General Manager

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Marston Road, Oxford
£40,000 FTE

The Trustees are now seeking to appoint their first General Manager who will be accountable for running and reviewing all aspects of the Trust’s work, establishing a strategy to shape and grow the work of the charity in line with our Objects, mission and vision; and managing the properties and daily operations of the Trust.

We are looking for a proven leader with experience of running an organisation and relating to all stakeholders both within and outside the organisation. Experience of working in the voluntary sector desirable but not essential. The applicant must be comfortable with and supportive of the Trust’s Christian ethos.

Strategic direction

Establishing and implementing new strategic plan to deliver Trust’s Objects and recently developed mission, vision and values statements.

Community outreach

Proactively working with St Clement’s Church Parochial Church Council (PCC) and also with local community groups to identify how best to optimise and utilize the property and income, to meet needs of local community in line with the charity’s purposes.

Business Development

Initiating new programmes and activities which optimise the balance between income generation and community benefit in line with the charity’s purposes.

Operational and property management

Working with a small team managing all operational aspects of running the charity; the properties’ development and maintenance; and ensuring all legal requirements are met.

Charity governance

Managing all aspects of the charity’s governance including statutory reporting and Trustee support.

Leadership and management

Experience of running an organisation or significant part of an organisation including budgetary and compliance accountability.


Ability to work with Trustees and staff in challenging the status quo and to establish a new strategic plan. Implementation of multi-year plans.

Stakeholder engagement

Track record of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders.

Commercial acumen

Experience of developing and delivering new approaches and initiatives in order to generate revenue and make best use of assets. Experience in negotiating commercial arrangements.

Property management

Experience of managing property or facilities including familiarity with legal and statutory building requirements. Experience of managing proactive forward maintenance programmes and ability both to oversee management of, and also as necessary personally to handle, daily building issues.


Knowledge of working within Charity Commission guidelines, or willingness to build knowledge.


Ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of stakeholders. Customer service orientation.

Christian ethos

Comfortable and supportive of the Christian ethos of the Trust.

St Clement’s Parish Property Trust is a small charity (in 2017, around £5 million assets and revenue) with Christian ethos based in East Oxford. The charity was established in 1903 and owns a number of properties which are used to provide space for, and income to support, community activities.

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