Student Christian Movement News
SCM is seeking to employ a Regional Development Worker in the North West of England to start in September. The post will be based in Manchester, and is full time (35 hours per week) with a salary of £20-22,000 depending on experience. The Regional Development Worker will be joining a small dynamic staff team, developing our work with students in the North West of England. The successful candidate will expand our network of student groups and link churches, organise events, deliver training and work with students, local churches and chaplaincies to improve and develop student outreach and engagement in the region. Experience of Christian student work within a church or chaplaincy context would be an advantage.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 3rd June 2016. Interviews will take place the week beginning 13th June. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found at www.movement.org.uk/jobs
Council of Reference members
The trustees of the Student Christian Movement are looking to appoint members to the Council of Reference, the advisory body to the trustees. The trustees are particularly looking for people with expertise in the areas of fundraising, theology, membership development, ministry with young people and students, chaplaincy and marketing. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with dependents or caring responsibilities, and other groups under-represented in the charity sector.
The Council of Reference meets four times per year in January, April, June and September on a Friday afternoon, and lunch and travel expenses are provided by SCM.
To apply, please send your CV or a few paragraphs about your skills and experience to Paul Parker, the Convenor of General Council by email to email@example.com by 1st June 2016.
Effective Student Work Training
SCM is running a two day training course for chaplaincy assistants and university or church based student workers, to equips them with the essential skills and knowledge required for effective Christian student work. This course is suitable for those new to their post and those looking to acquire new skills and knowledge, and will cover the following: Defining the context of Christian Student Work, Student Engagement, Leading workshops, Social Media and Marketing, Facilitating Bible Study, Planning Interfaith Activities and Managing yourself and others. The course fee is £150, with a £25 discount for SCM Link Churches. To find out more and to book a place, visit www.movement.org.uk/events
Become an SCM Link Church for free!
Do you want to reach more students and provide a welcoming space for them to serve and be part of your community? Link your church with SCM for free and you'll receive great benefits including a profile on our website, ongoing support and advice to engage students, a bi-monthly newsletter specifically for churches, information about training in your area, and resources and publicity materials. It's really simple – just visit www.movement.org.uk/become-scm-link-church to complete the form.