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Parish Manager
 Job Description: Parish Manager, Parish of St Clement & St James
 
About us
Located in vibrant North Kensington, the Parish of St Clement & St James Church consists of two Anglican churches in the liberal catholic tradition. It most recently came to national attention for its role during the Grenfell Fire disaster, when St Clement’s church threw open its doors on the night of the calamity to provide shelter for those fleeing the flames. 
This is an inclusive parish, whose two churches serve an astonishingly diverse community, drawn from a huge range of cultures, lifestyles, nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.  Though located in the wealthiest borough in Britain, the parish is among the poorest 8% in the country and has a long history of social engagement.  It helped found the Notting Hill Carnival, established its sister charity the ClementJames Centre which offers a huge range of literacy and employment programmes to people in the area and it is home to the social mobility charity, IntoUniversity, that promotes the educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  St Clement’s sits at the foot Grenfell Tower and became one of the centres for the relief effort.
The parish offers a broad programme of services, Sunday Schools, outreach events and pastoral care.  Under the leadership of priest-in-charge Fr Gareth Wardell, it is planning to expand its activities in the coming years. 
This is a chance to shape the future of parish with huge potential in one the most exciting and challenging parts of London.  The successful candidate will be a team-player and self-starter with bags of initiative, who truly wants to make a difference to people’s lives.
 
The job in brief
This is a new position created to manage the increasingly complex work of the parish.  The primary purpose of the Parish Manager is to run the Parish on a day-to-day basis, with a strong emphasis on managing the parish finances, assisting with fundraising, looking after the booking and maintenance of the parish’s facilities, managing communications (including the parish website and social media platforms), and providing general support for parish activities.
The successful candidate will also supervise the work of the Parish Administrator, whose services are shared with the ClementJames Centre.  The Administrator handles the phones and the Parish Office front desk and can take on or assist with many routine tasks such as booking trades people, producing pew sheets, and handling bookings for facilities or arranging special services such as funerals or baptisms.
The Parish Manager will also work closely with, and support, our Clergy and lay leadership team including the churchwardens and Parish Treasurer, attending and minuting PCC meetings as required.
 

The Role – Core duties include:

   
Supervision of Parish Administrator
The Parish Manager will be responsible for supervising the Parish Administrator, whose services are shared with the ClementJames Centre. The Administrator handles the phones and the Parish Office front desk and can take on or assist with many routine tasks such as booking trades people, producing pew sheets, and handling bookings for facilities or arranging special services such as funerals or baptisms. In addition, the Administrator is responsible for:
 
Financial management
 

Fundraising support
 
Facilities Management
 
Communications
 
Governance / Risk / Health and Safety
 
Administrative Support
 
This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. As a member of a small team, you will play your part across the church’s activities and you may be required to carry out other responsibilities reasonably assigned to you by the Priest/Vicar, the Treasurer and/or Churchwardens.
 

The Person – About the Applicant
 
Essential qualities
 
Desirable qualities
 
Terms and Conditions
Hours
The role is full-time based on a standard 35 hours per week from 9.00am-5.00pm (or 9.30am-5.30pm by agreement) Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch, although there may be some scope or need for flexibility in working patterns. Willingness to undertake occasional evening work and to attend one or two weekend parish events, for which time off would be given in lieu, would be an advantage. Annual holiday entitlement will be 20 days plus 8 Bank Holidays.
 
Salary
Salary will be between £24,000-£28,000 dependent on experience. In addition, an employer’s contribution of 10% of salary will be made towards an approved pension.
 
To Apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 sides to 
stclementjamessec@gmail.com no later than Friday 11th March 2022. Interviews: commencing March 14th