Office Manager Parish of Girlington Heaton and Manningham

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The parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham is a very important one within the Bradford Episcopal Area and the Diocese of Leeds. Formed from the historic parishes of St Philip’s Girlington, St Paul’s Manningham, St Barnabas Heaton and St Martin’s Heaton, this very large parish of over 47,000 people contains some of the most deprived areas in the country. Housing includes poor-quality private-rented homes, a large council estate, large family homes and semi-rural properties. Over two-thirds of the population is Muslim, mainly from Bangladesh and the Mirpur area of Pakistan.

To apply for this post please fill in the attached application form and return it to Revd Chris Chorlton:

Closing date for applications is noon on 6th April with interviews planned for 25th April 2023

The Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham is an exciting place to work. In 2018 the four churches in Girlington, Heaton and Manningham united to form one parish engaged in mission. Since the COVID lockdown we have begun worshiping as one congregation with a plan to create new congregations in our other 3 buildings. We are an active body of people of different cultures, skills and life experiences seeking to serve God and share the good news of Jesus Christ in our inner-city parish, sharing life together, serving in practical ways in our communities and engaging in prayer and worship.

We are currently a staff team of 2 vicars, a Pioneer Minister, a curate and a community worker.

Aim of the role:

• To have oversight of operational areas, including financial, staffing, buildings and facilities management, office management and logistics. This will ensure the smooth running of the life and ministry of the churches in the parish.

To be a welcoming first point of contact for people, representing the public face of the parish on the telephone, on line and face to face.

To work collaboratively with the leadership team, liaising with others to ensure integrated working across the parish.

The responsibilities for this post are laid out in the Role Description

Please refer to the Person Spec

The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2425 square miles and a population of around 2642400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan Bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.

The parish lies within the Bradford Episcopal Area. There are 5 other Resourcing Churches in the Episcopal Area who regularly meet so the post holder will have a wider supportive network to draw on as well as the church family.