Children’s Worker – Thornhill Church Cardiff

OrganisationThornhill Church Cardiff
DurationInitial 2-year contract
Hours20 hours per week

We have a strong pre-school work with our nursery, midweek toddler groups and Sunday provision. We already employ a part time youth worker for our secondary school young people. So we want this post to focus on infant & junior primary school children loving Jesus with all they are. Below is what we initially desire for the role.

Sunday Mornings

Halfway through our service 4 different groups go out for age specific time with Tots Time (0-4s), Junior Church 1 (infants) Junior Church 2 (juniors) and No Limits (11-14s). You would oversee Junior Church 1 + 2 and work with volunteers serving on the rota, plan and share materials, and be involved with the children to encourage their faith and give them opportunity to grow and explore their Father God.

New Kids Club

We would like you to lead and gather a team from church to continue to run our new, weekly, evangelistic after school kids club for church children to enjoy, invite their friends to, and for children from the school and wider community to come & hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is space to run infants & juniors at the same time if need be in our building as we have great facilities: WHAT’S IT LIKE INSIDE? Thornhill Church – YouTube

School Work

We would love you to continue to build on our relationship with our local school and be a weekly presence there by possibly doing an assembly, after school club, running a lesson, schools visits to church, etc. We want to serve our school by showing and sharing Jesus with the staff and children there.


You would be the pastoral contact for 0-11 year olds and their parents, along with being there when you can and offering help for our pre-school work. As a Church Trust we employ 15 people as we have pastoral church staff, Nursery staff, Café and Building staff and everything is for Jesus with the desire for us to serve Him and others to know Him. You would join this team.


We appreciate this role is part time and the applicant will take holidays, but when possible we would like them to run school holiday clubs, to pop into our weekly toddler groups with the desire to build relationships and to see if there are openings for things like daytime alpha, parenting courses, messy church, etc. We also want to give space for the spirit to prompt and shape this role.


We would envisage you to work 1 or 2 evenings/after school a week. Sunday morning meetings are required in this role/hours, but other days/hours are flexible if you have other work, commitments. Out of the 20 hours we would envisage 10 hours face to face work with children, and 10 hours for prep, etc. We consider working for our church a calling, so the applicant (and their spouse/children if they have) would need to feel called enough to become members and fully part of our church.


We are flexible but a rough outline of our desired process would be to receive applications and then arrange an interview and a Sunday visit in September/October and hopefully choose an applicant to start before Christmas. To apply, please send a CV to and please include any relevant experience, qualifications in relation to the above and include 2 references, with one being your current church/minister. Or if you have any questions then please email the above.