Operations Manager needed

City Church is committed to the task of glorifying God and taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.  We believe that God’s word changes lives and therefore put the teaching of the Bible at the heart of our ministry.

We’re looking to recruit an operations manager to shape the operational side of the church, with a focus on supporting the ministries of the church so that more people come to hear and know the gospel of the Lord Jesus.  The Operations Manager will be gifted in administration, highly motivated, excellent at building relationships with leaders and ministry areas across the church and a self-starter with good problem-solving skills.

Further information and an application form can be requested from Jonathan Gregory: jonathan@city-church.org.uk or 07789 621619.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 1st May 2019

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Background to City Church

City Church is committed to the task of glorifying God and taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.  We believe that God’s word changes lives and therefore put the teaching of the Bible at the heart of our ministry.

We have been meeting in Edgbaston, about a mile from the city centre since September 1999.  We are affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, a network linking over 500 churches in the UK.

We are a church of approximately 230 members, 160 regulars and 125 children.  Our congregation is relatively young with the average City Church member being 31 years old.  Many but not all are tertiary educated and we have a thriving student ministry.  The young and mobile nature of our congregation means that we typically see a turnover of between 10-15% of our members each year for work and family reasons.

We are a hub church with a wide range of ministries.  This means we attract people from all over Birmingham.  We have a particular focus on training people for ministry and sending people for ministry, which means we have been excited that many City Church members have gone on to serve as pastors and missionaries around the UK and overseas.

City Church is part of 2020Birmingham, a church planting network in the city.  We are committed to reaching the city of Birmingham with the good news of Jesus through a strategy of church planting.

Job summary

As a church we’re looking to recruit an operations manager.  The postholder will shape the operational side of the church, with a focus on supporting the ministries of the church to be as effective as possible so that more people come to hear and know the gospel of the Lord Jesus.  The Operations Manager will be gifted in administration, highly motivated, excellent at building relationships with leaders and ministry areas across the church and a self-starter with good problem-solving skills.  In the context of the main duties of the role listed below, we are keen for the postholder to develop the role in ways that enable the vision and ministries of the church.

We see the operations manager as a role that can develop and grow over time in line with the postholder’s skills and interests and with the needs of the church.  As a church we are committed to investing in the successful candidate and providing them with relevant training and support for personal development in the role.

Main duties

We are looking for a candidate with a broad range of transferable skills that would allow them oversee a range of duties.

These duties would include,

  • Administrative and project management: Adopting a proactive approach to developing and supporting the operational side of the church.  This includes overseeing the church calendar and project managing key events in the life of the church.  The Operations Manager will have a key voice in the operational and strategic decisions of the church and so would attend weekly discipleship group meetings, monthly procedure sub group meetings and monthly elders meetings (at the request of the elders).
  • Communication: Ensuring City Church’s communication to the members and the wider community is both high quality and up to date and advising ministry areas in how to communicate key events and activities effectively.  This includes our website, social media presence and communication with members and regulars at the church.  A particular responsibility here is working with one of the pastors to oversee and improve the use of our church management software, ChurchSuite.
  • Human resources: Responsibility for the recruitment, induction, training and ongoing support of staff, as well as the management of staff and volunteers.  The Operations Manager would have the responsibility for managing our Ministry Trainees as they serve the church in practical ways.
  • Compliance: Ensuring that the church is compliant with legislation and best practice.  This would include City Church’s charitable status, health and safety, risk management, data protection and safeguarding.
  • Finance: Oversight of financial administration.  This also includes working with the staff team to identify and implement ways to operate more efficiently and save money.
  • Buildings: Oversight of church property as well as co-ordination of building related projects.  Developing and maintaining strong and positive relationships with organisations who allow us to rent their buildings.
  • Ministry support: Building strong relationships with ministry areas leading to proactively identifying and recommending areas where church operations could enable ministry areas more effectively e.g. through the supporting use of technology, event planning and communications.

Lines of responsibility

The Operations Manager will have regular meetings with one of the pastors for feedback and planning. They are expected to be a committed member of the congregation at City Church Birmingham, attending Sunday services, members meetings and central prayer meetings wherever possible, to be a member of the staff team at City Church Birmingham, attending weekly staff meetings and staff training.  They are responsible through the pastors to the Trustees of City Church Birmingham.  They will also hold the position of a deacon at City Church.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following,

  • A good first degree (First or Upper Second) or demonstrably equivalent experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outstanding organisation and administration skills.
  • Experience of working in and/or demonstrating skills in at least two of the key areas of the role: administrative and IT systems; project management; communications; events management; financial management; legislative compliance.
  • A high standard of presentation, accuracy and an attention to detail.
  • An ability to manage events by working with elders, senior staff and ministry trainees.
  • An ability to approach work proactively and on own initiative
  • An ability to work in teams.
  • An ability to handle sensitive information in a discreet and confidential manner.
  • A proactive approach to support the elders, deacons and church staff in their different ministries.
  • They will be a committed evangelical Christian who is in agreement with City Church’s basis of faith.
  • They will either be in agreement with City Church’s Doctrinal Distinctives or be committed to respect them. 

Salary

The salary for the post of Operations Manager is in the range £23,210 to £27,214.

Applications

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1st May 2019.  Interviews will be held after that.

To apply for the position please request an application form from Jonathan Gregory.  E-mail: jonathan@city-church.org.uk. Telephone: 07789 621619.