Street Pastors are Christian men and women who engage with people on the streets offering reassurance, safety and support through listening, helping and caring. We work together with other partners in the night-time economy, schools and communities to make our city safer.

Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust, which is the governing body behind Street Pastors, and run locally with support from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the police, local council, schools and other statutory agencies.

Southampton Street Pastors is a charitable company (Comp. No. 7292166 & Charity No. 1137759) that has around 135 Christian volunteers drawn from over 50 churches in and around Southampton. In Southampton we have been operating since 2009.

We operate under license from Ascension Trust and are part of a countrywide (and international) network operating in nearly 300 towns and cities in the UK and abroad.


Southampton Street Pastors is an established and trusted Christian ministry within Southampton with about 150 volunteers drawn from 60 Trinitarian churches in and around Southampton. We are a very effective and positive reflection of our Lord’s Church responding to and in our communities within Southampton. To that end we undertake 9 patrols a week in various parts of the city and are actively looking to expand our work into other areas of the city.
We are now recruiting for a full time Administration Manager, and we are able to offer an annual salary of £28,000. The start date will be January 2024 although that date might be brought forward by a few weeks. A NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) Pension is offered (but is non-mandatory) and the position attracts 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays. The probationary period is 6-months.
The successful candidate would become part of a small, dynamic team and will make up an FTE (full time equivalent) of 3. You would need to be flexible, have a high level of attention to detail and be a motivated manager who shares our faith, values & passion for delivering the very best service we can. You would report directly to the Coordinator.
We deal with many hundreds of people every year, often with complex needs which may require liaising with other agencies and statutory bodies and for that reason it is essential that our administration is as comprehensive and tight as possible. You would also be expected to take a central role in the administration of our bi-yearly training.
You would need to be an existing Street Pastor or, if not, agree to undertake the Street Pastor training at the earliest opportunity (45 hours over three weekends.) You would also be required to undertake monthly Street Pastor patrols in addition to one afternoon patrol a week.
A full Job Description and Application form can be accessed via the highlighted links. All expressions of interest and completed applications to be with us by 1pm on Friday 29th September 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an extensive interview and will have to give a presentation to an invited audience. There might also be a practical test with regards keyboard, computer and numeracy skills.

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