Children and Families Pastor Post

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and faith-filled Children and Families Pastor EITHER FULL-TIME (37hr/week) OR PART-TIME (26hr/week) to our supportive staff team (depending on whether or not the right applicant would like to combine the core role with that of running additional crèche sessions for our mid-week outreach groups).

In this rewarding role, you will oversee and develop our established Sunday ministries for children aged 0-11, strengthen our pastoral provision for their families, and - through running Minis (a Wednesday morning toddler group), becoming known in our church school, and working closely with other staff who are directly responsible for our strong outreach to families - encourage new families towards a life-giving relationship with Jesus.

  • Do you love working with young children and their families, and long to see them grow in their knowledge and love of God?
  • Would you like to lead within a church that is growing, full of opportunities and making a significant difference in our community?
  • Do long to see more families drawn into a new relationship with Jesus?
  • Could you grow, equip and train a team of willing volunteers?

If so, please click on link below to download a Role Description and Application Form 

Applications to be returned to: St Mary's Church Office, Church Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NT, Telephone:  01608 646202. Email:

Closing date for applications:  noon, Monday 27th June 2022

Interviews:    Wed 6th July 2022 (tbc)

Start Date:   5th September 2022

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.

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Domestic Abuse Families Outreach Worker

We are seeking a Families Outreach Worker experienced in working alongside families who have been affected by domestic abuse and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), who will provide holistic 1:1 and individual family support with a focus on mental wellbeing, as well as run evidence-based programmes for groups.

Your would work as part of a wider community outreach team from both The Branch & St Mary’s Church, and under the supervision of our Domestic Abuse Lead.

For more information please contact


The Branch Trust is a newly established charity which has grown out to the outreach work of St Mary’s Church.  The Branch Trust is committed to serving the local community and has bought a building in the heart of the town which it is currently converting into a community hub, which will become the base for all the charity’s work.

Partnering with St Mary’s Church, the charity works with other statutory and voluntary agencies to signpost, support, encourage and empower those who are struggling regardless of age, background and circumstance.  

For more details please see and


To work as part of a wider team in:

  • Holding a case load of women and families who have experienced domestic abuse and / or adverse childhood experiences, providing appropriate holistic support 1:1 (in person, online, telephone, email, text) or as a family. This could involve support or signposting for mental health, housing, finances, court, parenting etc.

  • Organising and facilitating the Freedom Programme and / or Recovery Toolkit (or other specialist courses), to include recruiting participants for the programmes – carrying out initial referral process and pre-programme interview.

  • Conducting needs assessments and design individual interventions and safety plans based on the individual/ families’ circumstance and aspirations.

  • Liaising closely with colleagues in the service (multi-agency) to provide holistic and varied support for individuals/ families.

  • Working with children / young people in allocated families to identify needs and responding accordingly with a specific focus on mental wellbeing and ACEs.

  • Working with parents to improve their understanding of domestic abuse on their child and work with them to provide continued support for their child and parenting with a focus on mental wellbeing.

  • Keeping a focus on enabling the individual/ family to discover their aspirations and encourage / coach them to achieve these (through hobbies, volunteering, education or work) – taking an  innovative approach and work with other agencies to signpost accordingly.

  • Encouraging and delivering creative therapeutic techniques in both programmes and family work to promote self-awareness, confidence and participation.

  • Ensuring personal safety and safeguard the health and welfare of the individuals and families at all times. Where safeguarding concerns are identified, respond in line with the safeguarding protocol.

  • Advocating for individuals/ families as appropriate.

  • Working alongside other staff to develop effective consultation with and participation of all those we work with so that the survivors voice is heard and acted on in planning, creation and delivery of the service. 

  • Managing volunteers and provide opportunities for potential volunteers.

  • Undertaking appropriate training and keep updated on changes in legislation, policy and best practice relating to DADV, mental health and family support.

  • Ensuring that all legal requirements are met - adhering to and supporting all policies – including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, data protection, Equality and Diversity.

  • Keeping up-to-date and clear records of all case work and maintain appropriate confidentiality.

  • Ensuring appropriate risk management arrangements are in place for any activities under your oversight.

  • Overseeing and maintaining smooth administration processes that support the families outreach ministry, including communication and record keeping. 

  • Managing a designated budget accurately and efficiently. 

  • Attending appropriate training and working in conjunction with other staff team members.


​Please click on the links below to see a more detailed role description. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested.

To apply please download the job description and application form. Please send the completed application form together with your CV to by 18th May 2022.

Job Description

Application Form


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