sample content banner
St Mags > News

Advertisement for the vacancy of 
Operations Manager 

(previously Church Administrator)

St Mary Magdalene, Torquay


Fixed Term Contract (up to 2 years) of 20 hours per week at £9 per hour.


We are looking for an experienced and skilled Operations Manager to come and join St Mag’s St MagsChurch on a part-time basis to support our ministry. This is initially a temporary post for 2 years with the view to it becoming a permanent post. 

The purpose of the role is the development and delivery of strategic thinking and actions to fulfil the vision and facilitate the day-to-day administrative operations of the church in close co-operation with the Vicar, staff team and the Officers of the church.

For the last 18 months we have had a part time paid church administrator. While the role will continue to have a significant proportion of administration we are asking the new Operations post holder to take on a more strategic/developmental role. This could result in the position being reshaped as new opportunities are developed, this may include some kind of bonus system in relation to grants and funding.

As a faith-based organisation and place of Christian worship, our beliefs are foundational to everything we do. The post-holder will be expected to share these beliefs, join in the spiritual life of the church and work actively to support our ministry and vision. Along with our Vicar and staff team, this post is key in enabling growth in the ministry and vision. 

An application pack can be obtained from the church office by either email or by telephone on 01803 211868.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Rev Mark Searle via email: or for an informal chat on 01803 225 255

Closing date for completed applications will be on Thursday 27th April at  5pm.  Proposed Interview date: Saturday 6th May 2017


Mark Searle, 05/04/2017

Updated: Can you hum a tune and click a screen? 

Then you could help!

Great news. We now have three people on the team, but we could still do with two more.  Chocolate bar for each additional person that joins the team - come on let's get to five.

If you're a bit musical (you know that songs have tunes and can hum a few) and can use a computer (just clicking with a mouse, or even
touching a screen) then you could be on the team.

Every Sunday the words for our worship are projected onto the screen so that we can all join in. We are looking for at least more 3 people to come and join AJ on this team (he is currently doing it most weeks).

We have done all the hard work of setting the systems up, so it is often just a question of loading the songs and clicking through the verses - preferably in time with the worship band.

Please contact Mark or talk to AJ on Sunday. 

Other info