Vacancies

Any Vacancies the Church has can be found below 

Role Profile

Site Manager

Up to 18 Hrs/week

Mon-Thur/Fri 8.30am – 1pm

 

This role is key to the smooth running of The Bridge and encompasses overseeing maintaining the fabric of the
building, room bookings both internal and external, as well as general church administration.

The Bridge is an important asset to Solihull Christian Fellowship and identifying areas requiring maintenance, upgrading, and repair is a key part of this role which includes organising appropriate contractors to complete the work. The Bridge is a hive of activity and often there are multiple events or groups running at the same time. This role will be responsible for room bookings for both church groups and external hirers, and the administration and communication that accompanies it.  A lived understanding of the churches ethos and beliefs is important to rightly identify external hirers that align with the church. This role is also the first point of enquiry for telephone calls, email enquiries, post, and visitors into the church. The candidate will require a working knowledge of the church to be able to respond to different types of enquiries.

This role reports into the Site Director and its key responsibilities are;

  • Carry out regular building and Health & Safety checks to an agreed schedule.
  • Organise maintenance and repair needs within an agreed budget and schedule.
  • Working with Site Director to fulfil building projects
  • Receive and respond to enquiries, post, email, telephone, or in person, including ‘ad-hoc’ visitors to the
    Bridge.
  • Oversee general office supplies, paper, printing, and stationery.
  • Responsibility for external hires in line with SCF’s hiring policy, including enquiry, communication, and billing.
  • Oversee the cleaning schedule in line with activities at The Bridge.
  • General church administration and ministry support.
  • Assisting with church communications as required.
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the Site Director to fulfil the role.

There is an occupational requirement for the holder of the role to be a practicing Christian and be able to affirm their
agreement to the churches statement of faith and belief.

We will only look at applications from candidates who are currently eligible to work in the UK. The successful applicant will also need to pass a DBS Check.

Competencies / Experience                                                                         Importance
Organisation and planning                                                                                      High
Administration and Communication                                                                 High
Able to work on your own                                                                                        High
Identifying Solutions                                                                                                   High
Customer Facing & People Centric                                                         High
Team Player                                                                                                                      Medium
Budget Management                                                                                                  Medium
Negotiation                                                                                                                       Medium
Computer literate and competent in MS Office applications             High
Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements and Legislation            Medium
Experience of building management/project work                                   Medium
Experience of practical building maintenance                                             Medium

Terms of Employment

  • Hours per Week – up to 18hr per week Mon-Thurs/Friday between 08:30 – 1:00pm
    (Details to be negotiated with the successful applicant).
  • Salary Banding – £12.00 to 12.57 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Annual Holiday – 5 weeks + bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Pension – Auto enrolment pension (as per government requirements)
  • Probation Period – 3 months
  • Ideal start date – As soon as possible

 If you would like to apply for this role, please send a short cover letter, and your CV to scfrecruitment@thebridgeshirley.com

Part-Time Church
Youth Worker

20 – 26 hours per week flexible

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with young people aged 11-18.  Solihull Christian Fellowship has a long track record of developing exciting and dynamic youth programmes that engage young people spiritually, socially, and emotionally. 

We are excited to have the opportunity to reimagine our youth work while building on previous foundations.

This role presents an opportunity for a creative individual to bring their gifts and experience to Solihull Christian Fellowship and to shape the youth work to reflect the times we face.

Main Responsibilities 

  • To build and deliver a youth strategy for SCFs young people which aligns with the church’s vision
  • To support and inspire a team of volunteers to help implement the strategy.
  • To develop outreach initiatives which attract young people in the community.
  • To provide discipleship and pastoral support for your young people within SCF.
  • To engage with young people in the wider community, and their parents / carers, to provide discipleship and pastoral support.

Working With     

  • Lead Pastor (line Manager) and wider Leadership Team
  • Youth worker volunteers
  • Community groups
  • Youth workers from other churches
  • Church admin team

Accountable To 

  • Lead Pastor (Line manager)
  • SCF’s Elders

Support 

  • Regular and Ad-hoc 1:1’s
  • Mentor (separate from line manager)
  • Opportunity to create a development plan
  • Relevant training

Main Tasks 

  • To ensure a weekly programme of teaching and activities on Sundays
  • To develop and run mid-week groups for fun and engagement both spiritually and socially, as required.
  • Working with the youth team to distribute rotas, assign tasks, and develop activities.
  • Responsible for developing events in line with the strategy.
  • Work with the wider leadership team to ensure integration between our youth and the wider church family.
  • Work closely with the children’s department in any areas of cross-over.
  • Work alongside SCF’s safeguarding team, taking on some responsibilities as required.
  • Any other duties as reasonably assigned by your line manager.

About Solihull Christian Fellowship (SCF) (https://www.scfchurch.org.uk/ )

SCF is a medium-sized church of around 130 adults, plus children and youth, located in Shirley, Solihull.  SCF was formed in 1972 by a group of people from a range of church backgrounds who were hungry for more of God and His Holy Spirit in their lives.  Since those early beginnings, we have grown as a church, including developing our own building, The Bridge.  We are charismatic and evangelical and seek to allow God’s Holy Spirit to shape and guide what we do.

We are an active church both during the week and at weekends.  Situated at the edge of one of Solihull’s busiest parks, we see a great opportunity for evangelism and outreach with the hundreds of people who come into Shirley. SCF is part of the worldwide Christian Church, and we adhere to mainstream Christian beliefs.  SCF is also a member of Shirley Churches Together and the UK Evangelical Alliance and is committed to their stated aims and ethos.

Person Profile

Area

Criteria

Essential/

Desirable

Experience

1-2 years’ experience in leading youth activities and programmes

Essential

Previous experience of working in teams in an appropriate setting

Essential

Experience of evngelising young people and leading them to Christ

Desirable

Experience in leading and growing teams of people

Desirable

JNC Level 3 qualified or similar qualification

Desirable

Familiarity in leading young people into the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Desirable

Experience in managing budgets

Desirable

Working in schools

Desirable

Personal

There is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be a practicing Christian and be able to agree with and support the churches statement of faith. 

Essential

It is expected that the person appointed to this role will become, or will already be, a member of Solihull Christian Fellowship.

Essential

A Leader who is passionate about reaching young people for Jesus and seeing their relationship grow

Essential

Someone who is able in inspire others, cast a vision, and take people on the journey

Essential

Self-motivated and able to see needs and opportunities and respond as necessary

Essential

Relational and a Team Player

Essential

Must pass an enhanced DBS check

Essential

Must be eligible to work in the UK

Essential

Skills, Knowledge and abilities

Planning and Organisation

Essential

Knowledge and experience of safeguarding requirements for young people.

Essential

Conflict management

Desirable

IT Confident, MS Office, Google Docs, Google Drive

Desirable

 

Terms of Employment

  • Hours per Week – 20 –26hr per week including evenings and some Sundays. We are open to working with the right individual on a number of hours between 20 – 26hr per week
  • Salary Banding – £11.85 ph (£21,567 FTE) – £13.75 ph (£25,025 FTE)
  • Annual Holiday – 5 weeks + bank holidays prorated for part-time staff.
  • Pension – Pension contributions will be included as part of a statutory pension fund.
  • Probation Period – 3 months
  • Ideal start date – Between June 2024 – Sept 2024

If you would like to apply for this role please send a short cover letter, the application form, and your CV to scfrecruitment@thebridgeshirley.com

CONTACT DETAILS

The Bridge
234 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AG

Telephone: 0121 744 9235

Email: enquiries@thebridgeshirley.com