Vacancy: Operations Manager (Huntingdon)

Posted on Tuesday 8 January 2019
The Diocese of Ely now seeks an Operations Manager to support the Changing Market Towns project in Huntingdon.

Over the next five years, the Diocese of Ely is investing £4.36 million in the region's market towns. We are now seeking inspiring people to help us realise our aims. 

We want to see whole communities transformed through the love of God. The Changing Market Towns project focusses on enabling and sustaining church growth in small and medium-sized towns, significantly enhancing the Diocese’s ability to realise its desire to engage, grow and deepen our commitment to God through word, worship and prayer. 

It is far-reaching and ambitious and an expression of our faith in the power of God – are you ready to be part of this exciting future? 

The Diocese of Ely now seeks an Operations Manager to support the Changing Market Towns project in Huntingdon. 

Purpose of the Role(s)

  • To enable delivery of the Changing Market Towns project by offering a support role in monitoring, reporting and managing resources
  • The Operations Manager will be an active player in moving the Changing Market Towns project forward, working closely with local clergy and the Bishop’s Change Officer for Market Towns
  • The role will assist the Anglican clergy and congregations of the town with administrative and financial functions 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the clergy and leadership team (under the guidance of the town leader), to realise the objectives of the Market Towns project
  • Assisting clergy, church officers and lay volunteers in the change towards co-ordinated and effective working patterns
  • Collating data and assisting with the reporting and measuring of the project
  • Undertaking administrative management such as time management and overseeing payroll and pension operations for the employees directly engaged in project delivery
  • Overseeing the allocation of church time and resources and giving guidance to parishes on fundraising and bookkeeping activities 

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary: £26,000 (for a full-time position)
  • Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 28th January 2019
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 8th February 2019
  • Membership of The Church Workers Pension Fund (non-contributory)
  • Initial three-year contract (fixed-term)
  • The employing entity will be the Parochial Church Council of St Barnabas, Huntingdon (The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance / ‘Diocese of Ely’ is not the employer of this post) 

This position is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

Application Process

  • Please complete the application form in full. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be accepted as a substitute.
  • Completed applications should be returned by email to, and by the closing date published above.
  • Please use the application form to demonstrate – with relevant examples – how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role for which you are applying. The further particulars and role description set out the qualities and experience being sought, and the selection panel will use this as the basis for deciding whether or not to invite an applicant for interview.