April 7, 2021

Situation Vacant: St Mary’s is Hiring

Parish General Manager & Secretary to the Parochial Church Council The Parish General Manager and Secretary to the Parochial Church Council at St Mary’s Church Battersea is a broad, rewarding…

Parish General Manager & Secretary to the Parochial Church Council

The Parish General Manager and Secretary to the Parochial Church Council at St Mary’s Church Battersea is a broad, rewarding and impactful role that requires effective leadership, estate and facilities management and excellent relationship management, especially of volunteers. This is a role which offers opportunity to shape the life and operations of St Mary’s alongside day to day running of the church over the next year.

Alongside duties that go with a busy church office: dealing with the competing demands of individuals, church members and the breadth of commercial and charitable bodies we interact with, there are two major pieces of work. These are to complete the refurbishment of the river moorings at the church, taking place in 2022/23 and developing opportunities to use the church/churchyard for commercial purposes to support Church revenue.

The position is a full-time fixed term contract of 21 months with the opportunity to convert to permanent if the business development side is viable. This includes 6 weeks’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays), with part of this taken between Christmas Day and early January.


  • Business Development and Leadership
  • Estate and Facilities Management
  • Stakeholder & Relationship Management
  • Financial Management and Administration
  • General Administration


  • Location: St Mary’s Church, Battersea, London,
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 – 40,000 depending on experience


We recognise that applicants may have experience of the below in different quantities. We welcome candidates’ clarity about where they have areas of strength and where they feel they need to gain experience.  Feeling as though you as a potential candidate don’t tick all the area should not stop you applying!


  • Experience of dealing with complex or difficult enquiries
  • Experience of partnership working and contract management or experience of procuring goods or services
  • Effective relationship building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences
  • High level of competence in producing documents and reports using Microsoft Office and file plan Microsoft 365
  • Competency with other software, such as WordPress, SurveyMonkey and ability to work with a CRM system (the PCC uses iKnowChurch)

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience of staff management/direct reports and related issues
  • Experience of working within a public organisation or local council setting
  • Experience of success at external outreach
  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • A practising Christian with knowledge of the Church of England
  • Knowledge of GDPR and other Data Protection Requirements


Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Sunday 2 May 20201.  The first round of assessment is a telephone/Zoom call. Final round is panel interviews which will take place on 8th May 2021.

To apply please review the full job description below and send the completed application form, CV and Cover letter to [email protected]

Full Job Description

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