Operations Manager – St David’s Cathedral

Location: St David’s Cathedral, Hobart

Job Type: Part-time, fixed term (20-30 hrs per week as negotiated)

Closing Date: 2 April 2024


Operations Manager

St David’s Cathedral Church in Hobart is looking for a positive and proactive person who in wanting to serve God, can assist the Cathedral to fulfil its mission to proclaim Jesus as Lord and to minister to, for and in the City of Hobart.

The Operations Manager will play a strategic role in enhancing this mission through providing administrative and operational support to a busy inner-city church.

The Operations Manager will be part of the Cathedral Ministry team and will report to the Dean.  While the Operations Manager is expected to support the full ministry team, she/he will be expected to work independently on a variety of projects and processes.

The successful applicant for this position will have the opportunity to grow with the role integrating their particular gifts and skills in a way that serves the Cathedral.



Role Description

The successful applicant for the position is expected to:

  • Promote engagement with the Hobart community and within the Cathedral community.
  • Work in collaboration with the Cathedral Administrator managing administration to support the Cathedral community and enhance the Cathedral’s mission.
  • Oversee, recruit and support volunteers who participate in a wide range of activities and weekly services.
  • Manage Cathedral events (concerts, exhibitions, forums, and community services) including promotion, logistics and communication.
  • Manage Special Projects where necessary overseeing grant applications and liaising with funding and regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in preparation for Cathedral Chapter meetings and committees.

Personal Qualities Required for the Position

The successful applicant for the position is expected to:

  1. Be willing to work within the Christian ethos and supportive of the vision of the Cathedral;
  2. Have excellent administration skills including:
    • Strong organisation skills.
    • Good time management skills.
    • Ability to support and promote new initiatives.
    • Work independently and perform various overlapping tasks.
  3. Have strong interpersonal skills including:
    • Being able to take initiative.
    • Lead, equip and grow a team of volunteers.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Promote activities and generate enthusiasm.
  4. Have excellent communication skills including:
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and build positive working relationships.
    • Create effective written communications and social media content.
  5. Have good IT skills including:
    • Experience and skills in using Microsoft Office and across social media.
    • Ability to learn new skills on new web-based platforms.
  6. Essential Requirements:
    • Working with Vulnerable Persons check
    • National Police check
    • Commitment to Anglican Church’s Faithfulness in Service Code of Conduct
    • Commitment to Safeguarding Children training as required by the Anglican Church of Tasmania

Employment Terms

Hours of work: 20-30 hours per week (hours negotiable). Flexibility preferred due to event management

Length of contract: Two years with review after six months

Salary: Clerk’s Private Sector Award, Level 3 to 5 depending on skills and experience. The Position Description may be adjusted in line with experience levels.

Applications should be submitted in writing to the Dean of Hobart, St David’s Cathedral, office@saintdavids.org.au by 2 April 2024.

Two professional references are required confirming professional and personal knowledge, skills and abilities as referred to above.