Parish Lead Catechist – St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill Parish

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and creative individual to work with the parish priest as a Lead Catechist at Stamford Hill Parish. This role requires particular responsibility in developing, supporting and co-ordinating specific catechetical and sacramental programmes.

Stamford Hill Parish is a lively and very active Jesuit Parish in  North London, and wish to appoint a Full-time Catechist (Polish & English speaking) to lead our catechetical ministry.  The work would involve teaching online and in person, on some weekends and evenings, coordinating and training the catechetical volunteers, preparing children and parents for First Holy Communion, preparing parents for the baptism of infants, RCIA, teenage Confirmation, and other associated responsibilities.  The work would suit a recent graduate in theology, a teacher, or someone committed to and with experience and training in the ministry of catechesis.  Applicant must have leadership and organisational expertise, and be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and some evenings, and some additional days in accordance with the liturgical calendar, and can expect to be working about 37 hours per week during the teaching time (normally September – June), including contact time and email/clerical time. Salary to be paid monthly in accord with Diocesan standards and commensurate to responsibility and amount of work (seasonal).   The successful candidate will be provided with office accommodation.

The successful candidate must be a good team player with excellent communication and Microsoft office skills, including Word and Excel. It is important that all applicants are self-motivated, organised, can multi task and work to deadlines. The chosen applicant must be able to work to their own initiative within this role and will also be a practising Roman Catholic, able to demonstrate a living faith that s/he is happy to share with others.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)


Hours of work:                                37 hours per week including evenings and weekend (normally M-F 9 – 4pm, some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays pro rata)

Salary:                                               £18.00 per hour

Closing date:                                   Thursday, 30 September 2021 at noon

Job Reference No:                          236-STAMH


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Parish Lead Catechist Job Description.Stamford Hill

To be considered for the role, please complete an online application. CVs will NOT be considered, therefore, please do not send them. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.  We reserve the right to remove a vacancy prior to the closing date.