Help Needed

How you can be involved

There are lots of roles that you can help with at church – please do get involved. Email revd.lesley@badshotleaandhale.org to find out more:

Help making online services

Role description: To make whole video services or parts of video services as agreed

Person description: Good computer skills and access to a relatively powerful computer and good internet connection

Number of hours: depends on agreement

Reports to: Alan

System Support

Role description: The parish currently runs on a variety of Google sheets, with associated Javascript macros. There is an opportunity to support these, or to help move them to Office 365 Power Automate

Person description: Good Computer skills with some experience of programming

Number of hours: Work expands to fill the time available!  If it is ongoing support there is perhaps an hour a week, but this can come in lumps as Google have a habit of changing things without telling us and they then need to be made to work in the new regime.

Reports to: Alan

GDPR Lead

Role description: Understand the requirements of Data Protection and ensure we are compliant

Person description: Good at understanding regulations and applying them

Number of hours: Very few, giving advice when needed

Reports to: Alan

House Rental Coordinator

Role description: The parish owns a house on Sandy Hill – this needs to be rented out either in its entirety or as student rooms to maximise income for the parish. This job involves liaising with letting agents who will manage the property and getting any work done as required.

Person description: It would be helpful to understand property and maintenance – someone who owns a house themselves would be able to do this job.

Number of hours: This is a bit unknown – it will take some time to engage an agent and ensure the house is up to letting standard, after that the agent should do most of the work

Reports to: A designated member of the PCC

Little Bees Leader

Role description: Attend Little Bees and support the group. Responsible for safeguarding, risk assessments and the team of helpers

Person description: Desire to support families and create a welcoming environment

Number of hours: 3 per week

Reports to: Lesley

Questioning Faith Mentors

Role description: When we run QF courses for people new to Christianity it would be good to have more established people from the congregation to support the new people.

Person description: Willingness to talk openly about their own faith

Number of hours: Courses tend to be about 6-8 weeks of 1½ hours, run on an ad hoc basis

Reports to: Alan

School Mentors

Role description: We have recently taken on the running of a mentoring scheme for young people in Heath End School.  We haven’t yet found out if we are welcome back in in the current circumstances, but there will come a time when we do. We listen and talk to a young person for an hour a week during term time and there is a termly meeting of mentors.  Commitment is for a term at a time, although initial training is more substantial (we haven’t done any yet so I don’t know exactly).

Person description: A non-judgmental attitude and love for teenagers

Hours: 3 hours per week term time

Reports to: Alan

Prayer Co-ordinator

Role description: Take responsibility for prayer requests and keep the database up to date.

Person description: Pastoral and able to keep confidences

Hours: Ad-hoc, no more than 1 per week

Reports to: Lesley

Social Media Lead

Role description: Running our Instagram account and Twitter account

Person description: Understands social media and contemporary online culture.

Hours: 30 mins per day

Reports to: Stella

Social Media Team Member

Role description: Sharing, liking and commenting on our social media posts

Person description: Just needs to be on a social media platform

Hours: virtually nil

Reports to: Stella

Magazine editor

Role description: Putting together the parish magazine each month, asking for contributions, laying out the pages.

Person description: Computer literate with an eye for laying out the magazine and an understanding of what the readers will want in their magazine

Hours: 16 per month

Reports to: Stella

Magazine delivery coordination

Role description: Coordinating a team of people to deliver the magazines. Posting some of the magazines to those who live outside the parish

Person description: Good at organisation and spreadsheets, good at leading a team

Hours: 4 per month

Reports to: Stella

Notice Board Officer

Role description: Collect items to put on the boards and pin them up once a week

Person description: Able to collect the posters etc and get round the three churches, a good eye to ensure the boards look attractive

Hours: 2 hours per week

Reports to: Stella 

Youth leaders

Role description: We would like to reinvigorate our youth ministry and we will need a team of people who would like to work with young people.

