Vacancy — Director

Vacancy — Director

Head of Operational and Commercial Services

£45,000 p.a.

Lee Abbey London is looking for a new Director – Head of Operational and Commercial Services to manage a hall of residence for 160 students and to lead the residential and non-residential Christian community who run the residence.

The Lee Abbey London Community seeks to serve students from around the world through hospitality, outreach and service. Students can be of any nationality or faith and they study at many different colleges in London. With over 60 years’ experience of serving students and “communicating Christ through relationships”, Lee Abbey London has a strong history of ministry and service but also faces new challenges as we look to refurbish our building and renew our ministry and effectiveness for years to come, and particularly in light of the ongoing impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The Director should be a committed Christian, secure in and enthused about their faith in Jesus Christ. Together with the other Lee Abbey Communities, Lee Abbey London is an “Acknowledged Community” by the Church of England. While Lee Abbey is Anglican in foundation, its culture and outlook is ecumenical and welcoming.

Supported by the Board of Trustees and working with a core leadership team, the Director has overall responsibility for:

  • Commercial management of a successful international student residence
  • Leadership of the international and ecumenical Christian Community
  • Promoting a culture of hospitality and ministry to both students and Community members.

Lee Abbey London is part of a wider network under the umbrella of the Lee Abbey Movement, sharing Christ through relationships, nationally and globally.

This position requires full membership of the Christian community at Lee Abbey London on a non-residential basis. The post is:

  • Full-time
  • For an initial 5-year contract (fixed term)
  • With pension & benefits
  • With 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Based in Kensington, London

More information

How to apply

To apply please contact Chris Barry at  You will be sent a copy of the Lee Abbey London Futures Plan and will be asked to reply with a full CV and a covering letter which articulates your response to the plan and your expected role in its implementation.

Deadline for applications: 1st November 2021

Lee Abbey London is committed to safeguarding the welfare of adults and children and expects all who join our team to share this commitment. A DBS check is required for this position.