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Job Title: Creative Lead and Youth Pastor

Reporting to: Worship Pastor

Job Purpose: Delivering  youth  work  and  creative  communications  content for Online Church

St John’s Crawley is a church in the heart of Crawley. We’re a part of the HTB network, with the big vision to evangelise to the nation, revitalise the church and transform society. For us here in Crawley our vision is to Love Jesus, Love Church, Love People and Love Crawley.

In September 2017 a small team from St Peter’s Brighton planted our 11:30 service into St John’s. Over the last 3 years we have grown into a community of over 400 worshippers. Crawley has been and will continue to be hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and we are loving and serving the local community at this time, seeing God move in amazing ways.

We are seeking a creative, visionary self-starter for this role, with scope to develop this role as it progresses, adding value to the team. We encourage applications from those of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

This is a combined role sitting in both our active youth ministry and creative communications teams, with a weekly split to be determined based on the successful applicant. You will join our church staff team as we seek to be audacious, united, generous, humble and tenacious. We are thinking outside the box with this role in order to bring the good news of Jesus to a new generation, in a new time, in a new way, so don’t be put off if you don’t fully fit the criteria - give us a ring and we can have a chat, be  bold.

Areas of Responsibility

1. Youth Work

1.1. Preparation and delivery of our Friday Youth club

1.2. Delivery of Younger Youth and Older Youth sessions on Sunday

1.3. Collaborate to cast vision for the future

2. Creative Communications

2.1. Edit video content for St John’s Online

2.2. Create media content for both social and printed media

2.3 Collaborating with our Worship Pastor and creative team to cast vision for the future

Terms & Conditions

Normal working hours: 35 hours per week including Sundays; other hours to be flexible including a Friday evening and other occasional evening hours. Also includes joining us at Focus, our church family week away, and the Leadership Conference.

Starting Salary: £19,741 per annum

Annual leave: 25 Days per annum

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed upon approval by line manager. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. There is an occupational requirement for the role holder to be a Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 S.3.

Appointment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period, initially of 3 months. Notice period of 1 week during probation rising to 4 weeks after the probationary period.

Person Specification

Christian Character

The candidate must be a practicing Christian and have a heart for God, and a desire to grow in faith, in agreement with the vision of the church.

Personal Qualities

Audacious: Have a big vision, a proven record of organising and delivering first rate youth work

United: Work well in a team

Generous: Have a generous heart for young people and the people in Crawley we seek to reach with our communications

Humble: Point to God through all actions and able to develop young leaders

Tenacious: Self-motivated, highly organised, energetic and practical



A passion for caring for and developing young people in a supporting, caring and safe environment, helping them be with Jesus, become like Jesus and do what Jesus did.

A passion for caring for and developing other youth leaders to help in the delivery of youth sessions.

Has previously been part of delivering youth ministry

Passionate, skilled and experienced in video editing, able to work to a brief and tight deadlines

Visually creative, able to inspire the team to maximise creativity and get the best results with what we have


Preparation of teaching material, resources for sessions and the delivery of the session. To devise programmes that will enable the youth to invite their friends to participate.

To cast a vision for, and energise the youth to know and believe that they are the hope for Crawley.

To encourage youth to take up opportunities to serve in the wider church community. Experience creating printed media and social media content

Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator)

Work Experience

Experience in both areas is essential but expertise is not! We are seeking someone who is passionate for both young people and creative communications, as well as transferrable skills.

A Possible Week

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: AM Team morning meeting/ Personal development. PM planning the weeks social media content.

Wednesday: AM Editing Alpha promotional video. PM producing Light Party flyer.

Thursday: Flexible, but to include personal development as required.

Friday: AM Editing video content for St John’s online. PM Preparation & delivery of Friday youth club.

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Delivery of older youth and younger youth sessions across the services

Start date to be negotiated, deadline for applications is 28th August, short listing 4th September and interviews the week beginning 7th September 2020.