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25th June 2022

Single Friendly Church is looking for a new Executive Director to lead our small team on a part time basis. Amelia Gosal, who has led the organisation since 2020, has moved into a new leadership role. During her time at Single Friendly Church she's overseen the development of our 5 Steps, Audit tool, workshops and many other things that have had a huge impact. We are very sad to see her go, but this is a fantastic opportunity for a new dynamic individual to take us forward into the next season!

If you know someone who is passionate about seeing UK churches welcome and include single people, with experience running an organisation or campaign, please let them know about this opportunity.

About us

Single Friendly Church is a growing organisation that exists to emphasise the positive contribution and identity of single people in churches across the UK. We are looking for a new Executive Director to lead the existing part time team which currently includes a Campaign Manager, a Church Network Co-ordinator and Social Media Manager. The Founder is also actively involved. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in an emerging organisation.

The role

  • Setting the objectives and direction for the organisation
  • Managing the team (ie annual appraisals, one-to-one meetings, setting targets)
  • Working with the Directors and in due course the Trustees
  • Reviewing the strategy of the organisation post-pandemic
  • Building networks with churches, Christian groups, key influencers
  • Delivering webinars and presenting at speaking engagements
  • Managing attendance at festivals and exhibitions
  • Keeping aware of issues around singleness and relevant Christian issues
  • Reporting impact and developing organisational targets
  • Represent SFC in sector groups and networks
  • Manage governance as SFC converts from a CIC to a CIO
  • Manage SFC board meetings and produce necessary documentation
  • Oversee budgeting and finance functions
  • Identify and develop income streams as the organisation grows

This is just a list of tasks, however, we really want someone who has the energy and drive to make a real impact and inspires others both inside and outside the team – could this be you?

Skills

  • Some experience of leading an organisation or campaign
  • Either worked in a Christian organisation or strong understanding of Christian culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Christian networks
  • Good experience and enjoys working and inspiring a small team
  • PR and fundraising experience would be desirable

Terms

Currently looking at 3 days per week on freelance basis on equivalent of £50,000 p.a. (Ie £30,000 p.a.)

The office based in central London, whilst the role is offered as hybrid working, it is expected that the successful candidate would be in the office one day a week.

Application procedure

Please write to info@singlefriendlychurch.com enclosing your current CV and letter addressing the job role and how you would demonstrate that you are the right person for this role (up to two pages).

Unfortunately we are unable to support general enquires this role prior prior to application but we look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be acknowledged.