HOURS: Full time – 37.5 hours per week.
SALARY: Starting salary of £27,000 plus 5% pension contribution
Welcome Churches’ vision is for every refugee to be welcomed by the local church. We do this by equipping and resourcing churches to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to their local community and by profiling them on our national Welcome Network. In 2021 so far our Welcome Network of refugee-welcoming churches has grown to over 600 churches across the UK and this number is increasing every month.
Most recently we have been responding to the urgent need to help welcome newly-arrived Afghans to the UK, since the collapse of the Afghan government in August. At the end of September we had connected around 2500 Afghans with their local church and provided training to over 400 individuals from local churches to be ready to welcome them. We have helped to establish the ‘Afghan Welcome’ response across different organisations which you can find out more about at afghanwelcome.org.
In addition to responding to urgent needs, we have a number of projects which churches can run. We provide a variety of training and resources to churches to support, disciple and include refugees in all aspects of church life. Our Welcome Boxes project provides a way for churches to proactively welcome newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in their location. We train Coordinators and volunteer Welcomers from the church to visit those newly arriving, welcome them with a Welcome Box and continue to welcome the family or individual over a period of 3 months, introducing them to others in the church community and wider community.
About the role:
We are hiring for an Operations Manager, as the demand for our work is growing exponentially. The Operations Manager will join the Senior Management Team providing Christian leadership within the organisation and implementing the charity’s Christian ethos and values. You will be directly accountable to one of our Joint CEOs through regular supervisions. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with refugees and asylum seekers, a self-starter with the ability to work independently. You will be well organised, showing exceptional project management skills and able to manage and prioritise workloads. You will also be working closely with the financial manager by assisting with financial projections and financial analysis of existing programs and policies.
It’s essential that the candidate has an active Christian faith and shows experience of being an active member of a local church community. You will show an understanding of how different churches operate and engage within their denominations and church affiliations in the UK.
In order to apply for this position, please submit a 2-page cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 25th October. Interviews will be conducted face to face in Derby in the week commencing 8th November.