This is an exciting opportunity to join Partnership’s team to support the development of independent churches. This is a new, central role that will be pivotal in leading the operations and development of Partnership over the next 2 years.  
We’re looking for someone with strong interpersonal, organisational, and resource management skills to run all our operations, including our service delivery, oversight and implementation of our strategy for growth, and to manage our relationships with our partners and sister organisations. We are seeking a committed, passionate individual who is a strategic thinker as well as great at turning vision into practical action.  
You’ll be someone who will be hands on and able to pick up the day to day operation of running the charity including any future organisation change and transition.  
This role will be 3 days a week, flexible working and based remotely (at home) with some travel throughout the UK. 
We are committed to ensuring that we are a welcoming and inclusive team which benefits from a broad spectrum of experiences and backgrounds. We are looking for someone committed in their Christian faith, active in local church fellowship and prayer, and passionate about churches working together. 
The Chief Operations Officer will give focus and impetus to Partnership’s operations and development, to supervise and encourage the Partnership team collectively and individually, and to play a prominent role in representing Partnership to other similar bodies and the evangelical world in general. 
  • Serves the Board by providing overall leadership of Partnership’s main operations and services which it provides to local churches and individuals associated with Partnership, principally through the Operational Coordinating Team (OCT) and the Development Team (regional coordination team). 
  • To help the Board develop its plan for growth, as well as implementing, on the ground, the practical steps needed to give effect to the Board’s plans. 
  • To give a key focus to the outward face of Partnership, raising the profile, recognition and scale of the ministry among;  
      1. Individual members and church members (working with Regional Coordinators) 
      2. Partnership’s wider constituency and sister organisations supporting that constituency such as Counties, Church Growth Trust, Echoes International, GLO, the J W Laing Trust, Stewardship, Church Support Network etc. and, 
      3. with others in the evangelical community (FIEC, Evangelic Alliance, etc). 
  • To manage any agreed organisational change and transition. 
We are looking for a person with a leadership style that is relational and supportive as they will be working closely with church leaders and our sister organisations.  
We want a networker and bridge builder, who is able to strike up positive relationships quickly and maintain them both with internal and external partners.  
We would like the person to have experience in operational planning and management. They will be effective in the deployment and stewardship of resources, people and finances.   
We want someone who is keen to learn and is open-minded, ideally with experience of living and working in different communities and with churches of different denominations. 
We are looking for someone who is active in local Christian fellowship and passionately committed to the growth and development of churches to support them in mission. 
    • Salary £30,000 – £35,000 pro rata, dependent on experience 
    • Hours 22.5 Hours (3 days per week) 
    • Contract Fixed Term for 2 years 
As well as fulfilling the role description and meeting the person specification the candidates must also: 
    • Adhere to the organisation’s Christian values and behaviours. The post has ‘protected characteristics’ status under the Equalities Act and evidence of a personal Christian faith is an ‘occupational requirement’ 
    • Be willing and able to travel throughout the UK 
    • Eligible to work in the UK 
To apply please send us a CV and a cover letter that summarises how your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities meets the criteria outlined in the person specification. Please read the candidate information pack in full  – it gives further details of the role and person we’re looking for, and what you need to do to apply. 
15.10.2020: The deadline for applications has expired and a long list of candidates for interview is being drawn up.
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