Schools Team Leader

Job Title: Missionary Schools Team Leader

Hours: 35 hours (worked during term time only)

Salary: £19 701.66 (£23 715 pro rata, BHCM Band C)

Annual Leave28 days (holiday to be taken within school holidays, exceptions with consent given by Line Manager)

The team provoke interest in Christianity through engaging assemblies, assisting schools with collective worship and Social, Moral, Spiritual, and Cultural (SMSC) development.  They add flavour to Religious Education (RE), designing days that are tailored to meet the needs of each school.

The team facilitate connection with community, faith, one another, peers, and elders by partnering with churches and organisations to provide prayer or reflection spaces in schools.  They lead workshops to support primary age children moving on to Secondary school, and to encourage young people by promoting positive relationships.

Our Schools team aim to encourage educators who serve Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area.  They do this by offering  Schools Work Training Days.  They offer Open the Book training for groups of church volunteers and support projects that aim to enrich school life.  They host Christians In Education networking events and belong to a prayer network with their partner charity.

Summary of Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop the vision of the Schools team.
  • Write, schedule and deliver Christian themed assemblies, with the Schools team.
  • Create and facilitate Prayer or Reflection Spaces, with the Schools team.
  • Organise and oversee the delivery of workshops, or other support for schools, with the Schools team.
  • Undertake and deliver necessary training, events or promotions, in accordance with the role.
  • Adopt a flexible approach to working hours.
  • Support other Christians in Education.
  • Represent the City Mission at all events and in churches.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and develop the vision of the Schools team.
  • Share the Gospel with children and young people in all key stages across Brighton and Hove.
  • Authentically communicate the Christian faith.
  • Lead and support the members of the Schools team and assist the wider staff team when required.
  • Value the diverse gifting within the team and the strengths of each individual.
  • Organise the rota for the whole school year.
  • Remain open to new areas of schools work and ways in which we serve and work with the church.
  • Keep focus on serving the city, with the Church, for Christ.
  • Write, schedule and deliver Christian themed assemblies, with the Schools team.
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with existing and new school staff.
  • Confidently write, perform, and deliver assemblies in schools.
  • Contribute to the creation of seasonal assemblies.
  • Competentlyuse media, including PowerPoint.
  • Maintain our strong Christian ethos whilst educating children through a dramatic and visual presentation
  • Create and facilitate Prayer or Reflection Spaces, with the Schools team.
  • Confidently contact schools to promote and share about the ways we can support learning.
  • Sensitively assist in creating experiential spaces, look for new ways to create zones that communicate Christian themes.
  • Diplomatic approach to being in schools for experiential
  • Work alongside other local charities, working within schools, to deliver Prayer Spaces.
  • Organise and oversee the delivery of workshops, or other support for schools, with the Schools team.
  • Oversee and deliver workshops, RE lessons, or other support as required with the Schools team.
  • Keep any teaching Gospel focused.
  • Undertake and deliver necessary training, events or promotions, in accordance with the role.
  • Undertake courses as deemed necessary for the role.
  • Lead the team with training to equip the local church.
  • Attend seminars, events, or promotions as deemed necessary for the role.
  • Adopt a flexible approach to working hours.
  • Lead the team in in a flexible manner to deliver the work during school hours and occasionally during other times throughout the year.
  • Support other Christians in Education.
  • Facilitate and maintain the contact management of the website ‘Eventbrite’ for the Christians in Education (CIE) event.
  • Oversee maintenance of the e-mail account for CIE Event.
  • Lead and attend prayer for schools and CIE, along with the team and a partner charity.
  • Promote and encourage others to attend the termly CIE Event.
  • Represent the City Mission at all events and in churches.
  • All our staff must strive towards fulfilling our mission statementof serving the city, church, and Christ.
  • All staff members are expected to be at weekly prayer meetings, and at City Mission events, in accordance with the Mission diary.
  • All staff members will be expected to represent the City Mission by making presentations in churches and producing written reports for publicity.

Based on the above you will be set, within your team, specific goals for each twelve month period. This will form the basis for discussion at your annual appraisal interview and be shared with the team, as a whole, at our yearly ‘Dreams and Vision Day’.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential
Experience of schools work
Ability to lead a team and work individually
Excellent decision making skills
Communication skills, verbal and written
Presentation and teaching skills
Interdenominational knowledge
Flexible work approach and time management skill to manage own workload
Good working knowledge of current legislation
Good working knowledge of safeguarding of children
Hold a valid UK driving licence
Have access to a vehicle

Desirable
Experience in children, youth, and school ministry
Relevant qualifications in Christian children, youth, and schools work

It is an occupational requirement that the Schools Team Leader demonstrates a clear commitment to the Christian faith.

Application closing date Friday 1st February 2019 

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If you would like to join our team there are 3 simple steps to apply.

  1. Request an informal chat with our Mission Director, to better understand the role and view our Head Office building, by e-mailing office@bhcm.org.uk.
  2. Complete the application form by clicking the button above.
  3. If shortlisted for the role, attend an interview.