Part-time £32000 / year
St Patrick's Church (C of E), Wallington (SM6 0RQ)
Date posted: 25th May 2023
Application ends: 13th June 2023
The role of Church Manager is new, coming from our desire to make the most of the opportunities of our new Centre. Do you have gifts in administration and leadership? Are you be excited to support our church family to be effective in evangelism & service?
The Church Manager will be a key strategic role within the leadership of the church and will work closely with the vicar, the churchwardens and the Church Administrator. The postholder will have oversight of all aspects of the church's "operations" and administration, including growing and developing the teams of people serving God in the life of our church. The initial priorities will be "Our Office", "Centre Management" and "Our Teams": Our Office The Church office is ably run by our Church Administrator. Part of the functioning of the office is that it is the first point of contact for many people. When the Church Administrator is not available, all staff present in the office will need to be able and willing to offer appropriate spiritual and practical support to those who drop in from time to time. The Church Manager will have oversight over the Church Office and will be required to be present in the Church office. Centre Management Our new Church Centre opened on 27 November 2022. The Church Manager will have oversight of this fantastic new building containing several large spaces over two floors. Our priorities are that through the new Centre many people hear the gospel, our local community is blessed and the church family is built up. The Church Manager will be key in making decisions regarding the promotion, use, hiring and maintenance of the new Centre in line with our vision and faith. Our Teams We want to move from a rota based model of serving to a team based model. The Church Manager will be tasked with developing a strategy and process for setting up teams, recruiting for them and making sure that those on the teams are suitably resourced. It will include teaching about how our faith interacts with our service, praying with those who are on teams and making judgments about the suitability of prospective volunteers on the basis of their skills, character and faith.
A vibrant and active Christian faith is essential for the credibility and performance of this role, with a secure understanding of the Christian faith and ability to engage with members of the congregation, and the public in faith issues. Under the 2010 Equality Act, there is an Occupational Requirement for the job holder to be a practising evangelical Christian. More information about the experience and skills we're looking for is available in the full person specification on our website.
Salary: £32,000 per annum, pro rata 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE). The work will be spread over 5 days, including a couple of hours on a Sunday. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.stpats.org.uk/jobs or contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07928 824251