Business Manager - Retreat Centre

“in today’s hectic environment where people have no time to listen to God’s voice, Benedictine convents and monasteries become oases where women and men of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and religions can discover the beauty of silence and the harmony of God’s creation”.  

Pope Francis 

Ampleforth Abbey is situated in North Yorkshire and is home to the largest community of Benedictine monks in the UK.  The monastic Community has for many years welcomed visitors to the Abbey, providing retreats and other hospitality which enable people from all walks of life to experience the peace and tranquillity that is so often lacking in our lives today.  The Community are about to launch an exciting project which will be a significant expansion of its hospitality and retreat activity through the Ampleforth Retreat Centre.  This new role provides an exciting opportunity to work with the Community to lead and shape this welcome.

Working as part of the wider Hospitality team, the Business Manager will be responsible for leading the effective development and day to day operation of Ampleforth Abbey Retreat Centre, making a key contribution to growing the monastic apostolate of hospitality at Ampleforth.  The Business Manager will lead a small team and will co-ordinate this major expansion initiative, enabling guests to experience, through a wide range of activities, the calm and spirituality of the beautiful home of the Ampleforth Benedictine Monastic Community.  We are looking for a true team player, able to demonstrate excellent leadership and project management skills alongside an authentic commitment to the ethos and values of the Abbey and a genuine understanding of the value and benefits of its retreat activity.  Our new Business Manager will love working at Ampleforth and will have a positive, professional and empathetic approach to their work with us.

This post will close on Monday 19th April at 5pm. 

Salary circa £40,000 

This role will be offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.  

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