PERSON SPECIFICATION

The applicant may be lay or ordained 



E ... Essential      D ... Desirable  

   Factor            
 
   Specification                                                        E or D       
Knowledge 
& Education 

  • Holding relevant qualifications in community work, youth work, theology or other relevant disciplines.
   E
Skills & 
Abilities 

  • A gifted communicator able to relate to people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths, with excellent and attractive presentation skills. 
   E
 
  • A self-starter, able to take initiatives and work flexibly. 
   E
 
  •  A team player who, always welcoming support, recognises the benefits of collective effort and mutual cooperation.
   E
 
  • A good facilitator who can build confidence and develop skills in others. Able to lead, organize, motivate volunteers in the community and in local churches.
   E
 
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to reorient priorities and reschedule project work effectively.
   D
 
  • Well organised and disciplined. Able to manage personal workload, co-ordinating a number of activities and prioritising appropriately.  
   E
 
  •  Fluent in the use of ICT and social media 
   D
 
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings & w/es as work requires 
   E
Experience
  • Experience in a similar role would be desirable but not essential
   D
Christian Ethos 
  • Pursues and maintains a Christian faith through ongoing personal spiritual development and a personal relationship with God
   E
 
  • A person with a deep, well-grounded faith, who sees the challenge of community building as an essential expression of that faith.
   E
 
  • Willing to contribute to the life of local churches regarding the HRN2 development
   E
 
  • Respecting those of other faith groups
   E
Personal Qualities 
  • Active member of a Christian Church with a real desire to discover how the visions and values of the Gospel can impinge on the daily lives of a brand new community of people, most of whom will not know one another – children, teenagers, adults, families and older people.
   E
 
  • Positive attitude and a highly professional approach 
   E
 
  • Self-motivated with determination to achieve results 
   E
 
  • Capable of maintaining own emotional and spiritual well-being 
   E
Values
  • The pioneer community worker will be expected to reflect a strong commitment to these values: 
   E
 
  • The dignity, worth and value of all people as bearers of God’s image.
   E
 
  • The equality of all people and the need to challenge discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, faith, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.
   E
 
  • A genuine concern about issues which affect people’s lives, especially those which afflict or oppress some members of the community – and a desire to share issues, ideas and responses with those who can help or influence for good. 
   E