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Operations Manager

St James Church London
Closing Date
Mon, 06/06/2022 - 17:00
Full Time
Max Salary
Description of Job
This is a fantastic opportunity for a mature Christian to play a key role in God’s mission at St James, Muswell Hill through the management and delivery of operational, logistical and administrative support to our wide and varied ministries.

Purpose of Job
To manage the effective stewardship of our physical resources and assets through the smooth running of all operational support for all regular church services, events, and general use of our buildings. You will also take the lead in ensuring that we are compliant with relevant legislation so that our working practices, ministries, facilities are fit for use in a welcoming and safe environment. We expect you to seek out and apply best practice from church administrator networks and other organisations and keep up to date with developments in this field.

Context Full time 40 hours mainly Monday to Friday. You may, however, be required for significant church services e.g. Christmas Day and occasional evenings with time off in lieu.

Main Responsibilities
- Oversight of administration of church ministy
- Event management
- Management of buildings and facilities
- Governance, compliance and reporting
- Management of support systems


St James is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment.

Our safeguarding policy is available on our website

You will need to attend all relevant safeguarding training and work according to our safeguarding policy. This post is subject to a Basic DBS check.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

 A mature Christian with a passion for God and the work of the local church.
 Demonstrate a clear understanding and experience of management and administration in practice and as a spiritual gift forming a key part in the
life of St James’ ministry.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate with warmth and compassion to people of all ages and backgrounds with staff, volunteers
and church family.
 Highly organised with good time management. Ability to juggle and prioritise tasks; who can make progress on larger projects and regular tasks
against a backdrop of interruptions and pressing issues.
 Imaginative and creative approach to problem solving, while having an eye for care and detail across all tasks and projects. A ‘completer finisher’.
 Ability to coach, develop and motivate staff and volunteers.
 High competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
 Comfortable with learning new technologies, software and hardware.

Desirable Criteria

 Experience of office management or administration in churches.
 Proficiency with church database software e.g. Church Suite.
 Experience of dealing with contractors and suppliers.
 Experience of developing and managing policies.
 Experience of building management.
 Knowledge of GDPR.
 Awareness of issues relating to the good stewardship of natural resources and care for the natural environment.
 Willingness to become a committed member of St James church family.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a practising Christian. Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

We envisage that someone with the right willingness and sensitivities will be able to grow into the role. Applicants who feel that they do not meet all the desirable criteria are still encouraged to apply.

How to apply for the job
Applications and Interview process Non-UK Citizens applicants must already possess a right to work in the UK. We cannot sponsor visas. We encourage all potential applicants to get in touch with the line manager, Mark Murthen, to arrange an informal chat ( We also invite you to visit our Sunday Services either in person or online – see our website for details ( To apply for this role please email to request an application form. Closing date: Application forms need to be returned by 6 June 2022. Please note that applications without the form will not be considered for this role. Interviews in week beginning 13 June 2022, with the possibility of a second interview stage at a mutually agreeable date. We normally refund reasonable travel costs from within the UK. Further information will be given if invited to interview.

St James Church

Muswell Hill

St James is a large and thriving church in North London whose vision is to bring God glory by planting in partnership.

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