Operations Manager

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Ireland Wood, Leeds
Fixed Term Full Time
£23000 - £28000

St Paul’s Ireland Wood is a long established church in a local area of Leeds. We have been the recipient of a church plant of 40 plus people from St George’s Leeds, with a vision to make this church a centre of the local community and a resource church for the wider area, to be a “Growing Community, Shaped by Jesus”.

We are seeking to appoint an Operations Manager to develop the operational platform from which the church can confidently work towards this vision. This will include the setting up of new systems and the oversight of the effective operation of the church’s resources (buildings, communications, finance and personnel).

How to Apply

Please fill in the attached application form, and send it with a CV to mark.harlow@stpaulsirelandwood.org

Deadline for Applications: Friday 15th February

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 25th February


  1. To establish a Growing Community, Shaped by Jesus, thriving in the area of LS16.
  2. To encourage growth in discipleship, partnership, influence, number and generosity.
  3. To play our part in the renewal of the church in Leeds, the North and Beyond.


To provide the operational platform from which the church can confidently work towards and grow into its Vision. This will include tailoring of new systems and the oversight of the effective operation of the church’s resources (buildings, communications, finance and personnel).

The post-holder will work in close partnership with the Clergy, the Staff Team and the PCC in order to:

  • Develop the strategy to see the vision of the church realised.
  • Deliver the strategy through the management of the operations of the church.
  • Set up, develop and ensure the delivery of the day-day operations of the church and its buildings. This is very broad and involves everything from statutory documentation relating to the role of St Paul's within the Church of England, maintaining and procuring supplies, administrative and maintenance procedures and policies etc.
  • Manage volunteers and staff, including oversight of supervision, policies and procedures.
  • Manage the internal and external communications of the church through key volunteers and staff.
  • Ensure that the website and social media are kept up to date.
  • Support the Treasurer and Finance Committee with the management of church finances, budget and reporting.
  • Develop good practice in the recruitment, care and support of staff and volunteers. Provide oversight and management of events and projects.
  • Have a good awareness of life throughout the whole church.
  • Participate in the weekly staff meeting and prayers.

Professional Development

The post-holder will be expected to maintain a high level of professional development through management supervision; team meetings; courses and training as appropriate. On-going support through a work mentor is available. There is scope for the role to grow and develop.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience of operational administration and managing people.
  • Good understanding and passion for church life and organisation.
  • Experience of strategic planning
  • and development of organisational systems and structures.
  • Understanding of finances, budgeting and reporting.
  • Awareness of requirements and regulations needed to manage and organise a public building for hirers, community users and church members. (desirable)

Interpersonal Skills

  • Able to establish strong working relationships with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to confront and manage conflict in an appropriate manner.
  • To be trustworthy and understand appropriate confidentiality.

Operational Skills

  • Good organisation and administrative skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Proficient in the use of IT - Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Email
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to use initiative and be pro-active.
  • Understand the need for professionalism with regard to working with others, time keeping, deadlines, personal conduct, planning and general organisational skills.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills. (desirable)
  • Experience in managing website content. (desirable)
  • Experience of event and project management. (desirable)

Expression of Faith

  • A committed Christian who is experienced in the life of church.
  • Willingness to work within the authority structures of the Church of England.
  • Demonstrates what it means to
  • be a follower of Jesus in everyday life.
  • Willing to become a member of St Paul’s Ireland Wood. (desirable)