Schools Team Member

Job Title: Missionary Schools Team Member

Hours: 19 hours (term-time only)

Salary: up to £8 923.07 (£16 524.21 pro rata, BHCM Band A)

Annual Leave12 days (holiday to be taken within school holidays, exceptions with consent given by Team Leader)

 

Summary of Main Responsibilities:

  • Aid the vision of the Schools team.
  • Deliver Christian themed assemblies, with the Schools team.
  • Facilitate Prayer or Reflection Spaces, with the Schools team.
  • Assist in the delivery of workshops, or other support for schools, with the Schools team.
  • Undertake and support 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.

 

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 leading Schools Work Training Days throughout the year.  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.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 Aid the vision of the Schools Team, within the Brighton and Hove City Mission.

  • Share the Gospel with children and young people in all key stages across Brighton and Hove.
  • Authentically communicate the Christian faith.
  • Support each Team Member and the wider staff team, often with interchangeable job roles.
  • Value the diverse gifting within the team and the strengths of each individual.
  • Assist with the booking and organising of the rota for all teamwork.

 Deliver Christian themed assemblies, with the Schools team.

  • Confidently 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.

Facilitate Prayer or Reflection Spaces, with the Schools team.

  • 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.

Assist in the delivery of workshops, or other support for schools, with the Schools team.

  • Deliver workshops, RE lessons, or other support as required with the Schools team.
  • Keep any teaching Gospel focused.

Undertake and support necessary training, events, or promotions, in accordance with the role.

  • Undertake courses as deemed necessary for the role.
  • Assist 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.

  • Assist the team in a flexible manner, as appropriate to the delivery of the work, during schools hours, and occasionally other times throughout the year (note 8 below).

Support other Christians in Education.

  • Maintain the contact management of the website ‘Eventbrite’ for the Christians in Education (CIE) Event.
  • Maintain the e-mail account for CIE Event.
  • Attend prayer for schools and CIE, along with the team and a partner charity.
  • Attend the termly CIE event, 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 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

Communication skills, verbal and written

Presentation and teaching skills

Flexible work approach

Good time management

Ability to work both individually and within a team

Hold a valid UK driving licence

Have access to a vehicle

Experience of schools work

 

Desirable

Experience in children’s, youth, and school’s ministry

Relevant qualifications in Christian children and youth, and schools, work

Pastoral skills

Good knowledge of safeguarding

Decision making skills

Time management skills to manage your own diary

Inter-denominational knowledge

 

Genuine Occupational Requirement: All staff are central to the fulfilment of the statutory objectives of Brighton and Hove City Mission, and are required to demonstrate a clear commitment to the Christian faith.

 

Application closing date Friday 15thFebruary at noon.

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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.