Outreach & Programme Coordinator

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service are advertising a dynamic and evolving role serving the young people of the diocese of Nottingham.

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Salary: £28,000 – £34,000
Contract: Full-time, flexible working as required
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Interviews: w/c 24 June 2024

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service (NDCYS) are advertising a dynamic and evolving role serving the young people of the diocese of Nottingham. This role is pivotal to supporting the development and growth of NDCYS in service of the mission of the Church in the Nottingham diocese. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced leader to develop new and existing ways of enabling the young people of the Nottingham diocese to encounter God, grow in discipleship and facilitate opportunities for mission in the context of the Briars retreat centre and outreach to schools and parishes.

How to apply:

If you are keen to join NDCYS’s expanding team, email your CV and covering letter to info@ndcys.com and if there are any opportunities available, they will be in touch. NDCYS may keep your details on file for a year in case anything suitable comes up,  please do keep checking their website for any opportunities that arise.

In the meantime, please read information about the job vacancy below.

The main functions of this role include:

  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of NDCYS’s work with young people by creating strategically sustainable programmes and a calendar of events that complement our long term development plan.
  • Delivering the NDCYS strategy to reach their ambitious goals for youth ministry in the Nottingham Diocese Catholic life and mission.

Catholic life and mission

  • To be an example of Christian life, Kingdom focused, and Gospel driven, living faithfully in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • To take a key leadership role in nurturing and developing the spiritual and communal life of the Christian community that serves the mission of the youth service.
  • Work in a spirit of synodality to ensure that young people and their needs are shaping the work of NDCYS and that their programmes and other initiatives are relevant and responsive in their presentation of the Kerygma and how they form, encourage and equip young disciples for mission.
  • To work in partnership with the Vocations, Formation for Mission, Caritas and other key teams
    within the diocese to ensure effective collaboration and stewardship of resources in pursuit of
    the shared mission of the diocese.


  • Contribute to the wider work of the youth service as a part of the leadership team for NDCYS.
  • Line manage/supervise, mentor and accompany Programme Leaders, Apprentices and
    volunteers, plan their schedule of work and lead and facilitate training as appropriate.
  • Support the recruitment, training and coordination of interns and volunteers.
  • Ensure the volunteer team are equipped and supported throughout their time with NDCYS through training, formation and supervision.
  • Take the lead on the day to day life of the community.
  • Prioritise intentional elationship management with key stakeholders to further the mission of
  • Act as deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Support existing and foster new ways of ensuring financial difficulties are not a barrier to young
    people engaging with the work of NDCYS.

Programme Development

  • Lead the development of high quality, theologically sound retreat programmes that meet the
    needs of young people.
  • In collaboration with the Director and site team develop the retreat facilities of the Briars.
  • Facilitate the development of high quality, well branded retreat materials that support the
    programme and the prayer life of young people when they return home.
  • Support programme leaders and apprentices in the safe and impactful delivery of programmes,
    including on call responsibilities.
  • Plan and lead occasional retreats.
  • Ensure effective evaluation of programmes and foster a culture of reflective practice.
    Outreach and Mission.
  • Develop a strategic plan for outreach and mission that complements our long term development
    goals and takes into consideration the stages of discipleship.
  • Develop and lead NDCYS’s outreach offering to schools including retreat days and whole
    school mission weeks.
  • Develop and facilitate a programme of regular diocesan events including Flame, World Youth
    Day and the diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage.
  • In collaboration with the Formation for Mission team develop and deliver a strategy for
    effectively preparing young people for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Develop and facilitate opportunities (and a model) for young people to engage with Mission
    projects that include an element of social justice and/or faith sharing both locally and globally.

Other requirements

  • To adhere to the requirements of the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Roman
    Catholic Church.
  • To promote a safe environment in accordance with NDCYS’s health and safety policies and
  • To contribute to and as appropriate attend and lead management and supervision meetings.
  • To undertake training and development opportunities as appropriate.
  • To hold a Full UK driving licence and have access to a car for business use

For more information, please contact director@ndcys.com.