Currently recruitment is closed for 2018.  If you would like to register your interest for our next recruitment period click here

Application Criteria

To become a Street Pastor you must be able to satisfy the following criteria that are set in conjunction with the Ascension Trust.

  • I am a Christian and have been attending a local church regularly for at least 12 months
  • My church leader endorses my application
  • I am over 18 years old at time of application
  • I will commit to attend all training sessions
  • I consent to undergo a DBS check
  • I commit to a minimum of 12 shifts a year

Application Process

Recruitment starts during January each year.  ‘Information Evenings' take place during February for you to hear more about Street Pastors.  During this period we suggest that you arrange to go out with a team on an 'Observer Shift' prior to submitting your application. Interviews usually take place in March for successful applicants.


Upon recruitment you will be required to attend a series of comprehensive training sessions to help prepare you for your new role.  Training usually takes place on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays over 3 to 4 weekends.  Modules include:

  • Knowing Your Community
  • First Aid
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Gospel & Street Pastors
  • Safeguarding / Mental Health / Listening Skills
  • Homelessness / Police / CCTV

Final Step

Once you have completed training, you will be licenced by the Ascension Trust to be a Street Pastor and on completion, you will be required to undertake two supervised shifts prior to being commissioned as a Street Pastor at Derby City Mission's Annual Celebration in September.

Get in touch if you have any questions before you submit an application to become a Street Pastor.

If you would like to submit an application then please follow the link below.

Application Form

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