ONE Opportunity North East

ONE Opportunity North East

ONE Opportunity North East launched its first year in September 2016.  The scheme is for young people aged 16-23 years and offers a salaried position of 3 hours per week for 1 year in a project that will enhance the life and mission of their local church and enable the young person to work out their discipleship in new ways. Up to twenty four young people can be funded across the region (12 in each district) each year. All the young people attend an induction day and three residential weekends during the year as part of their commitment which enables them to be part of a community of young people learning and reflecting together. 

We are asking the church and circuit to contribute £550 between them towards the 3 training weekend costs, in whatever ratio they feel is appropriate.  The district will then pay the salary for 3 hours a week at living wage rate.  It would be helpful if anyone interested would make contact as soon as possible, so we can guide them through the process in person. 

For more information and how to apply as either a church or a young person, please contact either Helle Sewell or Sarah Walton (details below). We can provide you with more detailed information in our scheme pack and application form.  

Helle Sewell - Co-ordinator coordinator1oppNE@gmail.com

Sarah Walton Administrator info1oppNE@gmail.com

Website: www.methodist.org.uk/ONEOpportunity

2019-20 dates

Pre-summer church councils & circuit meetings: approval for local schemes/finances/project enablers appointed (finances and formal approvals can be deferred to September with local minister’s agreement).

30th August 2019: deadline for applications to ONE Opportunity NE scheme

1st September 2019:  Young people in post and starting their project.

14th September 2019:  Induction day for young people, Project Enablers and Mentors.

4th-6th October 2019: First residential weekend

23rd January 2020: Mentor and Project Enabler Support Evening

7th -9th February 2020: Second residential weekend

3rd-5th June 2020: Final residential weekend