Youth Work Team Leader

Innovista International
£25,000 - £29,999
23 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you love to be part of leading life-changing youth work?

Thrive teams serve in disadvantaged communities in the UK to release the potential of young people and equip them to bring hope and change to others. We are Christians, motivated by our faith and serving young people from any and every background. Teams of staff and volunteers reach and develop young people through a wide range of activities, from detached youth work to mentoring and developing young leaders. In each community we work together with a local church.


We’re seeking a talented team leader with a passion for young people, to inspire, manage and develop our Barton team. You will oversee the full time youth worker, trainee youth worker(s) and a team of volunteers, inspiring them with a compelling vision and personal example. You will develop and oversee the strategy to deliver life changing youth work in Barton, coordinating the development and delivery of activities, mentoring and coaching, and the Thrive Young Leaders programme in Barton.

You will need relevant qualifications in youth work (ideally a Youth Work and/or Theology degree) or equivalent experience of working with young people in a range of contexts, as well as experience of working with young people from a disadvantaged background, and experience of leading and managing a team of paid staff and/or volunteers.


As part of the core team of staff and volunteers, the team leader will live in Barton, Oxford, and will adopt Barton Community Church as their church. We ask that all staff commit long term to the role to build meaningful relationships and be effective in bringing transformation in the lives of young people and their communities.

The role is full time and will involve some evening and weekend work.

Thrive is part of Innovista, a Christian charity that develops leaders and teams. You’ll be part of a dynamic environment where your own growth and development is invested in. You’ll also benefit from being part of an international team, with colleagues across Europe and Central Asia.

This role has a Specific Occupational Requirement to be filled by a Christian under the provisions of the Equality Act (2010).


If you would like more information, including a full Job Description, please visit

To apply please go to, complete the application form and send it to us along with your CV.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31 July.
Interviews are planned for Friday 10 August. We may interview strong candidates as we review incoming applications and so may make an appointment before the closing date.

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