Operations Manager

Full-time £35000-£40000 / year

Christ Church Balham (SW2 4HS)

Date posted: 9th February 2024
Application ends: 5th March 2024

The Operations Manager is a senior staff role, working closely with the pastors, elders and wider staff team, to help oversee the practical organisation of church life and help deliver strategies to further enable gospel growth.


- Working alongside the staff team to help practically deliver the weekly ministries of CCB. - Managing the various volunteer team leaders and supporting them to better lead their teams, including coordinating and collaborating with other team leaders. This would involve working closely with the deacons who pastorally care for the various ministry areas, assisting them and the team leaders in developing and setting the vision for their team, identifying and training new team members, and reviewing/improving performance by collecting and analysing measurable goals. - Developing new teams and leaders as new opportunities arise. Overseeing the ChurchSuite database and, along with the team leaders, ensuring there is an effective pathway for all new members of the church family, so that everyone is welcomed, loved, and integrated into the life of CCB. - Overseeing communications to the church family (emails, social media, website), coordinating the church diary and helping in event planning. - Helping to shape and implement the longer term strategy of CCB to enable change for effective growth. - Management of our hired venues and church office. - Coordinating with colleagues in Co-Mission and AMiE about matters that impact CCB, including on key policies such as Health & Safety and GDPR. (We are one of eight churches which constitute the Co-Mission Churches Trust. CCB is not a separate legal entity and CMCT provides the central functions and services such as Finance, Legal and HR - this role would liaise with CMCT on such matters). - Where appropriately gifted, teaching the Bible in different settings.

Required skills

As a senior staff member, it is necessary for you to demonstrate: - Experience and aptitude in strategic thinking, capable of identifying goals and developing systems and processes. - Good knowledge of IT and communications solutions appropriate for a local church context. - Strong organisational skills and comfortable within an office environment. - Being a self-starter, able to work on your own initiative to identify problems and find solutions quickly. - Experience and aptitude in managing teams of volunteers, with proven people skills. - Experience and aptitude in event organisation. - Some experience of Bible teaching and one-to-one ministry would be beneficial but not necessary.


- This role has an Occupational Requirement to be a Christian, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010. We welcome applicants from a variety of church backgrounds, but you will be expected to be content with the Anglican, evangelical, and complementarian theology of Christ Church Balham. Further details about our doctrinal commitments can be found on our website: https://www.christchurchbalham.org.uk/who-we-are/ - We are looking for evidence of personal repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, a desire to deepen your relationship with God and grow in maturity as a Christian disciple and leader. - We ask that the successful candidate, if not already, becomes an active member of CCB. - We expect those in church leadership to teach and lead by example, being fully in accord with biblical ethical standards, including in the areas of gender and sexuality. - We require applicants to maintain a level of sustainable sacrifice in serving your family, the staff team and the church. - We require applicants to be both reliable and responsive to personal communications. - Christ Church Balham is committed to safeguarding according to our policy, and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. - Please note that all applicants must already possess the right to work in the UK.