Student Worker / Administrator

Background

St Andrews Baptist Church (SABC) is a registered charity (Scottish Charity Number SC008794), established for religious purposes and registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). SABC is currently without a pastor and two of its apprentice pastors are shortly coming to the end of their contracts. During this time of transition SABC is looking to appoint a new member of staff to provide administrative support to the many aspects of SABC’s activities.

 

The candidate will become part of the staff team (currently a youth worker, a children’s worker, an international outreach worker, two apprentice pastors and a part time office administrator along with two standing committees – Elders, guiding spiritual direction & Deacons, serving as trustees of the charity.

 

Candidate Specification

The candidate will be appointed by SABC and will be a committed Christian (Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, parts 1(1-3) pertains). Ideally the appointee will be active in church life and have some knowledge of St Andrews Baptist Church and its vision. Evidence of ability to work in a team is essential.

 

The post-holder must be able to plan and manage their own workload to ensure that all the tasks are completed timeously and to a high standard. This will require efficient short-term, mid-term and long-term planning as well as the setting up of clearly defined targets to ensure milestones are met. 

The post holder will be required to interact with the pastor (to be appointed), leadership team, members, students, young people, non-church attenders, other churches and their affiliates, as required.

 

Tenure

One year, with the possibility of a second, starting around August 2019

 

Main Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to take on the following roles:

 

 

Work alongside the pastor in pastoral work, planning and general administrative support

Attend Elders and Deacons meetings

Arrange student welcome programme

Coordinate the Awake student ministry and the mentoring of students

Attend weekly team meetings

Work alongside the Office Administrator and assist in the preparation of the Sunday service rotas

Assist in organisation of the annual Church Away Day / BBQ

Provide support to the Fruit farm project and other mission initiatives

Liaise with Fife Council regarding bookings for Sunday services

 

 

Detailed Job Specification

The candidate will be expected to undertake the following tasks:

General Administration:

  •         Attend and record the Minutes for the Elders’ meetings
  • Attend the Deacons meetings
  • Gather and collate prayer points for the Church bulletin
  • Work alongside the Office Administrator and assist in the preparation of the Sunday service bulletin and ministry rotas
  • Oversee the tea and coffee rotas for each Sunday service
  • Prepare the ‘Year-at-a-Glance’ calendar
  • Assist in the organisation of the annual Church Away Day / BBQ
  • Circulate church wide emails for different events, e.g. church meetings, church lunches & maintain the email list
  •         Liaise with Fife Council re the booking of Kilrymont School for Sunday services
  • Maintain the notice boards in the Fellowship room at South Street
  •         Undertake other general administrative duties, as required, and
  •         Attend weekly staff meetings

 

 

Student Support:

 

  • Organise student welcome booklet as well as welcome lunches
  • Coordinate the exam prayer timetable each semester
  • Help / encourage students to get involved in different ministry teams
  • Keep students up-to-date with church activities
  • Organise mid/end of semester activities – e.g. BBQ, bonfires, movie nights etc
  • Network with other student workers in town and occasionally further afield
  • Liaise with Church leaders re student hospitality, postgraduate groups and those involved with international students and with the CU re events / opportunities for students
  • Provide and coordinate one -to-one mentoring for the students, as required

 

 

Awake:

 

  •         Take overall responsibility for “Awake”, the student ministry
  •         Arrange production of the Awake booklets
  •        Prepare with others all reading / reference material for each group
  •        Arrange the booking of a suitable venue
  •        Arrange leaders for each student group and organise regular review meetings with the leadership group
  •        Appoint pastoral leaders for each student group
  •        Coordinate catering for the evening meetings
  •         Organise a week-end away for the group including transport and guest speaker, together with catering facilities

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2019

Download the application form

For questions please contact a Deacon or Elder