Children & Families Worker, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Bellerive

Children & Families Worker
St Mark’s Anglican Church, Bellerive

Location: Bellerive, Hobart

Job Type: Part-time fixed term (16 hours/week)

Closing Date: 6 September 2023

About Hobart

Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, is a city that blends natural beauty and urban convenience. It lies at the base of kunanyi (Mount Wellington) and is surrounded by the bays and estuaries that lead out into the Southern Ocean.

It has a vibrant arts community, and is home to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Hobart has a number of annual and biennial festivals, including Mona Foma, the Wooden Boat festival, Dark Mofo and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Surrounded by orchards, vineyards and lush pastures, Hobart is well known for its wonderful local food. Bellerive is located on the Eastern Shore, a short drive from the Hobart CBD.

About the Parish

A significant part of our vision is to be a church that thrives in helping children and their families become disciples of Jesus. Our desire is to see young people learning, growing and flourishing as they embrace the gospel, learn the way of Jesus and discover their God-given gifts. We love seeing young people at St Mark’s. For many children at St Mark’s, being at church is a highlight of the week. We think this is because they are part of a community that is fun and affirming, in which God is present, (and perhaps morning tea plays a part too!). We enjoy the enthusiasm and playfulness of children, as well as their questions and insights, compassion and love.

About You

We are looking for a person who loves Jesus, who relates well with children and adults, and who is called by God to put their heart into children and families. We are hoping for a leader who will build a team of volunteers, and who will partner with parents and carers in the discipleship of children. We also hope for someone who has a heart for families in the broader community, who will embrace our vision, and seek to help families come to know and follow Jesus.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in children’s ministry
  • Capacity to lead and train volunteers and develop a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to teach children of different ages
  • Ability to partner with parents

Personal and Professional Development Requirements:

  • Follow a plan of continued professional and spiritual development, developed in conjunction with your Supervisor
  • As this role will require working on a Sunday morning, it will be important to develop a plan for sustaining self in ministry and nurturing faith outside of work hours. This could include:
    • Attendance at an evening service
    • Developing a sustainable practice for study of word, prayer and fellowship with others
    • Volunteering gifts and talents outside of work time in service of God
  • Meet for external professional supervision as per Diocesan requirements
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor at an agreed time

Download the Position Description.

About the Diocese

Bishop Richard Condie, the current Bishop, wants making disciples of Jesus to be at the core of everything we do. He also highly values training and support for church leaders – this includes each ministry leader in the Diocese having a coach/mentor, being in a cohort with others at the same life/ministry stage, and money and time given from the parish for professional development each year.

The current group of clergy/ministry leaders (about 80 in total) meet together twice a year and are highly supportive of each other in gospel partnership.

Find out more at the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania website.


  • Information about stipends and allowances in the Diocese is found here
  • Housing or a housing allowance will be provided
  • Appointment will be subject to fulfilling Safe Church Communities requirements, including a Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card and completion of a satisfactory Safe Ministry Screening Check.

How to apply

To apply for this position please prayerfully read over the attached Job Description and prepare a CV which will list 3 referees for us to call. Your referees should be able to attest to either your Christian faith, character and/or experience.

We also want to get to know a bit more about you, so please share (in no more than 2 pages) about your:

  1. Christian faith
  2. Experience in working with children and families
  3. Your gifts and sense of calling and vocation
  4. And why you would be a good candidate for this role.

Applications are due in by Wednesday 6 September, 2023 and are to be emailed to Rev’d Kim Beales at