JOB VACANCY: St Clement’s Parish Property Trust – General Manager (p/t)

Role summary: St Clement’s Parish Property Trust is a small charity (in 2017, around £5 million assets and revenue) with Christian ethos based in East Oxford. The charity was established in 1903 and owns a number of properties which are used to provide space for, and income to support, community activities.

The Trustees are now seeking to appoint their first General Manager who will be accountable for running and reviewing all aspects of the Trust’s work, establishing a strategy to shape and grow the work of the charity in line with our Objects, mission and vision; and managing the properties and daily operations of the Trust.

We are looking for a proven leader with experience of running an organisation and relating to all stakeholders both within and outside the organisation. Experience of working in the voluntary sector desirable but not essential. The applicant must be comfortable with and supportive of the Trust’s Christian ethos

Job location (usual place of work): St Clement’s Church Centre, Cross Street, Oxford, OX4 1DA

Pay rate: £40,000 FTE. Part time role, 3-4 days. Rate will be prorated to actual hours worked. Flexible environment

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: General Manager, St Clement’s Church – Parish Property Trust

Applications close on date: Monday 7 January 2019

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Strategic direction- establishing and implementing new strategic plan to deliver Trust’s Objects and recently developed mission, vision and values statements.
  • Community outreach- proactively working with St Clement’s Church Parochial Church Council (PCC) and also with local community groups to identify how best to optimise and utilize the property and income, to meet needs of local community in line with the charity’s purposes.
  • Business development- initiating new programmes and activities which optimise the balance between income generation and community benefit in line with the charity’s purposes.
  • Operational and property management- working with a small team managing all operational aspects of running the charity; the properties’ development and maintenance; and ensuring all legal requirements are met.
  • Charity governance – managing all aspects of the charity’s governance including statutory reporting and Trustee support.

The key experiences and skills required are:

Leadership and management – experience of running an organisation or significant part of an organisation including budgetary and compliance accountability.

Strategy – ability to work with Trustees and staff in challenging the status quo and to establish a new strategic plan. Implementation of multi-year plans.

Stakeholder engagement – track record of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders.

Commercial acumen – experience of developing and delivering new approaches and initiatives in order to generate revenue and make best use of assets. Experience in negotiating commercial arrangements.

Property management –experience of managing property or facilities including familiarity with legal and statutory building requirements. Experience of managing proactive forward maintenance programmes and ability both to oversee management of, and also as necessary personally to handle, daily building issues.

Governance –knowledge of working within Charity Commission guidelines, or willingness to build knowledge.

Communication – ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of stakeholders. Customer service orientation.

Christian ethos – comfortable and supportive of the Christian ethos of the Trust

Job Description

To apply, please contact: If you are interested, please visit the St Clement’s Church website (www.stclements.org.uk) where we have provided further information about the Trust and full details of the application process. The closing date is Mon 7 January 2019 with initial interviews planned for w/c 28 January 2019.