Jobs

We are often looking for amazing people to join the team in various capacities. This is the page where we will post any vacancies for Arun Community Church, the Wickbourne Centre, Refresh Coffee Shop and the PlayCentre. Please see any current opportunities below, or why not consider volunteering?


Bank Coffee Shop Assistant

Do you love a latte or crave cappuccino? Do you enjoy serving people with a smile? Can you help provide a warm and welcoming environment in our busy centre?

At Refresh we are looking for a positive and fun individual to assist in serving drinks and snacks to our customers on an ad hoc basis, covering hours in daytime and some evenings as available. In exchange for your hard work, we offer a supportive team environment, excellent training opportunities and a generous annual leave allowance.

We at Arun Church offer a range of activities and services, tailored to the needs of the local community. We keep our focus on the safety and welfare of children and young people.

£7.57 per hour, when available. Bank position.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application

Please download and read the information below and return your completed Application Form to us at The Wickbourne Centre, or via email to flix.gillett@arunchurch.com.

Closing date: Friday 29th September 2017.

Interview date: Thursday 5th October 2017.


Cleaning Assistant Evenings

Are you passionate about cleanliness? Do you love keeping things tidy and have great attention to detail? Do you take pride in your work?

At the Wickbourne Centre we are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to assist in cleaning our premises in the evenings to ensure a safe, welcoming environment for the community. In addition to cleaning each day, you will also be a key holder, supporting the Premises Manager with locking and unlocking the centre.

In exchange for your hard work, we offer a supportive team environment, excellent training opportunities and a generous annual leave allowance.

We at Arun Church offer a range of activities and services, tailored to the needs of the local community. We keep our focus on the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application Closed

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 15th September 2017

 


Deputy Nursery Manager

PlayCentre LogoAre you passionate about providing excellent day care for children? Do you have the organisational and leadership skills to help develop our team?

PlayCentre Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Deputy Manager to assist in running the setting and ensuring a safe, caring environment for children and staff. In addition to engaging with the children, you will also lead on administration, supporting the Manager and helping manage the staff team.

In exchange for your hard work, we offer a supportive team environment, excellent training opportunities and a generous annual leave allowance.

We at Arun Church offer a range of activities and services, tailored to the needs of the local community. We keep our focus on the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application Closed

Closing Date: 5pm, Thursday 10th August 2017

 


Various Nursery Positions

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for enthusiastic team members to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. PlayCentre Nursery takes up to 60 children from 12 weeks to 8 years old.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Qualified Nursery Team Leader – Full-Time
  • Qualified Nursery Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator – Full-Time
  • Nursery Assistant (Maternity Cover) – 16 hours a week

All positions are to be worked between Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm year round. Please download the following Job Descriptions for full information.

Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

Applications Closed

 


Temporary Admin Assistant (Sickness Cover)

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for an organised Admin Assistant to provide a high standard of office support to the Nursery Manager and wider team. PlayCentre Nursery takes up to 60 children from 12 weeks to 8 years old.

This is a temporary part-time position (16 hours per week), to be worked Monday to Thursday, 9am-1pm as Sickness Cover. As such it is Fixed-Term and will end when the current post-holder returns to work. You must have excellent organisational and administration skills, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc), with experience of other computer systems and software. Ideally you will have some experience or knowledge of an Early Years setting.

Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application Closed

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 12th May 2017


Premises Manager

Can you use your practical and organisational skills to ensure an excellent environment for the community?

We are looking for a dedicated individual to manage our buildings; The Wickbourne Centre is a thriving community building housing the Arun Community Church office, Littlehampton Children’s and Family Centre, PlayCentre Nursery and Refresh Coffee Shop, while 102-104 The Street has the PlayCentre Pre-School downstairs and rented offices upstairs.

The Premises Manager will oversee the maintenance and security of the buildings ensuring a safe, clean environment for everyone. Tasks include supervising the cleaning team, review and service of control systems and equipment, health and safety compliance, organisation of repairs and supplies, coordinating access to premises, etc. Please read the Job Description for full information.

Application Closed

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 3rd February 2017


Qualified Nursery Assistant (Maternity Cover)

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. PlayCentre Nursery takes up to 60 children from 12 weeks to 8 years old.

This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week), to be worked between Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm as Maternity Cover. As such it is Fixed-Term and will end when the current post-holder returns to work (expected to be around 9 months). You must hold a GNVQ level 2 or 3 qualification in early years and childcare (or equivalent) with previous experience in a setting.

Application Closed


Children’s Worker

Are you passionate about developing faith in children?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead our children’s work for 0-11 year olds as part of the ACCelerate team, with the aim of engaging and inspiring children to follow Jesus, and to have significant involvement in transforming young lives through our community and schools work. This will involve developing our existing groups to enable children to explore the Christian faith in fun and engaging ways. 

