Office Manager (Church Operations) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Pro rata £37,000

Strategic Leadership

  • To take our strategic priorities and plan systems and organization which ensures that the logistical running of the congregational life reflects these priorities
  • To work within our dynamic team to help us to develop our post Covid strategy for congregational life
  • To work with the PCC Treasurer, clergy and PCC to deliver a renewed vision for congregational giving.
  • To be the voice of practical logistics in key strategic discussions for the future of the congregational life of the church.
  • Help develop and deliver a strategy for lay vocation/volunteering within the congregation
  • Help develop and deliver a strategy for the understanding and integration of online congregation
  • To turn bold and innovative ideas for what the Church of the Future could be into a reality in the lives of our congregation and wider community

Management of the church office

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Church Office including allocation of materials and resources
  • Ensure the clergy have administrative support as needed, working with HR and the PCC Treasurer to hire temporary and permanent staff as needed.
  • Work with the estates and IT teams to ensure the provision and maintenance of IT and office equipment for CHOPS staff and clergy.
  • Work with the HR team to ensure the training and induction of new Clergy/CHOPS staff


  • Work with the finance team to keep on top of the budgets for CHOPS and to sign off expenses forms.
  • Work with the PCC Treasurer and finance team to keep the Vicar and AVMin abreast of the day to day finances.
  • Attend meetings about the spending of funds within the church.

Knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Good knowledge and appreciation of church services and activities, and the religious aims of St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Sound experience of strategic planning, organisation and office management
  • Ability to respond calmly yet confidently to last-minute challenges and problems
  • A problem solver with resilience, flexibility, creativity
  • A person who takes responsibility to ensure that tasks are completed
  • Eye for detail and commitment to uphold the reputation of St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Team player with an interest in people, who enjoys working with others within a large and varied organisation
  • Ability to represent the interests of Church Operations assertively and with grace in cross site discussions
  • Ability to build good relationships and to maintain them while being persistent to ensure that jobs get done.
  • Uses good processes to plan, progress and achieve conclusions.
  • A willingness to think outside of the box.
  • A high level of self motivation and ability to motivate others
  • A person of integrity who can keep the confidence of others
  • Enthusiastic support for the aims and theology of St Martin-in-the-Fields including our commitment to environmental sustainability and equality and diversity.


  • Familiarity with the theological writings of Sam Wells
  • Management experience