Jobs with the Bridge Project Tadcaster
Title: The Bridge Project Leader
Employed by: The Bridge Project (Tadcaster) (Charity Number 1166825)
Responsible to: The Line Manager appointed by The Bridge Project Trustees Workbase: Manor Farm Youth Centre, St Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster LS24 9HA
Hours: 40 hours per week (including some evening and weekends).
Salary: £28-36000 depending on qualifications and experience, plus relocation package.
Holiday entitlement: 25 days paid holiday allowance, the majority to be taken during school holidays + bank holidays + 1 week off after Christmas.
Period of Employment: An initial three years with the potential for extension.
About the Project
The Bridge Project exists to bring love, hope and faith to the young people of Tadcaster and surrounding area by means of reaching the unchurched, working with local secondary and primary schools and discipling and training young people in the Christian faith.
We are now seeking a faith-filled, entrepreneurial and visionary risk-taker to lead, deepen and grow the Bridge Project in order to see an increasing Kingdom impact in the lives of young people across the town of Tadcaster.
If you think God might be calling you to this role, please contact us either via bridgeproject.info or email@example.com
We are excited by the ever-increasing presence and rule of God. We are looking expectantly towards a great Kingdom harvest in Tadcaster and as such The Bridge Project is positioned to play its part in God’s Kingdom work.
The Bridge exists to bring love, hope and faith to the young people of Tadcaster and the surrounding villages.
We do this by means of
- Reaching the unchurched through open drop-in groups and detached work.
- Working with local secondary and primary schools.
- Discipling and training young people in the Christian faith.
The AIM of the post is to lead, deepen and grow the impact of the Bridge Project in order to fulfil these three core purposes and further develop a living community of faith in Jesus Christ and see God’s Kingdom come in increasing measure in Tadcaster.
- OVERALL LEADERSHIP
- To prayerfully and pastorally lead the ministry of The Bridge Project
- To grow and communicate vision and strategy.
- To lead weekly prayer meetings and grow 24/7 prayer vision
- To deepen links with local schools
- To deepen mutually beneficial relationships with local churches and other partners particularly Tadcaster and Rural CIC
- To assess local needs and opportunities and let them inform and shape future planning
- To be involved in regular face-to-face ministry
- MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS
- Line manage the staff
- Enabling and empowering youth workers in management and training of their volunteer teams
- Recruitment of staff both paid and volunteers
- To oversee all policy and procedural issues relating to staff and volunteer involvement
- DAY TO DAY MANAGEMENT
- To oversee smooth operation of the work of the Bridge Project in relation to other users of Manor Farm
- To work in accordance with all the required policies, to keep up to date with and ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, data protection and safeguarding requirements.
- To develop an effective communication strategy with the local community, school and churches
- To oversee financial systems and procedures for the project
- To be responsible for fundraising for the project in partnership with Futurekraft.
- To attend meetings of the trustees.
- To attend Manor Farm management meetings
- One paid-for conference per year
- A monthly retreat day
- Daily quiet time as part of the working day
- Time off in lieu for residential work etc.
- Any mileage related to the project and out-of-pocket expenses will be met in full
- Pension payments will be made in line with current government regulations
We are looking for a courageous and strategic leader who has the following qualities:
1. An entrepreneur for the Kingdom of God with great faith in Jesus Christ who is prepared to take risks for His Kingdom’s sake.
2. An ongoing commitment to being a follower of Jesus and a lover of prayer, who lives out their faith in word and action and is passionate about sharing this faith with children, young people and their families.
3. Experience of project management with the proven ability to develop and lead a project.
4. Experience of youth work and a passion to see young people reach their full potential.
5. A pioneering person and a strategic thinker who can create and implement new initiatives, enable others and monitor and evaluate the ongoing work.
6. Good levels of self-awareness and the ability to manage their time and resources well, including rest and reflection.
7. The ability to relate to and have fun with young people from 4 -18 and develop relationships of trust and respect with them and their families.
8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both children and adults.
9. A good team leader who is both reliable and flexible.
10. The ability to work under authority and accept direction as well as lovingly lead others, showing commitment to their personal development.
11. An active and committed member of their church, but someone who respects and can work with a diversity of styles and traditions and with people from all walks of life.
12. IT competence, particularly with Microsoft Office.
13. Confident understanding of financial management, planning and budgeting.
14. Experience with and understanding of social media.
15. There is a genuine occupational requirement that the postholder have a professed, demonstrated and committed Christian faith. Parts 7(2 a&b) of the Employment Equality (Religion & Belief) Regulations, 2003, apply.
- Driving Licence
- Experience of supervising volunteers and staff
- Experience of fundraising
- Musical skills
- Appropriate qualifications in teaching/children’s work/youth work etc.
- Familiarity with the workings of the charitable sector.
Appointment is subject to a suitable enhanced disclosure from the DBS.