Youth and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator | The Salvation Army

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Youth and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator

Winton Corps, Winton, Southland
  • Be a champion for Children & Youth
  • Empower young people
  • Make a difference in the world!

Permanent position of 37.5 hours per week

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Purpose of the Position:

The Winton Salvation Army is a rural based Corps serving the Winton and Central Southland community. This role is to provide focused leadership for all things related to children and youth within the Corps including community outreach programmes, building strategic partnerships within local schools and exploring relationships that support children and youth within the wider community.

Key Relationships:

The Children and Youth role reports directly to the Winton Corps Officer with relationships with Corps Members and Leadership team, Divisional Youth and Children’s Secretary, Volunteers, Community groups and agencies

Key tasks:

  • Train, support and oversee the youth and children’s ministry team
  • Strategic oversight of programmes & initiatives for children and youth
  • Engage with youth and children pastorally, socially, and spiritually
  • Engage in ongoing professional development through training and professional networks
  • Advocate for youth and children within the Corps and wider community
  • Assist with planning and running of Corps community-based events
  • Pastoral care as it relates to children, youth, and their families.

Person Specification

For the role, the ideal applicant will have:

  • A passion for and experience in leading and discipling children/youth
  • A strong Christian faith & be fully committed to the mission of The Salvation Army
  • The ability to work both independently & collaboratively with others
  • Keeping Children Safe accreditation or be willing to complete this prior to starting
  • Be an active participant in church life & willing to explore becoming an Adherent / Soldier within the Winton Corps if not already.
  • A working understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A clean full drivers’ licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Contact information

For more information about this role and for a Job Description please contact Anna Ellis on 021-2388-526 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed Application form to: Winton Salvation Army, 7 Dejoux Rd, Winton or email by Friday 14th October 2022.

Application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check.

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 14 October 2022.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.