Children and Families Development Officer (3–Year contract) Closing date: 19/07/2021

The Board for Ministry with Children and Families exists to equip, resource and advocate for the increased welcome, enhanced inclusion and full participation of children and their families in the whole life of the Church. Our vision is that every Church of Ireland parish, no matter how big or small, is equipped to provide vibrant and engaging ministry with children and families.

The Board is now seeking to appoint a Children and Families Development Officer on a 3–year fixed–term contract.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Board’s 3–year strategy, and assisting dioceses throughout the island to develop their own plans for ministry with children and families
  • Providing or facilitating relevant training for staff, volunteers, clergy and others.
  • Identifying, developing, distributing and promoting relevant resources to support ministry with  children and families in parishes across the Church of Ireland
  • Developing effective communications, including ensuring the development and management of a database of volunteers and staff in dioceses and parishes who work in ministry with children and families.
  • Being a source of advice for clergy, staff and volunteers on a range of matters relevant to ministry with children and families.
  • Advocating on behalf of Ministry with Children and Families within the Church of Ireland and beyond as appropriate.

Person Specification

  • A 3rd level qualification in a relevant field; (e.g. children’s work, teaching, or childcare)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant post–qualification experience;
  • Experience of team working and strong inter–personal skills
  • Experience of working with volunteers and staff across a range of agencies.
  • Excellent administration skills including competence in the use of email, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • The use of a car as travel throughout the island of Ireland will be necessary
  • Ability to be flexible working hours and work evenings and weekends (appropriate time in lieu will be given).
  • Ability to work in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland and travel throughout the common travel area and the rest of the UK.

There is an occupational requirement for the post–holder to be a practising Christian, able to subscribe to the principles outlined in “Being a Christian” at this link.

The role will be based in Dublin or Belfast, depending on the successful candidate, with some travel required throughout the island of Ireland.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the attached application form and send it, along with a CV and cover letter, to by 4.00pm on 19th July 2021.

An application form can be downloaded here.

More information is contained in the briefing paper available here.


The Diocese of Derry and Raphoe is seeking to appoint a Diocesan Youth Officer. Closing date: Friday, 9th July 2021, at 12 noon. All details below.







Youth Link is seeking to appoint a Youth Support Worker who will assist in the delivery of the Transform Project using a blended engagement approach, both online and face to face delivery following Public Health Agency guidance.  The project will deliver three clear outcomes, Personal Development, Good Relations & Citizenship.

Appointment to this post will be for a fixed term period which is expected to end on 31 October 2021 and the salary scale for the post is NJC Scale Points 7-12, ie £20,092 to £22,183 per annum

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 26 April 2021 at 12 noon and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 29 April.


To download an application pack please click here:  Youth Support Worker – Application Pack – April 2021


Lisburn Area Leader – Permanent Post


Exodus has been working in Lisburn since 2008; standing beside churches and organisations in calling young people to boldly follow Jesus. 

We connect with hundreds of young people each month in schools and events and seek to journey alongside many of them by raising up disciple makers as team leaders and mentors

We believe this is a crucial time for youth ministry, a moment to step close to young people and stand with them when they need it most.

We are now seeking to appoint a Local Area Leader to lead the Exodus Lisburn team, in igniting and serving disciple making youth ministry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting the course, recruiting and leading the local team of staff, interns and volunteers.

  • Delivering the Exodus ministry opportunities in Lisburn including teams, training, mentoring, regular events, schools work and partnership with churches.

  • Oversight of the Lisburn centre facilities.

The role will suit someone who:

  • Has a track record of significant leadership in youth ministry

  • Enjoys being with young people and young adults

  • Is passionate to see young people (15-25) encounter and mature in Jesus.

  • Has the skills and determination to recruit and equip a team of disciple makers.

  • Is committed to doing things with excellence.

Application Process

Those wishing to apply should complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

  • Application Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020

  • 1st Interview – 19th November

  • 2nd Interview – 26th November (After further shortlisting)

  • Start Date: 1st January (or earliest convenience)


Full Job Description at this Link

For further information please contact Jose Cummings

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an AccessNI Enhanced Check, including a check of the ISA Barred Lists. For more information see



Shankill Parish Lurgan is an exciting church family, embracing both vibrant, contemporary and contemplative, traditional expressions of worship. We generously and strategically offer our time and resources for the sake of the Kingdom.

Our youth ministry is experiencing steady growth in both depth and breadth, and we are looking for the right person to lead our young people into this next chapter. Our young people are amazing. They are fun and competitive, ask big questions and seize every opportunity to serve.

We want someone who will incite wonder in the person of God, provoke discovery into the Word of God and fuel passion for the Kingdom of God, and most of all, strive to love them as Jesus does and journey with them as they discover more of Him, His love and His purposes.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

Contact the Parish Coordinator at: