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Youth Worker, Napier Corps

  • Providing leadership, vision and direction for Youth Ministries
  • Supporting and working relationally with youth in our community
  • Strengthening our community
  • Making a difference in peoples’ lives

About Napier Corps

Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  Psalm 36:9 inspires us to be a fountain of life to our community, a light that shines in the darkness.

We are a small but busy team, committed to providing a high level of service and care to our community.

About the role

We are committed to investing into the lives of our young people. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with youth – a creative, out-of-the-box thinker with a desire to see our young people thrive in all areas of their lives.

You will have the ability to build strong relationships with youth; mentoring and supporting them so that they grow as radical followers of Jesus.  Planning and running a weekly youth group that includes discipleship and social events, identifying and equipping volunteer leaders and building a network of other youth workers in Napier is also part of this role.

On a daily basis the role could encompass, but is not limited to, the following key tasks:

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction for the Corps (Church) Youth Ministries, ensuring they are holistic and balanced with an equal inward and outward focus;
  • Plan and run a weekly youth group with a volunteer team;
  • Be informed of key youth issues within our community and work to empower youth to overcome these;
  • Be a facilitator for the Aspire Kiwi Youth Development Programme;
  • Network and collaborate with other local agencies and groups working with youth in our community;
  • Identify, equip and supervise a team of volunteer leaders to be effective Youth Ministries Leaders and Workers;
  • Provide ongoing discipleship and pastoral care for youth.

This is a full time, fixed term position of 37.5 hours per week through to 31 January 2021.

This role reports to the Corps Officers.

Ideal Person Specification

  • Is a committed Christian;
  • Is fully supportive of the Mission of The Salvation Army;
  • Passionate about working with youth, with a strong desire to see young people grow in their relationship with Jesus;
  • Innovative and creative, with the ability to “think outside the box”;
  • Has completed or is will to complete relevant Keeping Children Safe training;
  • Has completed or is willing to complete TSA recognised youth work training;
  • Is a self-motivator and displays good initiative;
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships;
  • Ability to learn and take instruction;
  • Ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds;
  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy;
  • Holds a current, clean drivers licence.
  • Will work towards accreditation with The Salvation Army Keeping Children Safe Policy


Please contact for further information, or to apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter.

Applications close by 5pm on Friday 7 February, 2020.