Thank you for considering an application to All Saints Peckham for the role of Operations Director. We are a vibrant and diverse Church of England Church based in Peckham. We love God; we love each other and love our community. We rejoice in our Peckham home, thanking God for its creativity and diversity. There is a staff team of twelve and the regular congregation numbers around 300 adults and 100 children. Like all churches we have been dealing with the ‘pivots’ and challenges arising from the covid pandemic, and the strategic questions and opportunities that face the church as a result.
How to Apply
Please send the following:
Your CV, including contact details of two referees – one personal, one professional – who are happy to be telephoned by us for a conversation should you be short-listed for interview.
Up to 500 words summarising why you believe God may be calling you to this role.
Up to 250 words highlighting how your previous experience will enable you to succeed in this role
Closing Deadline: 17:00 28th January 2022
Interviews: 1st stage 9th and 10th February 2022, 2nd stage TBC
The staff team is small and in recruiting this role we are aware that no one person will necessarily fulfil all the skills listed below. Crucial to the recruitment will therefore be a primary need to recruit someone who has transferrable skills and with the ability to recognise where they need external support either from the wider church family or through other contacts.
Experience & Education
Educated to A level or equivalent
Experience of leadership of a diverse team – ideally operating at a senior level
Experience of working with or leading a team of volunteers including in a church context
Experience of strategic management and leadership
Qualified or qualified by experience in budgeting and financial management
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Experience of line management of volunteers
Experience of facilities management
Experience of health and safety management
Experience of project management
Experience of working in a Church or Charity organisation.
Problem solving and the ability to take initiative to solve problems
Proactively seeks godly wisdom in challenging situations
Business project management and planning including the ability to be entrepreneurial and scope, implement and complete projects
Strong interpersonal skills, able to listen to and communicate effectively with a wide range of people including presenting publicly
Writing documents to explain proposals succinctly ensuring key facts are clearly demonstrated
Competent with IT including word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations
Excellent written communication skills
The ability to structure large and complex long term projects and break them down into staged parts, and to lead and manage staff and volunteers through the process.
Experience managing high profile stakeholders at senior high level and balancing competing interests
Good understanding of HR legislation and its successful implementation and management
Good understanding of health and safety legislation
Good understanding of governance of charities, churches or not for profit organisations
Good understanding of safeguarding principles and procedures
Writing complex not-for-profit grants or business plans to demonstrate business need for third party funders (such as grant making organisations, banks or similar)
Wider IT Knowledge Database knowledge, design packages such as InDesign and Website knowledge
Publicity and marketing skills
You are a servant-hearted team-player
You have the interpersonal skills needed to quickly gain the confidence and respect of those in our church and its surrounding community
You will be passionate about Christ’s church and God's work in the world.
You will love belonging to the worshipping community that is All Saints Peckham
There is an Occupational Requirement for this post to be filled by a committed Christian.
The Operations Director reports to the Vicar. The role is Part Time 0.5 FTE, 18.75 hours, and based in Peckham, London offering a salary of £17,500 (£35,000 FTE). There are 6 weeks of pro rata holiday and there is a Church of England workplace pension scheme with 3% employee contribution, 5% employer contribution. Working some evenings and Wednesdays– except when on leave - will be necessary, as will becoming a member of the All Saints Peckham worshipping community. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We have an annual turnover of £500,000 and have a large site in inner city London next to Peckham Rye Station.
You will be part of the church Senior Management Team, you will report to our vicar and attend our Standing Committee and Parochial Church Council (Trustees). You will prayerfully support the vicar on the strategic development of the site and ensure that all operational matters are delivered. The successful applicant will lead on the following areas:
Financial management and processes
In addition, you will work closely with your line reports, the Events and Communications manager and Finance administrator, in the day-to-day running of the Church, in order to fulfil our vision and calling.. You will also work closely with the Board of Trustees and ensure compliance with charity law and financial regulations.
Supporting the vicar in the prayerful discernment and refinement of the church's strategic vision.
Working under the vicar to devise an operational plan implementing the strategic vision with staff and key stakeholders in the church family.
To lead the financial processes of the church alongside the two co-Treasurers, ensuring best practice including budgeting, forecasting and fundraising.
To help facilitate the PCC (trustee board), attending all meetings and acting as the staff link
To lead on HR aspects of the Church including, performance management cycle, recruitment and reward
Ensure that the correct operational IT systems are in place and to lead on GDPR compliance
To work with the vicar and Sunday team to make and deliver on timely decisions concerning any covid mitigation measures around Sunday services and other gatherings, including through Risk Assessments.
Manage administrative staff and volunteers and ensure the smooth running of all administrative and operational aspects of church life.
Develop and oversee, with the Vicar, Trustees and other volunteers as appropriate, the effective use of communications within the church.
Manage the church’s information and communication technology systems working alongside other staff members and church volunteers.
To hold overall responsibility for the effective management and improvement of the church’s buildings, including the church, church centre, halls.
To lead on the operational aspects of safeguarding, becoming one of the two Parish Safeguarding Officers
Upon the instigation of the site development project to work alongside the incumbent in arranging suitable governance and leadership structure, so that the project can flourish.
All Saints is a vibrant and diverse Church of England Church based in Peckham. We love God; we love each other and love our community. We rejoice in our Peckham home, thanking God for its creativity and diversity. There is a staff team of twelve and the regular congregation numbers around 300 adults and 100 children. Like all churches we have been dealing with the ‘pivots’ and challenges arising from the covid pandemic, and the strategic questions and opportunities that face the church as a result.