ACCelerate is the children’s and youth work of Arun Community Church. We share a passion to help children and young people feel valued and respected, and run a variety of activities which we define in three categories; Faith, Community, and School. Arun Community Church is a vibrant and active church that is home to over 400 Christians who meet every Sunday at The Littlehampton Academy.

Due to the nature of this role, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post holder is an active Christian. This falls within the scope for exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Section 9. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The closing date for this role is 5pm on Monday 28th November 2016, and we plan to interview on Wednesday 7th December 2016. If you are unable to make the interview date, then you can request a change of date, although we cannot promise to accommodate your request. If you have not heard from us within one week of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted for this role.

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 28th November 2016

Application Closed


 

Qualified Senior Nursery Practitioner

Are you passionate about leading exceptional play and learning for younger children?

PlayCentre LogoThe PlayCentre Nursery have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Practitioner to lead the under 2’s room at our busy setting. PlayCentre Nursery takes up to 60 children from 12 weeks to 8 years old and is based in The Wickbourne Centre, Littlehampton.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with a strong, proven track record in early years and a commitment to work as part of a larger team for the benefit of the children.

You will need a clear understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how to implement it, providing a stimulating and cosy learning environment for the younger children in the Nursery. You will also be able to lead other practitioners and liaise with the 2—5’s room as well as the multi-agency team in the Littlehampton Children and Family Centre.

You must be qualified at least to an NVQ3 in Early Years and Childcare or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For more information about the job and how to apply, please download the documents below.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 14th October 2016

Application Closed


 

Part Time Launch Pad Worker

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people by providing a great start to their day?

We are looking for an enthusiastic early riser to join our daily Breakfast Club as part of a small team. Launch Pad is a FREE Breakfast Club that runs before school every day during term-time. Children who attend get a healthy nutritious breakfast that includes cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit, plus opportunities for games or craft sessions before cleaning their teeth and joining the Walking Bus to school.

This post is to help prepare, serve and tidy away breakfast while engaging with the children, including talking with and listening to their thoughts, ideas and opinions. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: Extended to 5pm, Friday 26th August 2016

Application Closed


 

Part Time Qualified Nursery One-to-One Support Assistant

(Term Time Only, temporary contract reviewed on a termly basis)

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for a dedicated individual to help provide one-to-one support for children with additional requirements. We offer a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: Extended to 5pm, Friday 14th September 2016

Application Closed


Part-Time Qualified Nursery Assistant

(Term Time Only, until Jan 2017 with possible extension to Jul 2017)

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: Extended to 5pm, Friday 14th September 2016

Application Closed


Part Time Walking Bus Workers

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our daily Breakfast Club and help walk children to school.  This post is for half an hour each morning to supervise children walking from the Wickbourne Centre to local Primary Schools. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application Closed


 

Part Time Qualified Pre-School Supervisor

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children?

PlayCentre Pre-School in Rustington is looking for a qualified supervisor helping provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the setting. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 13th June 2016.

Application Closed


 

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre Manager

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Are you passionate about empowering the church to build a bridge into the lives of people in the community, and tackling one of the biggest causes of poverty in the UK?

Christians Against Poverty runs a network of debt centres throughout the UK, each one in partnership with a local church. Arun Community Church, in partnership with the local churches and organisations, are recruiting for a Centre Manager to set up and run a new debt centre for the Littlehampton area (covering Rustington, Angmering, East Preston and Arundel). This post will include communicating CAP’s debt advice to people taken on by the centre as CAP clients. All of this must be done in such a way as it positively reflects the Christian faith and the core values of the charity.

Due to the nature of this role in communicating the beliefs of the Christian faith, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post holder is a Christian. Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Application Closed


 

Design & Communications

Are you passionate about getting a message across? Do you have the skills to help us communicate effectively across digital, print and multi-media?

Arun Community Church is looking to appoint a full-time design & communications worker to express the vision of the church and tell stories of changed lives through engaging and creative ways. Duties will involve writing and editing content for our website, newsletters, social media, press releases, designing flyers and developing other creative content such as photography and video.

Due to the profile of this role in communicating the beliefs of the church to a wide audience, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post holder is a Christian. Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Application Closed


 

Part Time Qualified Pre-School Supervisor (Term Time Only, Maternity Cover)

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children?

PlayCentre Pre-School in Rustington is looking for a qualified supervisor to cover maternity leave, helping provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the setting. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 11th April 2016.

Application Closed


 

Part Time Nursery Assistant (Term Time Only until July 2016)

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children?

