Archives for: August 2022

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Recommended Pay Scale for youth workers

The PYM Recommended payscale has been recently updated for staff being employed due to the recent increase in the Living Wage.

PYM recommended pay scale 22-23

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand adopted the Living wage at GA2012 as the minimum an employee should be paid. The Living wage is currently set at $23.65. This is the minimum amount any lay ministry staff member should be paid.
In addition to the current living wage, it is recommended churches take into account qualifications, experience, responsibility and their location when determining the pay.

It is hoped that the pay scale will encourage lay ministry workers to work longer for churches and to get better qualified.

This pay scale ranges from $23.65 per hour for an inexperienced, unqualified lay ministry worker in a rural setting to an annual salary of $76k for a lay ministry worker, who manages a team of youth workers in a large ministry context in a major city, is qualified and has over 9 years of paid experience. 

It is recommended once employed, the lay ministry worker should be reviewed annually, with an increase in salary set on 1 July based on the Labour Cost Index to March, issued by the Department of Statistics.

Job Vacancy: PT Auckland

Community Lay Pastor

The Bucklands Beach Cooperating Parish is seeking to employ a Community Lay Pastor to lead our various initiatives in responding to the needs of our local multicultural and multigenerational community. The successful applicant will have many of the following attributes:

  • A heart for the Parish and the Bucklands Beach community
  • A strong desire to help the parish to achieve our goal of “Being the Gospel to all people”
  • Great organizational skills, capable and willing to learn.
  • Experience running events/ministries
  • Ability to work with stakeholders within the congregation and wider community to identify ministry needs
  • Experience completing Health and Safety documentation
  • Experience working with budgets and planning
  • Computer literate
  • Great relational and pastoral skills
  • Experience working with people of different ages, cultures and beliefs.
  • Relevant qualifications or experience in intergenerational, early childhood, child or youth work within a Christian environment


The Community Lay Pastor will report to the Parish Minister and Parish Council. Initially the position is part time (20 hours per week) and is funded for one year with the strong possibility of the funding and position continuing. This is an opportunity to build a church community in a new and exciting way.

Applications and further information contact David Hall 09 533 1601 or Applications close on Friday 26th August 2022