Operations Director

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St Barnabas Penny Lane, Liverpool
£26.000 - £28.000

The Diocese of Liverpool wants to see a step change in focused and connected ministry among the missing generation (11-29 year olds), and has embarked on Missing Generation Programme which will be initially focussed in Liverpool City Centre and in the regional town of Wigan. By the end of the Programme we plan to have three Resources Churches in Liverpool, grown to scale and focusing on the Missing Generation. St Barnabas is one of those Resource Churches.

The team at St Barnabas want to play their part in the evangelisation of the nation, revitalisation of the church and the transformation of society. They intend to do this by cultivating creativity, hoping for things not yet seen, and developing spaces of belonging for the people of Liverpool and beyond.

Each member of staff plays a key role in contributing to our vision. Our mission is bigger than any individual task but together our work contributes to the bigger picture. As a Christian organisation our faith is an integral part of our working culture.

We have a fast-paced working environment where we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our ethos is to be grateful, gracious and professional and we endeavour to thread this through every part of the organisation and every interaction. It is an exciting and challenging place to work and is full of variety. We aim for a ‘can do’ environment where innovation and creativity is encouraged alongside serving others. The staff community is warm and engaging with lifelong relationships being built.

For an informal chat for further information, please contact: alex.rayment@htb.org

This role is intended to oversee the operations of St Barnabas Penny Lane, enable the vision and the mission of the church and to ensure the good stewardship of resources and develop the strategic direction of the church.

HR & Finance

  • Manage all operations of church ensuring clear policies and procedures are in place for every aspect of its running
  • Manage day to day finances and liaise with the Treasurer. Ensure financial operations are up to date in Xero
  • Manage payroll through the provider Stewardship
  • Manage safer recruitment and all other aspects relating to HR
  • Manage volunteers, vergers and staff involved in operations
  • Manage all Operations budgets and forecasts
  • Assist the Treasurer to produce regular financial reports for the Missing Generation programme team, and to complete claim forms for quarterly funding by deadlines required


  • Oversee key service contracts, e.g. cleaning, post, telephone etc
  • Oversee ad-hoc building works
  • Oversee all building and appliance repairs and updates
  • Oversee all insurance contracts
  • Oversee church room hire

Safeguarding & Health and Safety

  • Ensure St Barnabas is fully compliant with Diocesan and Parish Safeguarding Procedures
  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety
  • Manage all aspects of Fire Safety


  • Oversee office management, IT and telephones
  • Oversee provision of furniture and hardware to site
  • Oversee all Faculty applications
  • Oversee church storage
  • Oversee kitchen hygiene
  • Manage verging duties
  • Ad hoc tasks and other project work
  • Oversee the coordination of the church diary, car park, heating and staff holidays

Each of the following criteria will be assessed via: (a) application form; (i) interview



  • Good standard of English and Maths (equivalent to GCSE) (a/i)


  • CIPD qualification or other similar HR qualification (a)
  • Safeguarding training or qualifications (a)
  • Financial management training or qualification (a)

Spiritual & Personal


  • A person of integrity who can keep absolute confidentiality (a/i)
  • Ability to take responsibility to ensure tasks are completed (a/i)
  • Good with detail, a completer/finisher, but also able to facilitate the work of others (a/i)
  • Ability to build good relationships and maintain them while being persistent to ensure that the work gets done (a/i)
  • Shares the values and the ethos of the Church of England (i)
  • A proven problem solver with resilience and flexibility (a/i)


  • A member of the Church of England (a)

IT Skills


  • Proficient using Microsoft Office, especially Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Experience managing volunteers and staff teams (a/i)
  • A good and effective communicator (i)
  • Able to prioritise tasks and manage own performance (a/i)
  • Excellent personal organisation and administration skills (i)
  • Experience managing large budgets (a/i)


  • Experience of working in a Church context (a/i)
  • Understanding and Experience of HTB network and planting directives (a/i)

Closing Date for Applications: 27th March 2020

Interview Date: April 2020