Monday, April 22, 2024

Job Vacancy – Part Time Parish Music Outreach Worker

All Saints Church Thelwall are looking to employ a Part Time Parish Music Outreach Worker to work in both the church and our local non-faith based junior school.

The successful candidate will organise the church choir, lead and facilitate choir practices and musical worship, and will engage children in the village junior school, encouraging children and young people to take part in musical worship outside the school environment.

Start Date1st September 2024
Pay & ConditionsIn line with Living Wage Foundation rates, and Royal School of Church Music guidance Additional income from Weddings and Funerals as per RSCM rates.
Additional BenefitsThe church offers an electric piano and an organ – an opportunity for organ skills training can be provided. Free Use of Church Building and facilities for music practice and teaching. Contributory pension 6 Sundays paid holiday per year
Hours of Work6 hours per week in church, 14 hours per week in the village primary schools and in the community
LocationAll Saints Church Thelwall, the Parish Hall, and Thelwall Primary Schools
Responsible toVicar of All Saints Church Thelwall
Contract Length2 years including one year probation, + 1 year extension
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1Responsible for the organisation of church music.  Leading choir and music group in church services on Sundays, including additional services such as Messy Church
2Structuring and leading musical events including weddings and funerals; taking a leading role in church based social events.
3Working 6 hours per week in the local school, teaching songs and engaging children with music.
4Encouraging children and young people in musical worship outside the church and school environment
Essential Requirements of the Candidate
 To be successful in this role it is considered that a Christian Belief / Faith is essential
 The successful candidate will need to be proficient in piano keyboard skills
 The candidate should have been part of a choir or music group, although not necessarily in a leadership role
 The candidate will have to be DBS checked and will need to complete the Church of England Safeguarding Processes and Training
Desirable Requirements of the Candidate
 A Musical qualification of some description would be helpful
Selection Method and Timeline
April 26 2024Informal approach to the Vicar, which will result in a more detailed specification
May 31 2023Letter of Application and CV; including two personal references, at least one of which to do with musical ability
June 2024Panel Interview with Vicar, Musician, and one other PCC member
July 2024Appointment