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.
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)
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)
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
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 email@example.com.