Church Operations Manager

Main Responsibilities
The Operations Manager is responsible for building and overseeing a team of staff and volunteers responsible for providing professional operational services to the entire organisation.
You will provide a strategic and operational advice to the Senior Pastor and play an integral role in implementing the vision of Toowoomba City Church. You will work closely with the Senior Pastor, and be responsible for managing volunteers.
The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the following areas:
In addition the Operations Manager will be expected to:

  • Provide confidential, timely, considered, and objective advice on strategic, operational, vision, and planning matters to the Senior Pastor.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to the Ministry Leadership Team.
  • Develop financial, legal, and governance capabilities to support the growth trajectory of the organisation in the medium and long-term.
  • Ensure legal, financial, and policy compliance as required of our operations.
  • Build, maintain and assist the Ministry Team made up of volunteers and staff.
  • Cultivate, maintain, and grow a culture of improvement, efficiency, professionalism, and creativity.


  • Evidences a committed, authentic and tested faith with a deep love for Jesus, which is modelled and
    evidenced in their family
  • Loves the church as the gathered people of God with a strong desire to see people live for the glory of God in all their lives.
  • Proven ability in establishing, training and leading teams and their leaders.
  • Clear, humble and an engaging leadership style.
  • Excellence in professional skills such as clear written and verbal communication, time-management, organization, and systems thinking.
  • Ability to negotiate conflict between parties.
  • Willing to work alongside others in a team and under the Senior Pastor.
  • Willing to commit to the vision and mission and join Toowoomba City Church.


  •  Experience in leading a staff team and running an organisation.
  • Strong numerical analysis skills and experience in managing budget.
  • More than five years experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrates the ability to have excelled in a professional vocation, and is a good cultural fit with the people of Toowoomba City Church.
  • Active member of Toowoomba City Church.

Special Conditions
Remuneration will be based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant and can be discussed with the Lead Pastor at time of application.
The position is open to male and female applicants. Suitability will be assessed based on the above qualifications.
For the appropriate appointee, a pathway into pastoral ministry may be considered. On this track, the role would encompass
pastoral duties alongside operational leadership, and would involve teaching and other ministry contributions.
For expressions of interest, please include your resume along with a statement about your life, values, and prior experience.

Position start date is fully negotiable for the right candidate.
Applications close 16th April 2021.


In your cover letter, please answer the following questions;

  1. Briefly outline your faith journey and how has your faith  has influenced your vocation
  2. What experience have you had in office & HR management
  3. Do you have any experience with Risk and Safety management in the Christian Ministry/NGO sector
  4. What do you consider the most important aspects of Leadership Please give an example of how you have modelled this
  5. Looking at this job description please outline the areas of you would consider your strengths and weaknesses

30/03/2021 $0 Toowoomba & Darling Downs 1 Administration & Office Support
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