St Luke’s is part of the Diocese of Blackburn which represents the Church of England in most of Lancashire and part of Wigan Metropolitan Borough. The diocese covers an area of 878 square miles with a population of 1.3 million. Across the wider diocese there are 281 Churches, with around 250 vicars and 230 licensed lay ministers.
The team at St Luke’s is focused on working with Jason Gardner (Vicar) and Rachel Gardner (Youth Resourcing Lead) to bring about a new chapter for St Luke’s and the local community.
Job purpose: To oversee and ensure the smooth running of all operational aspects of St Luke’s Resourcing Church. This will include administration, finance reporting and budgeting, management of volunteers, governance activities and line management of administrative staff.
Finance and budgeting:
People including volunteers:
Administration and reporting
Training and qualifications
Skills and competencies
St Luke’s is an Anglican parish church in the Bank Top area of Blackburn. The church is currently holding its Sunday gatherings at St Wilfrid’s Academy in Blackburn whilst it renovates the church building.
A strong relationship has been built with the local high school, St Wilfrid’s Academy, this has laid the ground for a renewed vision for reaching and discipling young people within the Blackburn area. As a Youth Resourcing Church, the location of St Luke’s, at the heart of the Diocese of Blackburn, is essential for having an impact right across the diocese.
The vision of St Luke’s is threefold. It wants to be:
A multiplying church with an established network of church planters across east Lancashire.
Terms and conditions:
The role holder will be employed by St Luke’s Church, Blackburn. The detailed terms and conditions will be contained in the Contract of Employment.
Salary – £30,197.71 per annum
Hours – 40 hours/week (Monday to Thursday and then 1 day at the weekend which could include Sunday. Some flexibility required).
Pension – There will be a pension scheme available.
Probationary period - The role will be subject to completion of a satisfactory 6-month probationary period, with the first review at 3 months; appraisal’s will take place annually thereafter.
Annual leave - Annual paid holiday entitlement is 25 days pro-rata (exclusive of bank holidays). Leave should be arranged in advance with incumbent vicar.
DBS – An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
Safeguarding – St Luke’s church is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and undertake the Diocesan Safeguarding training course.
Diversity - St Luke`s believes that diversity enables us to thrive and develop and is committed to race equality, welcoming applications from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds
References – Appointment to the role will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references.
Right to Work checks – The successful candidate will need to provide documents to show their eligibility to work in the UK.
Occupational Health check – An occupational health check/survey will be sent to you before your role is confirmed.
How to apply:
Thank you for taking the time to read this job advert, the St Luke’s team hope you are now planning to apply to join them.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you have applied and what skills and experience you will bring to the role to Jason Gardner (email@example.com).
The deadline for applications is 3rd April 2023 with interviews planned for the 19 April. All interviews will take place at St Luke`s.
If you would like an informal conversation about this post, please contact Jason on 07816 775916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.