Operations Manager


The Operations Manager is a key part of the leadership team. The post holder will play a significant part in implementing the vision and values of the church. They will be responsible for the effective running of the operations of the church, and for providing strategic, organisational and administrative support to the team. Operational responsibilities include HR, finance, administration and facilities management.

Background information

The Diocese of Manchester (Church of England), have invited us to plant an evangelical, charismatic Resource Church in the centre of Rochdale, (10 miles north-east of Manchester) in partnership with Holy Trinity Brompton Church, London. We hope to launch this church online in November 2020, and in the building in April 2021.

We are looking to build a close-knit team, united by the vision of seeing the transformation of lives in Rochdale.

This will be an exciting and challenging place to work, full of variety. We hope to create an environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged, and where we strive for excellence in everything we do.

As a Christian organisation our faith is an integral part of our working culture, and as part of our mission it is important to us that the Operations Manager makes Nelson St their home church.

Accountability & Key Relationships

Accountable to the Vicar (Janie Cronin)

Key Responsibilities

  Establishing and implementing operational procedures

  Providing continuous support for, and inputting into the vision of the church

  Identifying and addressing problems and finding ways to resolve them

  Identifying and developing opportunities for the growth of the church

  Anticipating practical requirements of the church as it grows, ensuring that it runs as

smoothly as possible

  Monitoring and keeping track of the strategic objectives of the project, including the

collection and collation of appropriate data

  Managing staff related issues

  Overseeing budgeting, reporting, planning, and auditing

  Monitoring compliance with laws and regulations & ensuring all legal and regulatory

documents are filed

  Overseeing safeguarding, health & safety & GDPR in line with legislative requirements

and local guidance

  Building and facilities management in line with Health and Safety requirements

  Managing and maintaining the website to promote the church and its activities

  Managing IT systems and databases

  Overseeing the recording and updating of all sacramental records

  Managing fundraising and developing innovative ways to ensure sustainability

  Modelling a culture of high performance and continuous improvement

  Leading the staff meeting when the vicar is absent (including a time of prayer)


Person Specification

 Experience in setting up and mobilising a project from the ground

 Researching best practice and putting into action

 Leadership skills with the ability to impact positively on others

 Excellent strategic awareness and problem solving

 Organisation and planning skills

 Working knowledge of budgeting and accounting

 Flexibility and adaptability

 A commitment to and understanding of safeguarding

 Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office

 Ability to collate and interpret data and present findings in written reports

 Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

 A heart for the vision, values & mission of the Nelson Street Church

 A pioneer spirit

 Flexibility and willingness to adapt as the church grows

 Willingness to work as part of a team

 Willingness to make Nelson St their home church

 An openness to the Charismatic

 Ability to work flexibly & to attend evening meetings and events

 Ability to work five days a week incl. Sundays

 Willingness to travel to meetings

 Willingness to attend Focus (the HTB church holiday) for one week in summer, and their leadership conference in spring


There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian, in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

For more information see the attached application pack

To apply please download the application form on the Diocese of Manchester’s website www.manchester.anglican.org and return your application to jobs@manchester.anglican.org

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 8 am on Wednesday 4th November.

Interviews will be held by video conference week commencing Monday 16th November.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of Nelson St’s plans, or the role before applying, please contact Revd Janie Cronin on nelsonstchurch@gmail.com.


United Kingdom

Full Time
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