Church Administrator

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St Matthias Street, Burley

In September 2018, we formed as one community from two churches: St Matthias Burley and Riverside Leeds. We are currently forging new rhythms of life and discovering our identity as a church. We want to play our part in the growth of God's Kingdom and His Church in Leeds. We have been designated one of 5 resource Churches who are created to intentionally resource mission across the city, by planting and revitalising churches, developing leaders and providing other resources for mission.

This is the Church that we see God building: A multicultural, multigenerational home for people who have been following Jesus for years and for those who exploring faith for the first time and everything in between. We are a Family united around a passion to help people discover Jesus and partner with Him in blessing and renewing Burley, Leeds and beyond. As Jesus leads us we long to be: joy filled, prayer shaped, Jesus centred, disciple making, leader training, mission oriented and resource sharing.

We are looking for a gifted and experienced administrator to join us to support our vision and ministry. The purpose of the role is to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day administrative operations of the church in close co-operation with the clergy, staff team and the officers of the church.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS criminal record check and there is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be a Christian. To find out more about the role please contact Rev James Barnett. To apply, please visit and complete the application form to send along with your CV to

Interviews will be held on 1st April 2019.


  • Set up (where necessary), develop and ensure the delivery of the administrative functions of the church
  • Be a first point of contact for the general public, enquirers, congregation members and colleagues
  • Provide general administrative/PA support to the Clergy and staff team
  • Administer the church diary, manage all correspondence and maintain and coordinate rotas
  • To encourage, develop and manage volunteers and staff in their administrative roles setting processes, monitoring and encouraging them


  • To manage the internal and external communications of the church in line with the vision through key volunteers and staff
  • To ensure website and social media are kept up to date.


  • Manage regular and ad hoc bookings of the Church and Church Centre


  • Administratively support the Treasurer and finance team with the management of church finances, budget and reporting

Whole Church Involvement

  • Have a good awareness of life throughout the whole church
  • Attend and contribute to the weekly staff meeting and prayers
  • Share in offering assistance in busy periods and undertake any other duties that are reasonable of the post holder

Professional Development

  • Attend line management and team meetings as and when required.
  • Attend relevant courses or training as required or needed.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience of administration
  • Experience of church ministry/mission and a good understanding and passion for church life

Administrative Skills

  • Experience of operational administration, development of organisational systems and structures.
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills
  • Excellent IT skills - Proficient in the use of IT - Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Email
  • Motivated to deliver high quality output
  • Ability to manage volunteers.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to work flexibly, plan, make decisions, use initiative, be pro-active and prioritise workload

Interpersonal Skills

  • Able to establish strong working relationships with excellent interpersonal communication skills – written and oral
  • Understand the need for professionalism with regard to working with others, time keeping, deadlines and personal conduct
  • To be trustworthy and understand appropriate confidentiality
  • Enjoy learning and new experiences
  • Ability to deal with change and the unexpected
  • Ability to confront and manage conflict in an appropriate manner.

Expression of Faith

  • A committed Christian who demonstrates what it means to be a follower of Jesus in everyday life
  • Willingness to work within the authority structures of the Church of England
  • Willing to become a member of St Matthias (desirable)

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