St. Philip’s Church Centre – Centre Manager (around 25 hours per week) 

from £24,000 to £27,500 depending on experience and 25 days annual leave (both pro-rata)

Working as part of a core staff team, this role is to provide a welcoming Christian presence in our Church Centre including its Café, to manage the operations including marketing, communications, room hirers and other Centre stakeholders, liaising with Church personnel, and taking financial responsibilities including managing a sizeable budget. The job also includes oversight of policies, office systems, IT, building maintenance and the supervision of cleaning/caretaking services. An important element of this role involves inspiring and coordinating volunteers to help run our Church Centre.

You will identify as a Christian, being able to actively contribute to the aims, values and ethos of the Church bringing passion to the role, so being part of St Philip's fellowship will be important to fulfilling our aims.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the role holders are committed Christians in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Further particulars are given below other adverts. Expressions of interest to Alan Syrop,    Applications including a covering letter and CV to be emailed to  by 15th Sept 2019.

Children & Youth Work Co-ordinator (pt-time)

We are called by Jesus to minister to the children and young people here – can you come and help to fulfil our vision ?

As a longstanding lively evangelical Anglican congregation encompassing Christians of all ages and life experiences.   We enjoy a purposeful spirituality within a wide range of worship, prayer and liturgy.   We are blessed with a modern parish centre that serves the church and community as a place of welcome and where we tackle the spiritual needs in the heart of Cambridge’s residential area.
We aim to grow our children, young people and families ministry in the context of worshipping and actively contributing to the life of this fellowship.
We are looking for an experienced Youth or Children’s worker to coordinate and oversee many of the activities involving children and young people in the church and in our local Church school.  Whilst this is a hands-on role, a key part will be envisioning and developing volunteers who serve on various teams.   You will become part of our friendly and supportive church staff team.

We seek someone for 20-25 hours per week and will pay a salary in relation to experience; we would also consider dividing the role for the right candidates.  We provide opportunities for further training whilst Cambridge offers excellent possibilities for wider theological education.

You will be a committed Christian and if appointed, we expect you to become an active member of St Philip’s.

For further information, please see below  Or, please contact Stewart Taylor (Vicar) at  or Alan Syrop (Warden) on 07720209139

Closing date for applications is 7th Sept 2019

Centre Manager

Further details:

St Philip’s Church Centre is the main place in the parish where we worship on Sundays and midweek, and also where most of the activities of the Church take place, including prayer, fellowship groups, bible study and a regular Alpha Course.

It is also a place of welcome, friendship, service and reaching out to our local community; hence, the Cornerstone Café is run by the Church in a purpose built area and opens 5 days a week from 9 to 3. 

The Centre is the place of work for our 5 or so paid staff as well as many volunteers.  Rooms are also let out to members of the wider community to provide an income to finance the work of the church, and to provide services to the community, all in accordance with the purpose, values and vision of the church.

St Philip’s has excellent facilities, which have capacity for much more activity than we currently sustain.   A key element of the Centre Manager’s role is to develop the resources in particular the potential volunteer base within the Church and encourage greater levels of activity within our Christian ethos.

The Centre Manager is part of a prayerful team, which functions as a Christian community.  The team worships each day, and has a weekly staff meeting in the context of prayer and bible study.  This is an essential part of how we function, so that every staff member works to create an integrated Christian space, where all will be ready to serve and share their faith when appropriate.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that role holders are committed Christians in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.


Role Summary

The Centre Manager holds together key areas of the way the church fulfils its mission and ministry as a Christian presence in Romsey Town by integrating a diverse set of both internal activities and external hires. 

The Centre Manager will ensure effective systems are in place to serve the needs of the many stakeholders, including Vicar, paid staff, volunteer staff, Church Council and Centre Management Committee, Café users and hirers.

These systems facilitate the work of the church and its teams and will include Admin, IT, finance, building maintenance and building services.

The Centre Manager is crucial in resolving the tensions inherent in our vision as a Church, such as the need to generate income versus the opportunity to serve others, and to do so within the ethos that we maintain through our Christian values.


The Centre Manager will report to a Line Manager from the Centre Management Committee and be accountable to the Committee for meeting the objectives set for the role.  He/she will be a member of the Staff team that meets during the weekdays and includes the other Church members who lead the various aspects of our Church life.  The team seeks to provide mutual support to all.

Specific Responsibilities (not in priority order)

 Centre Ethos

Greets visitors and ensures their needs are met. Ready to speak about their faith with all when appropriate.  Answers queries by email, phone and post.

Liaises with church members and staff on all aspects of shared use of buildings and facilities, communications, finances etc. Encourages volunteering by church members (and community members) in the Centre’s administration and activities. Attends church events, staff meetings - being part of the church fellowship will be important to this role.

Deals with all aspects of communication with visitors, users and interested parties to the Church Centre. Oversee the room booking system to ensure smooth co-ordination across staff teams, PCC, congregation and external users (e.g. room hire).

Markets the Centre to potential users to secure bookings, maintains the Church Centre website, and supports campaigns to reach out and serve the local community.

Systems and Procedures 

Set up, document and maintain all systems and procedures to ensure effective and efficient running of the Centre e.g. room booking system, H&S, risk assessments and keeps logs and records to support these. Ensure that appropriate Fire safety systems and procedures are in place and necessary individuals are trained and kept up to date.

 Responsible for the IT strategy of the Church Centre ensuring the office PCs are operational and data is backed up on a regular basis.   Responsible for overall office management including co-ordination of leave in the staff team, maintaining and purchasing of furniture and equipment – with correct approvals, petty cash and post. Undertakes other ad hoc tasks as required. 

Building Management 

Responsible for overseeing cleaning, health & safety, security, equipment, consumables/suppliers and all aspects of maintenance and minor works of the Church Centre and external grounds to ensure it is maintained to a high standard and keeps the essential ethos of the Church.

Oversees caretaking requirements and facilities inc furniture.  Ensures the security of the building including correct setting of alarms and locking up by staff and users. Monitor and manage heating system to ensure comfort at min cost.

Supervises cleaning/caretaking staff (or contractors), and all volunteers involved in the running of the Centre, ensuring that training is undertaken where necessary and that the building is stocked with consumables and fit for use. Developing the skills and passions of church volunteers in particular community outreach projects alongside other leaders as appropriate.


Responsible for financial management of the Centre, ensuring all users are invoiced via Sage Accountancy (and payments received) by liaising with the Church Administrator and Treasurer and that income and costs are maintained within budgetary levels. Liaises with Treasurer and assists with the preparation of annual accounts, tax returns etc. as required. Supports the fundraising activities of the Centre including completion of funding applications if required.

 Relationships  with Key Partners

Liaises and works closely with key partners/collaborators of the Centre e.g. St Philip’s School, Jimmy’s Night Shelter, Romsey Mill etc. to maintain good relations, smooth running of services, including liaison with on-site staff, trainees and volunteers. Acts as the Key Coordinator for Melbourne House. Liaises with local authorities and external bodies as required.