BRIDGE THE GAP JOBS

THANK YOU FOR SHOWING INTEREST
IN THE POSITION OF OPERATIONS COORDINATOR.

To apply, please forward your CV and a covering email to:
[email protected]

Please include in your covering email and in no more than 500 words why you think you are suited to this role.

A FOOTBALL COMMUNITY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, DEVELOPING LEADERS, AND TRANSFORMING LIVES.

Bringing people together from different backgrounds and walks of life, through football. Running multiple sites across the UK, playing our part in Bridging the Gap between Church and Football.

HELLO

Thank you for taking the time to consider whether you should apply for the role of Operations Coordinator, at Bridge the Gap Football. As the charity begins a new chapter of ministry and mission, we are looking to build a team to help support the growth. Please read through this page and information to apply is at the bottom.

ABOUT US

In September 2019, Bridge the Gap launched two brand new football communities on the south coast in Southampton and Portsmouth. Just over two years on, we have 13 locations across the UK. Our vision is to create football communities that build relationships, develop leaders, and transform lives. By 2025 our vision is to have 50 locations across the UK. Each member of our team plays a key role in contributing to our vision. Our mission is bigger than any individual task but together our work contributes to the bigger vision. As a Christian organisation our faith is an integral part of our working culture and as such it is a genuine occupational requirement for the post-holder to profess a Christian faith.

“A FOOTBALL COMMUNITY BUILDING
RELATIONSHIPS, DEVELOPING LEADERS,
AND TRANSFORMING LIVES.”
— OUR VISION.

ROLE SUMMARY

As the Operations Coordinator, you will work collaboratively with the CEO, Site Leaders and partner churches to support the day to day running of Bridge the Gap.

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

We have a fast-paced working environment where we strive for high quality in everything we do.  Our ethos is to be encouraging, grateful, gracious, and professional and we endeavour to thread this through every part of the organisation and every interaction. It is an exciting and challenging place to work and is full of variety. We aim for a ‘can-do’ environment where innovation and creativity is encouraged alongside serving others. Staff community is warm and engaging with lifelong relationships being built.

This is an office-based role based at Saint Mary’s Church offices with free parking, in the centre of Southampton.

CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a two-year fixed-term contract in the first instance, with the hope of becoming permanent. There will be a 3-month probationary period.

You will be line managed by the CEO. The salary is £22,000 – £25,000 dependent of experience.

HOURS OF WORK

Full time, 37.5 hours / 5 days per week
Days and hours worked to be agreed with CEO. 

The role holder will be expected to work other key dates as required (agreed in advance with line manager).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

BTG Events (25%):

Provide support to site leaders on event preparation 
Plan and manage BTG Central events such as: BTG Annual tournament, staff weekend away, BTG Conference, BTG Fundraisers and summer festivals. 
Compile risk assessments for events
Connect and negotiate with third parties (stadia, venues, and other suppliers)
Develop sponsorship packages

Programme Operations (25%)

To manage initial contacts for expressions of interest from new churches and support churches including initial discussions and the onboarding process new partner churches.
Co-create an online platform for training and video resources
Ensure set up and training of Salesforce for all sites and to be the main point of contact with BookNow software. 
Manage the relationship with Envista Branding for the supply of our equipment and branding.

Finance (15%): Under the oversight of the Treasurer: 

Oversee and manage the budget, adhering to BTG finance policies
Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting
Management of Xero with bookkeeping provider
Track all expenditure and income and liaise with treasurer as necessary 
Oversee the process of claiming of gift aid and keep a log of donor activity

HR (15%): With the support of the trustee responsible for HR

Ensure the organisation is fully compliant in safeguarding, health and safety, accessibility, insurance, data protection
Ensure the correct policies and procedures are in place and adhered to
Responsible for new team member inductions 
Complete job descriptions and contracts
HR troubleshooting

Governance (5%): 

Arrange regular meetings of the trustees and finance committee, preparing agendas, papers and minutes.  
Complete the relevant Charities Commission admin for the onboarding of new trustees for example.
Draft emails / letters from the trustees to relevant parties when required

Fundraising (15%):

Research grants and trusts and co develop applications for suitable funding opportunities 
Prepare reports to go to funders or donors on the impact of funds to date
Report to CEO and board on status of funding pipeline
To develop a depository of successful grant applications to inform future application making
Develop and monitor outcome and impact measures to report back to funders.

This list is not exhaustive and the role will acquire other responsibilities as necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL

• Polite, confident and servant hearted.
• Ability to follow through on actions an efficient timely manner.
• Ability to juggle competing demands.
• Project management skills.
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
• Proficient MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• High attention to detail.
• High level of confidentiality.
• Budget management.
• Highly numerate and literate.
• Active member of a local church.

DESIRABLE

• Practical experience in working in a charity and a basic understanding of fundraising.
• Experience in administration.
• Some experience in dealing with budgets and finance.
• Some experience in dealing with different suppliers and stakeholders.
• Strategic thinker.


REQUIREMENTS

Bridge the Gap Football is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. All post holders and voluntary workers within the charity must share this commitment.
Right to Work. Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant providing necessary documentation to prove their right to work within the UK.
Any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced DBS and other appropriate checks as required.


APPLICATION PROCESS

This job will be advertised until 28th February (10am).
First stage interviews will take place on Monday 7th March 2022.
Second stage interviews will take place on Monday 14th March 2022.

To apply, please forward your CV and a covering email to
[email protected]

Please include in your covering email and in no more than
500 words why you think you are suited to this role.