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Children and Families Worker

Do you want to make a real impact in the lives of children and families, encouraging them in a vibrant Christian faith? Have you got a heart for children and like to see them grow in faith?

St Paul’s is based in a heritage church in Papanui and intends to continue to witness to God’s goodness by making this a welcoming place for children and families. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to run our Sunday morning children’s programme and a one-day-a-week After School Programme.

We partner with the highly successful LOOP Youth Centre right on our church premises, run by the Papanui Youth Development Trust. Additional hours are available through LOOP that will see you interact with school children and their families. You’ll be part of an energetic, lively team who have a heart for the people of Northwest Christchurch. If you have the heart for this role, present ideas in a written brief or call to discuss further.

10 hours a week:
3 hours on Sunday morning (including set-up and communication)
3 hours on a weekday afternoon to suit the applicant (including set-up)
4 hours preparation and administration

This role is for an initial fixed term period of two years, with the potential for this to be extended.

St Paul’s Papanui is located in north-west Christchurch (1 Harewood Road). LOOP is located adjacent to the church hall and can provide a space for preparation and interaction.

To apply for the position of children and families worker:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter including your ideas on how to make this role your own by sending them to

If your CV catches our eye, we may ask for more information, such as referees (if not supplied previously), and will ask you to complete a national police check form.

Face to face interview with some of our leadership team.

If we offer you the position, an employment contract will have to be signed.

If you wish to make contact before or during the application process to discuss anything, please ring the Vicar Tim Frank on 022 652 2558.