We’re recruiting for a ‘Courtyard Team Member (Youth Ministry)

Courtyard is a fresh model for local Catholic youth work, equipping parishes to reach out to local young people ‘on the edge’, creating a ‘courtyard’ of welcome and purpose. We also seek to work with young people already within the parish community.

Are you ready to join our team? We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate Catholic youth minister, with proven skills in motivating both volunteers and young people. 

 This is a new role, based in London, to help develop the Courtyard project. Courtyard uses the wealth of resources within parishes – both people and material – to reach out and offer support to local young people who are at risk of social exclusion or of ‘falling through the gaps’. 

 We are now developing our approach further, seeking to develop ‘a seamless garment’ of youth work, supporting parishes in both their ‘youth outreach’ and their ‘youth ministry’. This new role will help recruit and form parish volunteers in a model of ministry which will link faith to life, worship to action (based on Catholic social teaching (CST)). The approach will help develop a climate where parish young people are formed in faith, but also looking beyond their worshipping community.

 The Courtyard Team Member will have the support of the Courtyard Coordinator parishes to develop their ‘internal’ parish youth work. They will help the parish to work with young people in a variety of contexts in the parish, including catechesis and social outreach. The team member will also work alongside colleagues to link the ‘internal’ parish youth ministry to the outreach work of Courtyard work, engaging young people beyond visible parish community. 

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DOWNLOADS: Job Description,   Application Form

WHEN THE ROLE WILL BEGIN: The role can start as soon as possible although we are willing to wait for the right candidate.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the application form and email to 

Closing Date: 21 February (5pm)
First interviews: Week beginning 25 February (London) 

Position: Trustee
Location: Meetings normally take place in London
Volunteer Position: unremunerated

Million Minutes is a small charity that has a significant impact in the Catholic community and beyond, achieved with the help of a committed board of trustees. You will be joining an active group, who have a passion for improving the lives of young people and a commitment to enabling young people to be a means of transformation in the world.

Six years since Million Minutes began, the current Board of Trustees are seeking new individuals who can help with our developing strategy. Over the next three years we expect to be

  • Inspiring and supporting many hundreds of young people and adults to support fundraising and advocacy campaigns – making a measurable impact in society

  • Building on the establishment of the Celebrating Young People Awards as the authoritative moment of celebration and recognition for youth social action in the Catholic community

  • Scaling up our youth work pilot project across England and Wales, equipping parishes to reach out and support ‘young people on the edge’ in their local area.

Application process

Please send a CV along with a one page covering letter outlining why you would like to join the board of Million Minutes. The selection process will involve an informal interview with members of the board, and an opportunity to explore and discuss Million Minutes’ work with the team and volunteers. 
Please email

We have a rolling recruitment for trustees.  

Downloads: Role Description