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Job Title: Creative Lead

Reporting to: Worship Pastor

Job Purpose: Establishing visual identity and responsible for the creative output for St John’s Crawley and Love Your Neighbour Crawley

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 to 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. 

You will join our church staff team as we seek to be audacious, united, generous, humble and tenacious. The role sits within the creative team, with a weekly split between St John’s Crawley and Love Your Neighbour Crawley, the churches local outreach charity. The creative team consists of the creative lead, line managed by the worship pastor, working with a team of volunteers and apprentices. 

We are seeking a creative, visionary for this role, adding value to the team with a different voice. The ideal candidate will be confident enough to sell their creative ideas to others and perceptive enough to know when to encourage others to share theirs. They must be a strategic thinker, able to organise thoughts and develop plans to suit the expectations and vision of the wider team. We encourage applications from those of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. 

Areas of Responsibility

Developing concepts for creative projects and campaigns, pitching ideas to the team and negotiating to amend ideas in line with vision and requirements. 

Create content, including but not limited to social media, videography, photography and graphic design (collaborating with or delegating to the creative team volunteers as well as completing tasks themselves). 

Collaborate with our Worship Pastor and the creative team to cast vision for the future, including growing and developing the creative team. 

Terms & Conditions

Normal working hours: 37.5 hours per week including Sundays; other hours to be flexible including the possibility of some evening hours occasionally. Also includes joining us at Focus, and the Leadership Conference.

Salary: £19,000 FTE

Annual leave: 25 Days

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 practising 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 creative projects

United Work well in a team

Generous  Have a generous heart for the people of Crawley, our demographic

Humble  Point to God through all actions and able to inspire younger creatives

Tenacious  Self-motivated, highly organised, energetic and practical



Experience of multiple disciplines embracing the variety of roles required throughout projects and campaigns, including but not limited to social media, videography, photography and graphic design.

A conceptual outlook, the ability to produce original ideas and the motivation and desire to execute every job to the highest standard.

High level creative thinking and the confidence to use it.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Experience managing social media accounts, filming or editing video or photo and creating printed media. 

Experience leading creative projects from conception to completion alongside a team of creatives to get the best results. 

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


Typical Activities

Work closely with the staff team and volunteers to develop a strong understanding of the vision, requirements and objectives of creative projects and campaigns. 

Create cross-platform ideas to support projects and campaigns.

Research current media trends and inspire younger creatives to be expressive and innovative.

Execute tasks with flair and professionalism. 

Start date to be negotiated, deadline for applications is 23rd November and interviews on 27th November.