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Parish General Manager  (And Assistant Treasurer)

St Mary’s Church, Battersea SW11

£17,500 P.A.  Part-time – 20 hours per week over five days


The Parish General Manager is a new role to St Mary’s that will appeal to experienced managers who hold demonstrable career experience. The post requires effective leadership, estate and facilities management, financial and accounting control & administration, and excellent customer service.  The role is likely to appeal to an experienced manager who wants to scale back their full-time working pattern, or, is looking to balance their working pattern with other commitments. Key duties and responsibilities:-


Leadership & Development

  • Provide office-based administration for the Parish, operating an efficient Parish Office and undertaking additional management and administrative tasks to enable the Vicar to focus on his priestly and church leadership calling.
  • Establish new processes to facilitate the smooth running of the church as and when necessary, identifying areas to improve the running of St Mary’s, especially where they provide a financial risk exposure or benefit.


Estate and Facilities Management

  • Managing St Mary’s Church Building, its use and maintenance; liaising with the London Borough of Wandsworth regarding issues relating to the maintenance and upkeep of the churchyard.
  • Acting as Fabric Officer for the PCC, managing minor works and liaising with its Fabric Working Group in the planning and delivering major projects and major repairs or refurbishment programmes.
  • Acting as primary liaison person between the PCC and the tenants on St Mary’s River Moorings ensuring effective management of the facility after Practical Completion (this is a major works programme planned over the next eighteen months will see the completion of a new, modern river moorings complex.


Financial Management and Administration

  • Acting as Assistant Treasurer (undertaking the tasks and responsibilities detailed in the job description) supporting the Treasurer (unpaid volunteer) in taking responsibility for the efficient day-to-day management of the accounts, including working on Sage 50 for Charities.


Customer Service

  • Ensuring that the vision of St Mary’s Church is demonstrated through the work and contacts made from its Church office.
  • Being the first point of contact for general enquiries, visitors and hirers, ensuring callers to the Parish Office are dealt with in a courteous, professional, timely manner.
  • Dealing capably and appropriately with pastoral enquiries, including baptisms, weddings and funerals.


For further details about the role and how to Apply, please see the Candidate Pack at

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 24 November 2017 with Interviews on Monday 11th December.

Please note:  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check