Operations Director & Community Minister – Oasis Hub Waterloo
(a charity and church committed to community transformation)

 Permanent, full-time post, 40 hours per week, inclusive of breaks
Salary:  £44,320 per annum (Including London Weighting)

Oasis exists to create healthy thriving communities and reduce exclusion, through a holistic and Christ-centred approach to community development and social innovation. Our work is centred in local communities where we provide education; youth, children and families work; and community services.

We have an exciting opportunity to join Oasis Hub Waterloo, adding strategic leadership capacity to the Hub and holding the vision of Christ-centred community development, together with the Executive Director & Senior Minister.

We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic leader to work with the present Executive Director & Senior Minister on the leadership of Oasis Church Waterloo, on HR, team development and leadership, and on the Hub budget/finance strategy.

Alongside the Executive Director & Senior Minister, they will also have a focus on developing Oasis Church Waterloo, including developing and leading church services, nurturing discipleship, pastoral care, involving children and young people, and bringing creativity to our church activities. They will also have great interpersonal skills, be passionate about creating opportunity, will be entrepreneurial, innovative, and fully committed to the ethos, values and aims of Oasis.

What’s in it for you?

  • A chance to work with a great team of passionate, supportive and holistically-minded advisors and community workers.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference, materially improving people’s lives and impacting the local community.
  • The chance to get involved in the wider life of Oasis Hub Waterloo, including community events and staff gatherings.

You will receive the support of a fantastic team of professionals in the community. As part of the package, Oasis offers:

  • A pension scheme, currently offering 7% employer contribution.
  • A generous holiday allowance.
  • Flexible working where possible, with family friendly policies

Key responsibilities:

  • Alongside the Executive Director & Senior Minister, providing strategic oversight and development of the community team and church.
  • Operational management, including wider team systems, policies and procedures.
  • Financial management.
  • Risk management.
  • Support the Executive Director & Senior Minister to lead the life of the congregation of Oasis Church Waterloo.

The successful post holder must have:

  • Experience of leading community delivery.
  • Experience of working for/being on the leadership team of a church.
  • Experience of growing projects from the initial start-up phase through to maturity.
  • Ability to act strategically and to be involved in direct delivery.
  • Recent experience of working with young people and communities.
  • Experience of strategic management within a school, statutory, voluntary or commercial organisation.

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic project and want to know more or for an application pack, please email recruitment@oasisuk.org, or for an initial chat, call Nathan Jones (Executive Director & Senior Minister) on 07862 007739. We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups. In accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the successful  candidate to be a committed Christian, as you will be expected to lead in some church community activities as part of your role.

Completed applications should be returned by 9am Friday 31 May, 2024.

Interviews will take place in Waterloo on either Thursday 6th or Friday 7th June, 2024.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1163889