Person description: Able to work with young people in a group setting

Hours: 4 hours per week

Reports to: Lesley

Schools Liaison Officer

Role description: Work with the schools on school services in churches, joint projects, and work in the schools

Person description: Good at partnership working, creative ideas, familiar with the school environment

Hours: 3 hours per week term time

Reports to: Lesley

Open the Book Leader

Role description: Set up a new team of people to go into the schools and offer Open The Book assemblies at the schools that we don’t currently reach

Person description: Good with children and able to coordinate a team

Hours: 4 hours per week term time

Reports to: Lesley

Pastoral Support

Role description: Calling people to check they are ok, visiting when that is allowed

Person description: Empathetic, non-judgemental, good at listening, loves people

Hours: Depends on agreement

Reports to: Lesley

Care Home Liaison Officer

Role description: Goes into our local care home to understand the needs and offer services

Person description: Good at working in partnership and liaising with clergy, choirs etc

Hours: 1 per week

Reports to: Lesley

Vergers for Occasional Offices

Role description: Available occasionally during the day and on Saturdays to help at Funerals and Weddings – able to work the CD player and put out the microphones and welcome people

Person description: Good with technology and welcoming

Hours: Ad hoc – you will be part of a team of people called upon occasionally

Reports to: Lesley

Church roles

Grounds officer at each of the churches

Role description: For each church we need someone to help with the grounds. Able to organise teams to help occasionally. At each of the churches we do have great people who are already doing gardening, but there are sometimes additional maintenance works that needs a team

Person description: Enjoys gardening and grounds maintenance

Hours: Depends on agreement

Reports to: Warden

Maintenance officer at each of the churches

Role description: Repair things that can be repaired and call in contractors when necessary. Check fabric monthly.

Person description: Good at DIY. Ideally it would be good to have electrician, construction or plumbing experience

Hours: 2 hours per week per church

Reports to: Warden

Cleaning at each of the churches

Role description: Clean the church and other rooms

Person description: Good at cleaning

Hours: 1.5 hours per week per church and 2 hours per week at St George’s

Reports to: Warden

On Call Key Holders for each of the churches

Role description: Holds keys to the church and is able to open up the church at short notice

Person description: Able to be contacted at short notice during the day or evening

Hours: very infrequent occurrence

Reports to: Warden 

Eco-Church representative at each of the churches

Role description: Four churches are Eco-churches, a national initiative that uses an online questionnaire to assess churches. This person needs to fill in the online data, recommend policies to the PCC and promote eco work in congregation

Person description: Knowledgeable and passionate about environmental issues and computer literate

Hours: Depends on agreement

Reports to: Lesley

Finance Project representative at each of the churches

Role description: Each church needs to contribute£46,000 – £50,000 to make ends meet. In each church building there is a target board. We need someone to keep on top of this, update board and communicate this to the congregation. This can be done by liaising with the Treasurer, the Stewardship Officer and Stella.

Person description: Good at numbers and explaining them

Hours: 3 per month

Reports to: Lesley

St John’s Church

Intercessors

Role description: Prepare prayers for the Sunday Service and pray them during the service

Person description: Able to lead prayers

Hours: 1 per month

Reports to: Warden

Servers

Role description: Prepare everything for communion and assist the priest during the service

Person description: Willing to help during the service

Hours: 1 per month

Reports to: Warden

Opening and closing the church

Role description: Opens and closes the church on a rota

Person description: Able to get to the church and open or close it

Hours: depends on how often they are on the rota

Reports to: Warden

Baptism and Weddings Link

Role description: Links with families who are having weddings and baptisms – attend the preparation sessions and rehearsals were possible and is a friendly face on the day. Invites families to services and events that they might enjoy

Person description: Friendly and good at putting people at ease and relating to families

Hours: 1 hour per week

Reports to: Lesley

Coffee lead

Role description: Make sure there are people to serve coffee each week and that we have the right supplies

Person description: Friendly and welcoming and able to fill in an online spreadsheet

Hours: Very few – the rota should run without too much intervention

Reports to: Warden

St George’s Church

Welcomers

Role description: Put out chairs and welcome people as they arrive.

Person description: Fit and able to move chairs, friendly and welcoming

Hours: 2 per month

Reports to: Warden

Mowers

Role description: Mow the lawn at St George’s from the spring

Person description: Able to use the electric mower

Hours: 3 per month

Reports to: Warden

Intercessors

Role description: Prepare prayers for the Sunday Service and pray them during the service

Person description: Able to lead prayers

Hours: 1 per month

Reports to: Warden

Servers

Role description: Prepare everything for communion and assist the priest during the service

Person description: Willing to help during the service

Hours: 1 per month

Reports to: Warden

St Mark’s Church

Deputy Churchwarden

Role description: Fill in when churchwarden is away and share in the responsibilities of the churchwarden

Person description: Leadership skills

Hours: Depends on agreement

Reports to: Warden

Rota coordinator

Role description: Ensure there is someone to be the Host at each service and encourage new people to pick up jobs to do in the service

Person description: Someone who gets to know people in the congregation

Hours: Very few – the rota runs really without any help

Reports to: Warden

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