part-time Children and Family Worker

Raglan Road Christian Church (RRCC) is an inner-city church based in the Cape Hill area of Smethwick in the West Midlands.

We are currently in the process of recruiting a part-time Children and Family Worker for 15  hours per week on a flexible basis.

Raglan Road Christian Church is located in a culturally diverse inner-city area with a growing population that is due to increase further with the imminent opening of a large hospital just a few minutes’ walk from our church. RRCC also partners with Smethwick Gospel Hall which is a church on the edge of a nearby retail park who are looking to be supported in terms of mission
and church growth.

We are currently in a season of transition working towards a refreshed vision and values with a new team of Pastors/Leaders in place since January 2022. At the end of this transition process, it is likely that the church will be relaunched with a new name that reflects our
refreshed vision and values, acknowledges our work across two sites, and reflects our  commitment to serving our community in Cape Hill.

We have identified that many of those returning to church or engaging with us for the first time are children, young people and families.

Even though we are currently working though our vision and values it is clear that there is a need to recruit a worker who can develop and
nurture our growing children’s groups, connect with families engaged with the church and re-establish connections with families in our community.

Although this post is for an initial six-month period, we are confident that this work will grow as we enter a new phase of showing the love of Jesus to Children, Young People and Families as a relaunched church with a refreshed vision in early 2023.

We are able to offer a salary for the 15 hours of between £8,400 and £9,200 per annum (£21,000 to £23,000 pro rata) depending on qualifications and experience. The post will be initially on a six-month fixed term contract but is likely to be extended as the work grows.

Candidates will be required to provide evidence that they are legally entitled to work in the UK; meet the genuine occupational requirement that applicants for this role are Christian and support the beliefs and practices of Raglan Road Christian Church and Smethwick Gospel Hall;
and take an active part in the life, mission and worship of Raglan Road Christian Church and Smethwick Gospel Hall. This role is subject to enhanced DBS certification and to satisfactory references.

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV to Gareth Brown at along with a covering letter/email that outlines how you meet the requirements for the role of Children and Family Worker. The deadline for receiving an application is Friday August 26th

If you would like an initial conversation about the role, please contact Gareth on 07786 074977 or email to arrange a time. If you wish to have this initial conversation, please contact Gareth before Friday July 29th


Location: Raglan Road Christian Church (RRCC, Smethwick Salary: £8,400 and £9,200 per annum (£21,000 to £23,000 pro rata) depending on qualifications and experience. Posted: 18th July Closing date: 26th August 2022 Contact Name: Gareth Brown Email: Hours: 15 hours per week