For some, this Covid-19 season has been a time to breathe and take stock; for us at Shift Youth + Community we’ve been as active as usual, we just had to change tactics! (You can find out more about what that has looked like on our Covid Response pages in the menu above).

Now as lockdown begins to ease our face-to-face youth work is ramping up again and the SYC team in Reading are looking for a number of folk to join the team. We are looking for youth ministry lead and community work lead, people to join our youth program teams, we are also looking for one or two interns to be part of our life full time, and we are looking for a Business Professional to join us part-time to help us become more sustainable.

 

This Covid season has helped to emphasise the importance of community and authentic connection, it has served to highlight the vulnerabilities that sections of our communities live with, and it has shown us that we are indeed better together.

We are looking for people to join our team who want to see the young people of South Reading (in particular) flourish and the community come together in greater strength and inclusivity.

Become our Youth Ministry Lead…

We want to see our youth ministry expand in breadth and depth in response to the needs of the young folk of South Reading. This means growing and building team as well as developing current and new programs we run and services we provide. The introduction of Radio SYC youth programs is very likely to significantly increase our reach into the young people of South Reading, we need to be ready to respond to what this brings.

We would like to appoint someone with experience in youth work and team leadership who is passionate about seeing a thriving SYC youth ministry in South Reading.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Be an integral member of the SYC team, participating in team rhythms of prayer, mission and connection, both locally and nationally.
  • Understand, espouse and pass on to others, the culture and values of SYC.
  • Grow and build youth team to deliver SYC youth programs and services.
  • Develop SYC’s youth ministry with reference to the joint youth mission strategy.
  • develop current schools work and add to services provided at JMA
  • develop after schools programing and services including the youth components of RadioSYC.
  • develop other programs and services according to where the community’s young people ‘are at’.​​​​​​​

If you are interested or would like more information, contact office@syc.life

Join our Youth Program Teams…

If you are an experienced youth worker interested in joining some new and exciting youth programmes we would love to hear from you! Youth work is what we do best, so you would be working with a passionate and experienced team.

If you are interested or would like more information, contact office@syc.life 

Become our Community Work Lead…

We want to see SYC’s ministry making an increasing impact on the local community through our work with families, community partner networking and broader community work that builds social cohesion (including events). We want to see our work with the local churches in community mission, increasing and deepening.

We are currently not able to move forward our community work as SYC due to our current team capacity and it prevents us from responding fully to new opportunities. Current things that are on hold include: progress with the ROC conversation, engagement with Citizens conversation, pursuing and contributing to partnerships and networks, full development of our work with families of young kids in the area.

We want to be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the development and flourishing of our local community. Therefore, we want to appoint someone with experience in community work/mission and team leadership who is passionate about seeing a thriving SYC community ministry in South Reading.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Be an integral member of the SYC team, participating in team rhythms of prayer, mission and connection, both locally and nationally.
  • Understand, espouse and pass on to others, the culture and values of SYC.
  • Develop SYC’s work with families of young kids, with reference to the joint mission strategy.
  • Develop partnerships with local churches and strengthen the partnerships of local churches together.
  • Bring SYC’s contribution to local partnerships like ROC and Citizens.
  • Grow and build team – both program specific and general community work team.
  • Help to develop community focused programing for the RadioSYC.
  • Work with Youth Ministry Lead to ensure that youth and community programs and services dovetail and compliment each other.

If you are interested or would like more information, contact office@syc.life 

Join us as a full-time intern…

By joining our team as a full-time intern you will be getting lots of hands-on experience, no two days will be the same! Our current intern, Reneta reflects on what it means to be an intern for Shift, Youth + Community:

“To be an intern at SYC means saying yes to not only reaching out to young people and the community but also to yourself. It has taken me on a journey of personal, professional, and spiritual development by giving me the freedom to be creative, participate in both the big and small tasks, celebrate, make mistakes and learn, and discover a more authentic version of myself. The internship doesn’t begin on Monday and end on Friday (the work does, of course), but it is more a way of life than a role. It’s a fascinating blend that keeps you grounded but also lets you be free!”

If you are interested in becoming a full-time intern or would like more information on what being an intern involves, get in touch at office@syc.life.

Help us to become more sustainable…

It’s not only going to take youth and community workers to facilitate the transformation we want to see, we need a range of other skills on the team! We need someone to help us develop and actualise our long-term funding model, so if you are comfortable moving in the world of business and finance at a high level, if you’re something of an entrepeneur  and have experience as a networker and fundraiser we would love to hear from you.

For more information and to apply, contact trustees@syc.life

Find out more…

If you are interested in any of our current vacancies or have some questions about a certain role, we would love to hear from you. If you know anyone who would be perfect for one of our roles, please let them know!

To find out more about us and what we do, why not have a look around our website – the ‘About Us’ page is a good place to start, then head to our ‘Why Fund Us’ page.

Get in touch

For more information on how you can be part of whats happening please get in touch