• An exciting OPERATIONS MANAGER opportunity has become available at the Redland City Uniting Church.
  • Do you have operational management experience and a desire for wanting to help build a fruitful, thriving community of faith, intentionally growing God’s Kingdom in the Redlands?
  • This full-time position will report to the Church Council and be required to work co-operatively with the Ministry Agents and Portfolio Leaders to achieve the Mission and realise the Redland City Uniting Church Vision.

About Redland City Uniting Church:

The Redland City Uniting Church (RCUC) will be formed on 1 January 2022 from the amalgamation of 5 previously separate Uniting Churches in the Redlands.

Approximately 2 and half years ago, the 5 UC congregations enter a period of discernment and visioning to prayerfully seek God’s direction for the future. Over that time, work was conducted to shape how the churches could work together and in October 2021 they voted to come together as one amalgamated congregation called the Redland City Uniting Church which will be formed with effect from 1 January 2022

The RCUC has a vision to be a congregation that is relevant to the community we serve, drawing people into a life in Jesus Christ. A church that is alive with the excitement of children and youth and their families where worship is vibrant and where we build on the strong community relationships already in place across the Redlands.

This exciting development heralds a new beginning for the Uniting Church in the Redlands. An opportunity to establish the solid foundations for a Christ centred community growing God’s Kingdom.

Our Mission: “In response to God’s grace we will seek to be a fruitful, thriving community of faith, intentionally growing God’s Kingdom throughout the Redlands.”

About the Role:

The RCUC is seeking to appoint an appropriately skilled and experienced full-time Operations Manager who will be responsible to the Church Council for:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the RCUC spread across 5 Ministry and Mission Centres (across the Redlands) so that the Ministry Team is freed up from administration and organisational activities to focus on Ministry and Mission activities.
  • Overseeing the Finances, Communications, Property Maintenance and Administration Portfolio and activities of RCUC.
  • Working closely with the Ministry Team (currently, the equivalent of 3 full time agents) to ensure that the agreed Mission to achieve a fruitful, thriving and sustainable mission across the Redlands is achieved and the RCUC Vision is realised.
  • Providing Strategic input, planning and co-operative leadership to realise the RCUC’s Vision of a church that is alive with the excitement of children and youth and their families and where worship is vibrant and offers different styles that appeals to the broad demographic of the Redlands. A church that draws people into a life in Jesus Christ and that builds on the strong community relationships already in place across the Redlands.
  • Working closely with the Ministry Team to co-ordinate the work of the 6 church portfolios (of Discipleship, Worship, Pastoral Care, Children Youth & Families, Community Service & Pathways, Finance Administration & Property) and ensure communication and optimum collaboration between the 6 portfolios. (And Report to the Church Council on the work and responsibilities of the Portfolios)
  • Overseeing internal and external communications/marketing functions.
  • Supervising and co-ordinating the tasks and responsibilities of the full time ‘Administration & Communications Officer’.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Hands on experience in successfully working in organisations with multi-level structures in multiple sites with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of systems and processes (particularly those that have delegated authorities working at different levels)
  • Detailed understanding of leadership, team culture and dynamics and accountability frameworks
  • An understanding of marketing and growth strategies
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Experience in strategic change management and implementing processes & systems to successfully achieve Missional objectives and realise a previously agreed Vision
  • Preferably with experience in working successfully with teams of volunteers.
  • Self-motivated to carry out defined responsibilities and tasks without supervision and achieve defined goals/objectives within timeframes.

 

Other Requirements

  • The position will, ideally, suit someone who lives in or close to the Redlands
  • Ability and energy to work flexible hours as required (including weekends) to meet all responsibilities and enable engagement with the 5 Ministry & Mission Centres and the various Church Portfolios.
  • Driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A formal qualification in either business management, accounting, engineering, organisational behaviour or other relevant fields will be an advantage
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia (for a fuller understanding of the ethos of the church, refer to The Basis of Union).

What’s on offer:

  • Become an integral member of the RCUC leadership team.
  • Work with passion for a church with a clear and exciting Mission and Vision.
  • A salary, commensurate with your skills & experience.
  • A full time role that may also suit a short term (say 6 to 12 months) contractor.

Applications:

  • If this challenging and rewarding role, with a mid to end January 2022 start, is what you are looking for, please submit your CV and covering email explaining why, you believe, you are perfect for the position to redlandcityuc@gmail.com as soon as possible (and no later than 31 December 2021)

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