Bridlington Churches

Job Vacancy at Westway Open Arms




PART-TIME (Fixed Term Contract)

The post of Centre Manager will be a part-time post of 25 hours p/w covering the opening hours of the Centre, administration hours, volunteers management, and occasional out-of-hours events.

SALARY                               £16,666

(based on full-time equivalent £25,000 37.5h)

HOURS                                25 hours per week. Normally Monday to Thursday, plus occasionally, out-of-hours evening.

ROLE                                    The role is a fixed term contract for 3 years (with a view to extending beyond 3 years subject to funding)

RESPONSIBLE TO                       Charity Director


Westway Open Arms is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), with Christian ethos and values. Westway Open Arms is situated in Eastfield on Westway adjacent to Holy Nativity Church. The main work of the charity is the provision of a social action centre within the community on four days per week. We are a well established charity and are recognised for high quality services. 

The work of the charity is mainly carried out by volunteers, and has the support and assistance of local churches, charities and agencies, as well as the Diocese and Scarborough Borough Council. 


We are seeking a Centre Manager, who is self-motivated and enthusiastic with significant organisational experience of managing and developing people and systems & procedures, and having empathy with the Charity’s Christian ethos and values.

We aim for this to be a key position, with this person working in cooperation with the Trustees and Service Leads in the operational management and development of the Centre, supporting the on-going work that is already happening.


·        Empathy with the Centre’s Christian ethos and values.

·        At least two years' experience of working as a manager in a busy environment

·        Supervisory experience

·        Ideally have experience of working with volunteers

·        Practical working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

·        Have an empathetic and clear communication manner

·        Willing to complete a Confidential Declaration, DBS checks and Safeguarding Training (please also see attached detailed person specification)


For a copy of this Job Description and Person Specification for the post, please email:

To apply for this position, please send the following for the attention of the Charity Director via e-mail to:

·        Comprehensive CV, including information demonstrating how the applicant meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

·        Covering letter

Please note:

Applications via a recruitment agency or third party are not acceptable, and would not therefore be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS            Thursday 17th June, 3pm

INTERVIEWS                                                   Friday 2nd July

This job description is intended to give an overview of the role. The Charity Director or Deputy may request tasks to be undertaken that are not specifically mentioned in this document but will be in line with the nature of the role.

This job description may be subject to amendment and revision by the Board of Trustees periodically, which will be undertaken in consultation with the post holder and with respect to the changing need of the charity.

Westway Open Arms is an Equal Opportunities employer. Please notify us in advance if you have any special needs to support your application or potential interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the centre – please email your request to Graham White at