Church Administrator

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Goole
Employee
£18067 - £18067

St John the Evangelist, Goole is looking for a new Church Administrator to join its supportive and creative team.

St John the Evangelist, Goole is looking for a new Church Administrator to join its supportive and creative team.

You would be joining us at an exciting time, where we are benefiting from funding from national church to become a Resourcing Church to the area; one which grows so that it can resource and strengthen other churches and establish new worshipping communities.

You would be responsible for providing administrative support for all our activities and programmes, developing communications and supporting with finance and fundraising.

The Church Administrator is a key member of the Resourcing Church team. The role is centrally employed by the Diocese of Sheffield but locally deployed to St John the Evangelist, Goole.

The successful applicant will be a practising Christian, who regularly worships in a church within the Church of England (or a Christian denomination in communion with the Church of England).

Providing practical and administrative support for Resourcing Church activities and programmes:

  • Provide central co-ordination of arrangements for life events (baptisms, weddings, funerals)
  • Oversee paperwork and registers for life events
  • Manage the use of church buildings including bookings and invoicing
  • Administration for Sunday services and church activities during the week
  • Provide administrative support for large projects including faculty applications, and build good relationships with maintenance contractors as required
  • Encourage and work with lay volunteers in their ministry
  • Providing admin support for DBS procedures for volunteers
  • Admin support for H&S team

Developing communications

  • Update St John’s website and social media
  • Produce promotional materials for events
  • Produce weekly service sheets/booklets as required

Financial support and fundraising

  • Keep financial records, carry out bank reconciliations and produce management reports for the PCC
  • Pay invoices and expenses
  • Assist with grant applications
  • Assist with stewardship campaigns

General responsibilities as a member of the Resourcing Church staff team, including:

  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Attend and take part in team prayers and prayers in the staff team meeting, coach volunteers to disciple new members and when needed discuss discipleship and stewardship
  • Preparing for and participating in regular supervision
  • Undertaking safeguarding and other relevant training

The Church Administrator is a key member of the Resourcing Church team. The role is centrally employed by the Diocese of Sheffield but locally deployed to St John the Evangelist, Goole.

The successful applicant will be a practising Christian, who regularly worships in a church within the Church of England (or a Christian denomination in communion with the Church of England).

The Diocese of Sheffield is called to grow a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world.

We long to see sustainable Christian communities in every place. We long to see the Body of Christ grow in depth and in numbers. We long to see every disciple and the whole Church better serving our local communities and wider society.

Our vision is to see Churches grow in number and spiritual depth, with lives visibly transformed. Our vision and strategic direction are firmly focused on missional and financial growth. With a population of over 1.2 million people, and average all age weekly attendance of just 15,500, we also remain acutely aware of our ageing congregations. We need to continue to ‘grow younger’ and rejuvenate with determination, so that our congregations reflect the demographics of the communities we serve.

Developing Resourcing Churches is a key part of implementing the Diocese’s refreshed strategy, Renewed! Released! Rejuvenated! Because of this church planting expert Bishop Ric Thorpe was invited to speak at Development Day in October and if you’d like to know more his talk and slides can be viewed here, https://www.sheffield.anglican.org/diocesan-strategy