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 18th March 2016.

Application Closed


 

Part Time Deputy Nursery Manager (Maternity Cover)

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children, while supporting a vibrant staff team?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery by supporting the Manager in developing a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 27th Nov 2015.

Application Closed


 

Part Time Children’s Worker (Maternity Cover)

Are you passionate about developing faith in children?

ACCelerate is the children’s and youth work of Arun Community Church. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to continue our children’s work as part of the ACCelerate team, developing the existing groups to enable children to explore the Christian faith in fun and engaging ways. Due to the nature of this role, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post holder is an active Christian. This falls within the scope for exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Section 9. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For more information about the job and how to apply, please download the documents below.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 20th Nov 2015.

Application Closed


 

Qualified Nursery Assistant (Term Time Only)

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children?

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For more information about the job and how to apply, please download the documents below.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 27th Nov 2015.

Application Closed


 

Qualified Nursery Assistants

Are you passionate about providing excellent play and learning for children?

PlayCentre Nursery at The Wickbourne Centre is looking for enthusiastic individuals to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For more information about the jobs and how to apply, please download the documents below.

Closing Date: Deadline extended to 5pm on Friday 31st July 2015.

Application Closed


 

Part-Time Qualified Youth Worker

Are you passionate about developing faith in young people and creating opportunities for them?

We are looking for a qualified enthusiastic individual to lead our Faith-Based youth programmes as part of the ACCelerate team, developing the existing groups and inspiring the young people to deepen their relationship with Jesus. The role will also require regular involvement in our Community and Schools work. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post holder is a Christian. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 24th July 2015.

Application Closed


 

Part Time Walking Bus Workers

We are looking for two enthusiastic people to join our daily Breakfast Club and help walk children to school.  This post is for half an hour each morning to supervise children walking from the Wickbourne Centre to River Beach Primary School.

Closing Date: ongoing

Application Closed


 

Launch Pad Worker

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people by providing a great start to their day?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our daily Breakfast Club as part of a small team. Launch Pad is a FREE Breakfast Club that runs before school every day during term-time. Children who attend get a healthy nutritious breakfast that includes cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit, plus opportunities for games or craft sessions before cleaning their teeth and joining the Walking Bus to school.

Closing Date: 2nd Jan 2015

Application Closed


Part Time Nursery Assistant (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help provide a high standard of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual care for children in the Nursery through a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 5th December 2014.

Application Closed


Part Time Communications

We are looking to appoint a part-time communications worker to express the vision of the church and tell stories of changed lives through engaging and creative ways. Duties will involve writing and editing content for our website, newsletters, social media, press releases, flyers and other creative content such as photography and video.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 31st October 2014.

Application Closed


Part Time Breakfast Club Workers

We are looking for two enthusiastic people to join a new Breakfast Club that runs before school every day during term-time at The Littlehampton Academy. Young People who attend get a nutritious breakfast that includes cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit to give them a positive start to the day. The posts are for 1 hour each morning during term-time to serve breakfast and engage with the students.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 17th October 2014.

Application Closed


Part Time Cleaning Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable cleaning assistant to help us ensure excellent facilities to our partners and to the general public. Regular duties include vacuuming, cleaning and dusting. 16 hours a week, early mornings, Monday to Friday.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 10th October 2014.

Application Closed


Part Time Receptionist

Do you have good communication and administration skills? Can you be a friendly and cheerful ambassador for the church?

We are looking for a part-time receptionist to staff our busy office each morning. Duties will include light administrative tasks and errands, and managing enquiries via telephone, email and face to face.

20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm with occasional flexibility.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 24th October 2014.

Application Closed


Part Time Qualified/Unqualified Playcentre Supervisor/Assistant

The Rustington Playcentre is looking for a keen and enthusiastic person to join the team for 10.5 hours a week, either qualified (to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent) or unqualified (and willing to work towards a qualification).

Closing Date: 15th September 2014

Application Closed


Assistant Premises Manager, Wickbourne Centre

We are currently looking for an Assistant Premises Manager to work alongside the existing Premises Manager for 12.5 hours per week from April. We seek to appoint an enthusiastic, reliable and committed person to join our team responsible for the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the Wickbourne Centre.

Closing Date: 28th Feb 2014

Application Closed


Launch Pad Worker

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people by providing a great start to their day?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our daily Breakfast Club as part of a small team. Launch Pad is a FREE Breakfast Club that runs before school every day during term-time. Children who attend get a healthy nutritious breakfast that includes cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit, plus opportunities for games or craft sessions before cleaning their teeth and joining the Walking Bus to school.

Closing Date: 7th Mar 2014

Application Closed