Youth Worship & Mission Lead

  • Youth & Children
  • Guildford

Diocese of Guildford

The Diocese of Guildford has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Worship & Mission Lead to join our new Youth Catalyst Team. The Diocese has been awarded £3.2m by the Church of England to create a bold programme which seeks to enhance youth ministry by working with and in schools and churches across the Diocese of Guildford to double the amount of young people in faith by 2030.

The Youth Worship & Mission Lead will manage a team developing and delivering high-quality training and worship events around the diocese and will oversee the creation of effective digital discipleship and evangelism pathways for young people.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and develop the ministry of the Youth Worship & Mission Team, line managing the work of the Worship Leader, Production Technician, and Social Media Partner
  • Manage the Youth Worship & Mission Team budgets and resources
  • Design, develop and deliver high-quality worship training and events that establish and deepen the faith of young people.
  • Work with youth leaders across the diocese
  • Oversee the development of effective digital discipleship and evangelism resources that can be released through social media.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in missional youth ministry and working in a secondary school setting.
  • Have the ability to host gatherings of young people and deliver Christian teaching.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Have a broad awareness of trends in youth culture.
  • Good understanding of safeguarding practices.
  • Be a source of expertise on youth ministry, keeping up to date with the latest research and best practices.

The successful candidate will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have their own vehicle as this position will require some travel around the diocese from time to time.

Please refer to Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Youth Worship & Mission Lead.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector
  • Hybrid working
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive open-plan office and surroundings at Church House Guildford with free parking

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered. Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (

For more information, please find the full job description below. If you would like further information, please contact 

This role carries an occupational requirement to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

The Diocese of Guildford encourages UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage applicants for all roles to ensure that we reflect the racial diversity of the community we are part of.

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: 40,690 – 44,280 pa

Closing date: 14th April, 2024 at 00:00

Interview date: 23rd April, 2024

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