Vacancy for a Youth Club Manager

St John the Evangelist Perry Barr

Youth Club Manager

Job Description


3 hours per week.  £13 per hour.   44-46 weeks per year.  Thursday evenings.


To apply:  Please submit a CV and letter of application to Father Barrie Scott,   or:  The Vicarage, Church Rd, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2LB.  For an informal discussion you can telephone 0121 356 7998.  Informal enquiries and discussions are welcome.  Closing date:  4th October 2021.


Core Purpose:   Running a vibrant youth club

Context:   St John’s church started a youth club for children in the local community in September 2018.  This was with the help of a grant from the Police (Active Citizens Fund) and with volunteer helpers from the church and local community.  Prior to the pandemic, the youth club became popular and highly valued by local families, and there were between 25 and 40 young people who attended each week, with around 70 on the register.  The success of the recruitment of children to the youth club and its reopening in September 2021 means that we now wish to appoint someone to oversee the management and running of the youth club and build on the current success.  This will involve engaging with the community, leading activities and leading and being supported by an extensive team of volunteers numbering around 16.  We are looking for someone with experience of working with young people (6-17) in a range of contexts, and who would bring skills and experience to continue to build on the current provision at the youth club, able to lead and manage the volunteers.   The youth club serves a range of children and young people in the local area, of all faiths and none.  Currently it runs from 5.30pm-7.30pm, and there is scope in the future to extend these timings, or to split the group into younger and older groups.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo full DBS clearance.

Main responsibilities:

  • To oversee, develop and lead the weekly youth club programme for children and young people
  • To comply with safeguarding and child protection procedures and protocols at the youth club.
  • To ensure that safe practices are maintained in relation to the youth club
  • Work with young people in accordance with the core values of St John’s and the Church of England
  • To maintain and build upon the existing rapport with young people and their families
  • Supervise the running of the Youth Club. Responsible    for organising the setting up and putting away of equipment, general operational issues and positive relations between volunteers, young people, families and church representatives.
  • Supporting the Children and Young People’s Worker in the management and recruitment of youth club volunteers, and making sure that the correct adult/child ratios are maintained
  • To listen and respond to youth club members and their interests, and to respond to their ideas, feedback and preferences as appropriate
  • To participate in regular youth club team and volunteer meetings
  • To support any bids for external funding
  • To liaise with other organisations and individuals (e.g. The Lighthouse and The Hub) to maximise the opportunities and activities for the youth club
  • To ensure the good name of the church and youth club are preserved and promoted
  • To organise and participate in trips and excursions for youth club members, as appropriate, ensuring correct risk assessments and adult/child ratios are maintained.


Person Specification




At least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people (paid or voluntary)



Experience of managing teams of people



Experience of managing volunteers



Ability to relate to children, young people and their families



Training or qualification in youth work (Level 2 or higher)



Awareness of safeguarding and child protection protocols



Ability to relate to a range of people from all backgrounds and faiths, and no faith




St John’s is an inclusive church. We are a lively, sociable and faithful group of diverse people of all ages, ethnicities, sexualities, backgrounds and abilities. We welcome applications from all.