Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Outreach Worker – Hope Community Witham (HCW)

Location: From home, with travel as necessary to suit the role.

Job Type: Part time

Hours: Negotiable

Salary: £18-£21k (pro-rata) depending on experience with benefits

Hope Community Witham is an exciting and expanding Church, with a vision of bringing hope and being community. Our heart is to serve God through loving and serving people, walking with them aswe explore faith together, and helping them find their way back to God. We need a committed Christian*; someone who has a vision for the role and is excited to work with us as we seek to listen
to God and follow his leading.

Job summary:
To be an instrumental part of taking forward the outreach ministry of HCW. The focus of the outreach is to provide pastoral and practical support to individuals and families across the parishes served by the Witham and Villages Team Ministry, and to explore the establishment of one or more new worshipping communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
To work with the Lead Minister and others in the HCW team to:

  • Help develop HCW’s strategy for reaching people in our mission area, including making connections between meeting social needs and sharing the Christian faith.
  • Listen to and identify the needs of the community, and strategically and prayerfully develop ways to meet those needs.
  • Help recruit, support and train volunteers to join in working to meet identified social needs.
  • Work in cooperation with other agencies, particularly, but not limited to, other church denominations, charitable organisations, local businesses, schools, housing associations, and local Foodbanks.
  • Assist the Lead Minister in the ministry to children and young people and local schools.
  • Contribute to leading the worship and activities of existing and new worshipping communities as they emerge and become established.

Personal Qualities:

  • The ability to build good relationships with people of all ages, walks of life, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, races and ethnicities.
  • Great interpersonal skills; perception, compassion, flexibility, patience, and humility.
  • An excellent communicator who is able to connect effectively in person, and through written, oral and electronic means.
  • A keen organiser, reliable and committed to deadlines and capable of prioritising under pressure
  • A clear and practical administrator, able to keep accurate and detailed records and report regularly to the other members of the team as required.

Previous experience within the fields of evangelism, ministry, social care and business development are preferential but not essential, as is an understanding of social media and web-based

This position is to work across Witham and the surrounding area therefore a full, current driving license is essential.

As part of our commitment to making HCW something great and fulfilling to be a part of, we offer flexible working, and development and training opportunities as well as 28 days annual leave.

The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and the right to reside and work in the UK.

Please submit a full CV, and a short accompanying letter outlining why you would be suited to the role, to

Closing date for Applications Friday 30 July 2021

*A genuine occupational requirement exists for the post-holder to be a practicing Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 to fulfil all the elements of this role

Closing Date: Friday 30 July 2021

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