruitment of youth club volunteers, and making sure that the correct adult/child ratios are maintained

·       To listen and respond to youth club members and their interests, and to respond to their ideas, feedback and preferences as appropriate

·       To participate in regular youth club team and volunteer meetings

·       To support any bids for external funding

·       To liaise with other organisations and individuals (e.g. The Lighthouse and The Hub) to maximise the opportunities and activities for the youth club

·       To ensure the good name of the church and youth club are preserved and promoted

·       To organise and participate in trips and excursions for youth club members, as appropriate, ensuring correct risk assessments and adult/child ratios are maintained.


Person Specification




At least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people (paid or voluntary)



Experience of managing teams of people



Experience of managing volunteers



Ability to relate to children, young people and their families



Training or qualification in youth work (Level 2 or higher)



Awareness of safeguarding and child protection protocols



Ability to relate to a range of people from all backgrounds and faiths, and no faith





St John’s is an inclusive church. We are a lively, sociable and faithful group of diverse people of all ages, ethnicities, sexualities, backgrounds and abilities. We welcome applications from all.